How To Optimize Your Food Science Resume

July 12, 2021 in Career and Job Search Tips, Resume Tips



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Kinsa Group food & beverage industry experts Laurie Hyllberg and Robert Navarro explain how to optimize your Food Science resume so it showcases your talent.

To stand out from other food industry applicants, make sure you include:

  • Specific food products as well as general food categories with which you have hands-on product development experience.
  • Company description. Briefly describe each company at which you’ve worked (in italics or lower case just below the company name), because recruiters may not know who the employer is or what they do. When appropriate, include links to company websites. These make it convenient for recruiters to quickly learn more about an employer.
  • Project leadership responsibilities. Have experience as a project leader? Feature it on your resume. Also mention the departments you’ve worked with cross-functionally on new product commercialization.
  • Management experience. If you’ve managed an R&D department, other Food Technologists, or even a Food Science Intern, mention these leadership skills on your resume and include the size of the team you managed.
  • Key industry terms and phrases:
    • Mention “formulation” and/or “benchtop” lab work experience if you have it.
    • If you have experience from “concept to commercialization,” include this phrase!
    • “White space” is another key term to feature if you’ve developed brand-new products. This industry term stands out to Recruiters as well as more commonly used ones like “product line extensions” and “shelf-life testing.”

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