What Do Stand-Out LinkedIn Profiles Have in Common? Here’s What Recruiters Say

As a food & beverage professional on the job hunt, you should do everything possible to make your LinkedIn profile stand out to recruiters, right? Well, right – assuming, however, that you make it stand out in a positive way. Food & beverage hiring managers rely heavily on LinkedIn to source candidates, spending lots of… Read more »

Want to Catapult Your Career? Get on board.

A board of directors, that is! We know what you’re probably thinking: “I don’t have enough experience or the right connections to sit on a board of directors.” That’s a perfectly understandable mindset, especially if you’re in the early stages of your career. But before you completely discount the idea, consider the potential benefits to… Read more »

Revealing Tips from a Recruiter: Ask Your Candidates “Has Anything Changed?”

Great questions are powerful tools in gauging a candidate’s potential fit within your organization – and preventing unpleasant surprises. Are you asking the right ones, throughout the recruiting process? Several months ago, we shared a list of questions for food & beverage hiring managers that engage job seekers and prompt discussion to help. Today, we’d… Read more »

Turn the Tables: 5 Questions to Ask Your Executive Food & Beverage Recruiter

Over the last few years, we’ve provided a lot of great advice for food & beverage executives on how to answer interview questions, including: how to handle a panel interview; how to answer unusual interview questions; how to field tough phone interview questions. But today we’re turning the tables. When a recruiter contacts you with… Read more »

New Food Industry Trend: Wellness Foods for Aging Americans

It’s a fact – America is aging.  Over the next several decades, we will see big changes in our country’s population: One in five residents will be age 65 or older in 2030. By 2030, all of our Baby Boomer population (the single largest consumer group in America) will be senior citizens. By 2050, the… Read more »

Kinsa Group Launches Mobile Website

Kinsa Group is pleased to announce the launch of its mobile website. Accessible from any web-enabled phone, smartphone or tablet, the site provides access to: Search Kinsa Group open jobs View Kinsa hot jobs Learn more about Kinsa Group Contact Kinsa recruiters via email or ‘click to call’ A link to the full Kinsa website According… Read more »

Promoting Gender Diversity in Food & Beverage Leadership

Neuroscientists have reported that men think differently than women. But that doesn’t mean they’re better leaders. Current statistics, however, might cause you to believe differently.  While women have made great strides in every profession – including those in the food & beverage industry – they still find fewer opportunities in executive offices and corporate boardrooms. … 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 »