Earn It: Best Salary Negotiation Tips for Food & Beverage Industry Jobs

The food & beverage job market is hot. Unemployment is extremely low. You’re a talented professional at the top of your field. So, why aren’t food & beverage employers tripping over themselves to offer you more money?   If you want to earn it, you have to ask for it. Whether you’re angling for a… Read more »

Is Work/Life Satisfaction a Pipe Dream for Food & Beverage Professionals?

No way! Everyone needs to keep a roof over their head and food on their table, but being a slave to work ultimately diminishes your performance (and jeopardizes your job security). So if you frequently feel like: work takes priority over your physical and mental well-being; you have to choose between being a good family… Read more »

From Awful to All-Star: Advice to Dramatically Improve Your Food & Beverage LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is a powerful platform you can use to build your professional network, showcase your expertise and connect with new job opportunities. IF you use it correctly, that is. From cryptic headlines to dusty summaries, our food and beverage recruiters share the biggest blunders they see on candidates’ LinkedIn profiles and explain how to avoid… Read more »

Moving On: The Best Way to Turn Down a Food & Beverage Counteroffer

Receiving a counteroffer is flattering. It means that your current employer values your contributions as a professional – and really doesn’t want to see you go. But for many reasons, including the ones we outline in this earlier post, it may not be in your best interest to accept a counteroffer. Once you’ve made a… Read more »

Travel Expenses for an Out-of-Town Food & Beverage Interview: Here’s What the Employer Should Pay

The phone screen is complete, and it’s time for the employer and candidate to meet for a face-to-face interview. This is great news! Except for one small problem: The food & beverage organization is located 250 miles away from the job seeker. During the hiring process, any conversation related to money can be a sensitive… Read more »

Resolution: Resume Redo

“Warning: Don’t hire me!” Is your food & beverage resume full of red flags, or does it green-light you as a candidate? If it’s the former, the New Year is a perfect time for a resume redo. Hiring managers are carefully trained to detect warning signs in your resume you might not be aware of,… Read more »

The Anchor Effect: How to Make a Great Impression on Your Interviewer

Ever heard of the “anchor effect”? If you’re unfamiliar with the concept, here’s a quick overview of how it works: When you meet someone new, your brain quickly latches onto assumptions that create the “anchor” for every evaluation you make about them thereafter. Why? The human brain loves patterns and predictably. So, in an attempt… Read more »

Post-Holiday-Party Remorse? Nope – Not You.

Will your behavior at the company holiday party help or hurt your career? It’s up to you. The way you conduct yourself at a corporate event can either strengthen relationships – or make you the laughing stock of your food & beverage organization. If the first option sounds better to you, make sure you avoid… Read more »