I have just landed myself a job in TGI FRIDAY’S as a marketing executive. I’m looking forward for information on how i could prepare myself before I join them. According to the marketing manager who interviewed me she needs an update of the f&b industry/ market on daily basis and also I’ll be called in to assist for a mock service in their new restaurant opening. How can I do my best? Any info/advice would be very much appreciated. I have no prior working experience at all.
Talk to your marketing manager now. Tell them you want to do your best (they hired you, so presumably they understand your limits) and ask for examples of things that have been done in the past. Ask for critiques of the past. Get any corporate vision statements and plans for the next 3-5 years. Talk to the person you replaced (if they’re still around).
They will be training you to fit in their organization. While I can give you advice in general, let them fill your head with their needs. When you understand where they are, how they work, and what their limits are – then start looking outside the organization for answers to see what best practices are, learning from experience.
Until then, ask a lot of questions and listen to the answers. Be a sponge.