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 »

When it Comes to Work/Life Issues, Men and Women are More Alike than Different

Men and women are different in many ways.  But when it comes to work/life balance issues, they apparently share several of the same concerns. Results from a WorldatWork fall 2010 research study conflict with a previously wide-held assumption about the differences between men and women – namely, that male identity is rooted in work, while… Read more »

Using Social Media to Drive Your Business

Here are a few interesting statistics for you, from a February 2011 press release issued by small-business social network MerchantCircle: Facebook is becoming an increasingly popular way for merchants to market their business, with 70 percent using the social network for marketing, up from 50 percent one year ago. Facebook has now surpassed Google (66… Read more »

Make Balance a Priority

Smart work/life balance tips to reduce stress and give you more time Meetings.  Soccer practice.  Long hours.  Project deadlines.  Yard work. Given all the responsibilities you have both on the job and at home, you may feel that a healthy work/life balance is unrealistic right now:  spending more time at work may cause you to… Read more »

Budget-Friendly Holiday Gift Ideas

‘Tis the season to give gifts once again.  And if you’re like most people, this year you’ll be sticking to a budget.  But don’t let spending limits cramp your gift-giving style.  You can still buy some pretty great presents for under $20, if you put your thinking cap on. So if you can’t bear to… Read more »

Unconventional Job Search Tactics for Food & Beverage Industry Professionals

What would you do to get the job you want? These days, I’m seeing more and more news stories about the lengths people are going to in order to get hired.  Here are just a few: Walking the city streets while wearing a sandwich board that lists your professional credentials; Renting billboard space to promote… Read more »

Five Ways Recruiting Services Can Simplify Your Job

With unemployment near record highs, you may question the benefit of recruiting services.  If job applicants are plentiful, can recruiting and assessment services really help you? In a word, yes.  Here are just a few of the ways recruiting services can simplify your job and help both you and your company be more successful: Save… Read more »

Two Key Reasons to Follow the BLS Monthly Situation

Ever feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of information coming at you each day? With the barrage of data pouring in from newspapers, TV, the internet, social media, RSS feeds, e-mails, voicemails and good-old-fashioned face-to-face meetings, finding the critical information you need amidst all the “white noise” can be exhausting. Take the BLS Monthly Employment… Read more »

Give Your Recruiting Firm Feedback to Get Better Results

Help your recruiting service service help you. Continuous improvement should be a goal of any business relationship – your relationship with your recruiting company is no exception.  Help your recruiting service deliver better results by providing them with frequent, measurable feedback.  By letting them know what they’re doing right, as well as how they can improve, you can make… Read more »