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On October 10, 2018, Bristol’s President Benjamin Farber moderated the Global Gaming Expo (G2E) panel, Taking Charge of Your Career to Achieve Your Preferred Future. Joining Ben on the panel were Bellagio’s Human Resources Director Brenda Dysinger and Affinity Gaming’s Director of Human Resources Greg Kite. The three executives discussed two major areas of development to provide professionals with the necessary tools to prepare for their future: Effective Networking and Nailing the Interview Process.

Effective Networking

Effective networking can be done internally within the company and externally through conferences, leadership groups, and events. Professionals should have the proper knowledge to avoid burning bridges with networks, especially when working with a small industry.

Below are a few tips for internal and external networking:

Nailing the Interview Process

There are three main steps to nailing the interview process: Prepare, Present, and Close. By following the advice for each step, you’ll be well on your way to making yourself the obvious choice when the right opportunity comes along.


Bristol Associates, Inc. is an executive search firm with over 50 years of excellence in recruiting nationwide. Bristol specializes in recruiting for companies in the casino gaming, food manufacturing, hospital/healthcare, hotels/resorts, travel/tourism/attractions, facilities/concessions, and restaurant businesses.

If you’re interested in working with Bristol Associates, click here if you’re an employer or here if you’re a job seeker.

Signing an approved document / salary history

On October 12, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown approved AB 168, a law that prohibits all California employers from requesting potential employees’ salary history, including previous compensation and benefits. The law has been effective since January 1, 2018.

Additional US states and cities including Delaware, Oregon, Massachusetts, New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh have also prohibited employers from inquiring about salary history.

With the law in effect, all applicants and candidates in the areas listed above are free to voluntary disclose their salary history if they desire, but it is not a requirement.

Below are articles from several publications to provide more information about AB 168.

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For 16 consecutive years, Bristol Associates and Spectrum Gaming Group have surveyed casino gaming executives from around the country about their career goals, job satisfaction, and outlook on the industry. The data we’ve gathered provides insight into the factors that are most important to executives when pursuing a new position and their perception of the casino gaming industry as a whole. This year we received over 1,300 responses—the highest number of participants in our survey since inception.

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Seminole Tribe of Florida was voted the top employer to work for in the 2015 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey. Pictured above is the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

We are pleased to announce that Bristol Associates is conducting the 16th Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey in conjunction with Spectrum Gaming Group.

Please take a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire here.  All individual responses are kept confidential. Participants in the survey will receive a link to the results.

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As the restaurant industry has grown with the strengthening economy, there has been an increase in jobs, and along with it an increase in competition to hire and retain top talent. At Bristol Associates, we’re always interested in learning why candidates are attracted to some types of companies more than others.

We conducted a survey with a sampling of 170+ candidates from our database of restaurant executives in order to find out:

  • Which restaurant segment has the most satisfied managers and executives?
  • What attracts top talent to each restaurant segment?

The infographic below illustrates our key takeaways.​


If you’re interested in working with Bristol Associates, click here if you’re an employer, or here if you’re a job seeker.

Steve is an executive recruiter in the restaurant and casino industries. He joined Bristol Associates in 2006 and is a die hard Los Angeles Lakers fan. You can contact him by email or for his full bio click here.

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restaurant industry preferenceWe are excited to kick off Bristol Associates’ latest survey that will analyze restaurant industry preferences among management-level professionals, and we would love to have you participate. The national survey is designed to explore which segments of the industry restaurant professionals prefer to work in and why. The survey should take no more than 2 minutes to complete.

Click here to take the 2 minute survey.

Thank you in advance for your time! We look forward to sharing the results with you.

NewsletterWe are excited to announce that we’ll be launching a monthly newsletter starting in December. Subscribe here to have it delivered straight to your inbox every month.

Here’s what you can expect:

  • Exclusive job opportunities
  • Hiring tips to keep you informed of the latest trends and best practices
  • Advice for job seekers including interviewing and resume-building tips to help you land the job
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About the Survey
Bristol Associates and Spectrum Gaming Group have conducted the Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey for 15 years. Together we survey gaming executives from around the country about their careers including long and short term goals, satisfaction at their current position, and general outlook on the field to better understand the casino gaming industry and the executives who lead it. We had over 1,000 respondents this year, our highest participation to date. Below are highlights from the survey results. The full report is available here and the PowerPoint version can be viewed on SlideShare at the following link: 2015 Casino Gaming Executive Job Satisfaction Survey Key Takeaways.

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Congratulations to Penn National on their recent acquisition of the M resort in Las Vegas. Penn was voted employer of choice in last year’s survey. 

We are pleased to announce that Bristol Associates is conducting its 15th Annual Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey in conjunction with Spectrum Gaming Group.  This national survey of casino executives is designed to help the gaming industry attract, retain and motivate its executive talent. Please take a few minutes to complete the online questionnaire here.

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