The Intelligent Job Change: “Right” and “Wrong” Reasons for Jumping Ship

Is “finding a better career opportunity” at the top of your New Year’s resolution list? Make sure you look before you leap. Before you start applying to new food & beverage positions, consider WHY you want to make a change, so you can make an intelligent choice that’s smart for your long-term career growth. At… Read more »

Kinsa CareerEdge June Webinars

Register today for the following free webinars on Kinsa CareerEdge. Login or create an account; then click the WEBINAR Tab to reserve your spot. Topic: Creating a Resume that Attracts Attention: Consult with the Expert Date: Tuesday, June 11th Time: 10:00 a.m. Description:  You will have the opportunity to learn about recent changes in the world of professional resume… Read more »

Unemployment Discrimination in the Food & Beverage Industry – It happens more often (and more quickly) than you might think

How long do you have before being unemployed starts negatively impacting your ability to find a food & beverage job? Try one month. A new research article suggests that employers think less of unemployed job candidates – no matter how briefly they’ve been out of work, and regardless of whether they’ve quit or been laid… Read more »

“We’re Sorry, You’re Too Qualified for This Position” – Whether applying for a process engineer or a quality assurance manager position, the concern is the same

Does being overqualified for a food & beverage position mean that you’ll be disqualified from consideration? Not if you handle the interview right. True, many employers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates.  Recruiters fear that an overqualified employee will be dissatisfied, demand more money, expect fast promotion or even jump ship. As a job seeker,… Read more »

Questions You Aren’t Asking – But Should Be!

Could asking few simple questions help you land your next food & beverage job? Absolutely.  Here’s why. An interviewer judges the questions you ask as carefully as the answers you give.  Asking irrelevant or ubiquitous questions (i.e., what are the work hours for this position?) shows a lack of preparation for the interview (and a… Read more »

HR Responds as Older Workers Delay Retirement

U.S. workers are working longer – and retiring later.  Why? According to the Employee Benefit Research Institute’s Retirement Confidence Survey (as reported by Workforce.com): about 36 percent of respondents cite the poor economy; 16 percent say their lack of faith in Social Security is forcing them to postpone retirement; 13 percent claim they simply can’t… Read more »

Assessing Hiring Needs: Should Food & Beverage Employers DIY or Use a Recruiter?

When it’s time to hire the best food & beverage professionals for your organization, you face a critical decision:  should you do it yourself, or work with an experienced, specialized executive recruitment firm like Kinsa? It would be easy (and logical) to use this question as a launching pad for a sales pitch.  The true… Read more »

Biggest Challenges Facing HR in the Next Decade

What do you think will be the biggest challenges facing HR during the next decade? This is one of the questions posed in a poll by the Society for Human Resource Management titled “Challenges Facing Organizations and HR in the Next 10 Years.” The survey responses, gathered from 449 HR professionals, show that: Getting and… Read more »

Why Recruiters Beat Job Boards – Hands Down

Technology vs. the human touch. When it comes to your food & beverage job search, which is better?  Job board technology is certainly efficient.  With a few clicks you easily can apply for several jobs in under an hour – all from the comfort of your own home. But that same efficiency can work against… Read more »

Ways Kinsa Group’s Technology Can Jump Start Your Job Search

If you are looking for a job in the food & beverage industry, then you know that using technology in your search process can be both complex and somewhat intimidating.  But while it is only a piece of the whole process of finding a job today, savvy job seekers like you should try to leverage… Read more »