Let’s be honest – finding the right food & beverage management or executive opportunity is hard work.

Today’s food & beverage job hunt is about more than just posting résumés and calling a few professional contacts.  Finding the right opportunity involves a combination of online brand building, working closely with specialized professional recruiters, networking with second and third generation decision makers, and good old-fashioned hard work.

But like most things in life, the more time and effort you put into your job search, the greater your chances of success.  So as you start the New Year, get organized, get down to business and make finding a job a full-time job:

  • Determine what type of job you really need to continue your career development and set some short- and long-term goals to get you where you want to be.  Let these goals drive a prioritized to-do list, broken into manageable, productive job-search tasks.  You’ll be much less vulnerable to distractions if you stick to this list and track goal attainment.
  • Devote time to job-search activities in proportion to their importance.  Blanketing food & beverage companies with digital résumés rarely produces results proportionate to the effort expended – so manage time spent on this activity carefully.  While it may be easier than interviewing with a food & beverage recruiter, or face-to-face networking, it’s not the most productive use of your time.
  • Establish a daily routine that simulates a work day.  Get up early, exercise (if that’s your routine), shower and get dressed.  You don’t need to don a suit, but dress nicely enough to make yourself feel both positive and productive.  Take a look at your prioritized to-do list, establish a game plan for the day and tackle your highest priority tasks first.  Before you end your job-hunting day, plan out the next.
  • Schedule informational interviews.  While they may not lead to immediate job offers, this low-stress form of networking can be a high-yield career networking tool.
  • Work with the Kinsa Group, national food and beverage industry recruiting specialists.  When you work with Kinsa, you have access to opportunities with leading food & beverage employers nationwide – many of which are not advertised elsewhere.  If you haven’t already registered with us, you can get started right now.  And if you are currently registered, remember these quick tips to maximize the value we provide:

Send your updated résumé to Kinsa.  Have you gained new skills, experience or responsibilities since you first sent us your résumé?  If so, please let us know so that we can update your profile and consider you for additional opportunities.

Check out our HOT Jobs.  These are open food and beverage jobs for which Kinsa Group is actively seeking qualified candidates to interview right now.

Search all of Kinsa’s open jobs periodically.  Set-up a regular reminder in any other scheduling software you use.  We receive new openings daily and update our job board frequently.

Make sure you’re receiving Kinsa Group’s e-mail alerts.  To be sure you receive timely alerts about suitable positions, make sure that our e-mails aren’t going to your Spam folder.

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