Wouldn’t you love to be able to read a recruiter’s mind – and know exactly what he wants to see on your food & beverage resume?
We have the information you need.
Today, Kinsa is starting a series of resume optimization posts, each dedicated to a specific professional job category within the food & beverage industry. Our recruiters have shared below what they and their clients look for in Food & Beverage Quality and Food Safety resumes:
From Robert Navarro:
- SQF [Safe Quality Food] accomplishments. If you have administered (or are maintaining) an SQF level 1, 2 or 3 certification, or if you have the SQF Practitioner certification, list these.
- Work environment details. Clarify whether you worked in a corporate or plant setting and (if applicable) the size and number of plants.
- Specialized experience. Detail your lab experience, nutritional labeling experience, supervisory experience and microbiology testing capabilities.
From Russell Lilly:
- Measurable accomplishments. Quantify and include things like documents created, processes developed and implemented, or cost savings achieved by catching products out of specification before shipment.
- Company and market description. For each employer, create a brief overview of the company, as well as their position within the market.
From Nancy Furgason:
- Keywords. If applicable, incorporate the following terms throughout your resume:
- SPC [Statistical Process Control]
- Pest control
- HACCP [Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points]
- FDA or USDA regulations
- GLPs [Good Laboratory Practices]
- GMPs [Good Manufacturing Practices],
- SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures]
- Food Safety concepts and practices
- Auditing (internal and external)
- Supplier evaluation
- Traceability [food origin] – inspection of incoming materials/ingredients and risk management protocol in place if a recall is necessary
- Demonstrate authority. Describe cases where you had to place a quality control hold on a product, or enforce a proper quality-related procedure with people other than your direct reports.
- Undergraduate and Master degrees. Clients typically look for Food Science, Food Technology, Biology, Chemistry and Microbiology degrees.
Looking for more executive food & beverage resume advice?
Check out these earlier posts from Kinsa:
- Create a Power Resume to Land the Executive Food & Beverage Job You Want
- Don’t Let These Résumé Grammar Mistakes Hold You Back
- How and Why to Update Your Résumé, Even if You’re Employed
- Get great food & beverage résumé writing tips and other résumé critique resources in Kinsa’s Career Edge Library