Why Great Food & Beverage Candidates Are Rejecting Your Job Offers

“Thanks, but I’ve decided to accept another position.” Ouch. After you’ve spent weeks recruiting, interviewing and vetting a candidate, having your job offer rejected can be positively demoralizing. Instead of onboarding a great new hire, you’re forced back to the drawing board. In the meantime? The position remains vacant. Work piles up. Your staff has… Read more »

How To Write a Modern Cover Letter Addressing Employer Pain

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We’re speaking figuratively, of course! But if you’re tired of sending garden-variety cover letters into the recruiting void, a modern cover letter — a Pain Letter™ — may increase your odds of landing an initial interview. What’s a “Pain Letter™,” you ask? Liz Ryan, CEO and Founder of The Human Workplace, has written extensively on this topic…. 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 »

Too Much of a Good Thing? Hiring Overqualified Food & Beverage Talent

He breezed through the interview. He’s a great culture fit. He’s a true professional who really knows his stuff. There’s just one problem: He’s quite obviously overqualified for the role. Should you hire him anyway or take a pass? Read the rest of this post before you make your decision: Hiring Overqualified Talent If you’re… Read more »

Scaring Too Many Good Candidates Off?

Does every day feel like Halloween for your food & beverage candidates? That’s largely up to you! Logically, you want every individual who applies for a position to walk away from the experience feeling as though he were treated professionally. But if you’re flooded with unqualified resumes or have a lengthy hiring process, ensuring a… Read more »

It’s Time to Renew Your Vows (with your employees!)

With our nation’s unemployment rate holding at under 5% and time-to-fill at a record high (29.3 working days in April), turnover is a very real – and costly – danger. Today’s job seekers have lots of options, making them more likely to jump ship in favor of a better opportunity. And once they leave you,… Read more »

Level Up: Food & Beverage Career Growth Tips for the New Year

Ready for a career move in 2016 – but aren’t sure how to get the promotion or new job you want? Kinsa has your back. Below, we share practical career growth tips to help you “level up” in the New Year and keep your career moving forward: Career Growth Tip 1: Increase your visibility on… Read more »

Optimize Your Food & Beverage Procurement Resume

What do today’s food & beverage recruiters want to see on your resume as a Purchasing professional? Kinsa has the information you need. Today, we continue our series of resume optimization posts, each dedicated to a specific professional job category within the food & beverage industry. Earlier this year, our recruiters shared what they and their clients… Read more »

They Know What You Did Last Summer: Tips for Managing Your Online Reputation

Fact: potential employers are checking you out online. Recent research shows that: Hiring authorities review potential candidates’ social media profiles very early in the hiring process. Nearly half (47 percent) of recruiters use social media to screen applicants before they ever even talk to them. Forty-five percent of employers go beyond social media profiles and… Read more »

Can a Single Conversation Change Your Life? Networking tips for food & beverage professionals

Can a single conversation really change your life? Absolutely. Whether you’re searching for the ideal food & beverage opportunity, or searching for the ideal candidate, a simple exchange with the right person can cultivate a meaningful connection. Ultimately, a single conversation can be life-altering – connecting you with your ideal job or candidate. Last December,… Read more »