The Power Principle: Build This ONE THING to Fast-Track Your Food & Beverage Career

Growth minded? Upwardly mobile? Interested in being a leader – not a follower? Then you need to master the art of influence. In today’s flatter, team-based and dynamic organizations, influence is power. It’s what makes people: respect and appreciate you; listen to your ideas; follow you willingly. Influence obviously offers countless advantages for your career… Read more »

Money Talk: The 5 Smartest Questions to Get the Salary You Deserve

The deck is stacked in their favor. Most food & beverage employers are experts at salary negotiations (because they do it all the time) and won’t give you their best salary offer right out of the gate. Want to level the playing field? You don’t have to be an expert negotiator to land the salary… Read more »

Resume Optimization Tips & Resume Advice from Kinsa Group

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Resume Optimization Tips What do today’s food & beverage recruiters want to see on your resume? Kinsa Group has the information you need in this recap of our resume optimization tips series dedicated to a specific professional job category within the food & beverage industry. Food Science resumes optimization tips Plant Operations Manager / Food Production resumes optimization tips… Read more »

Why Are Some Food & Beverage Professionals 40X MORE LIKELY to Be Contacted on LinkedIn?

It’s pretty simple: they’ve achieved “All-Star” status. In fact, professionals with a LinkedIn All-Star rating are 40 times more likely to receive opportunities through LinkedIn. Forty times! More than likely, you already have a profile – but if all you’ve done is uploaded your resume, you’re missing out on a huge opportunity to differentiate yourself… Read more »

Want the Upper Hand in Your Next Food & Beverage Interview? Read This!

Time for a little hiring math. In a food & beverage interview: Great questions + Great answers = successful employment connections Admittedly, this isn’t the type of revelation that would rival the likes of those made by Pythagoras or Fibonacci. But it’s a critical equation for anyone looking to get the upper hand in an… Read more »

Is Your Resume “Killer” – or Is It Killing Your Food & Beverage Career?

What’s the difference between a resume that yields an embarrassment of riches and one that’s, well, just an embarrassment? Where do we start? Whether you’re in operations or sales, a C-suite executive or a product manager, the primary goal of your resume is to convert (i.e., land you interviews for great positions with leading food… Read more »

Want a Promotion in 2017? Send Your Boss the Right Signals

New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the good: Spend more time with people I love. The bad: Eat more fried food. And the downright bizarre: Learn a new parlor trick and show it off at my next work party. But regardless of a resolution’s merit, once the clock strikes midnight, it’s… Read more »

Interview Silver Bullet? Ask This Follow-up Question to Land the Job You Want in 2017

“So, what keeps you up at night?” While on a job interview, a Kinsa candidate recently posed this follow-up question to the CEO at one of our client companies. The candidate listened to the CEO’s response, and then replied with how he (the candidate) could help solve the CEO’s problem and make the company more… Read more »

To Move Up Faster, Get to Know this One Person

Your boss can be a great career management ally – IF you have a solid working relationship, that is. In “4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager,” our team shared tips for “managing up” without stepping on your boss’s toes, by: getting to know the person behind the title; understanding his goals and… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager

Having a healthy, positive work relationship with your boss is an indispensable career management tool. It can: increase your job satisfaction; provide stability during stressful times at work; enable you to resolve issues more quickly; create opportunities for you to take on new responsibilities, projects and challenges; put you in prime position for raises and… Read more »