Be the CEO of Your Food & Beverage Career

Here’s a fun career fact from the Bureau of Labor Statistics which you may find interesting: The average person will hold 11.7 jobs between age 18 and 48. That’s an average of one new job every three years! Every time you change jobs, you have an opportunity to increase your level of responsibility, broaden your… Read more »

Cover All Your Bases: Make Sure You’re Prepared for These Typical Food & Beverage Interview Questions

Pro baseball athletes spend a ton of time in the batting cages honing their swing. The reason is simple: Practice makes perfect! The same holds true for job interviews: When you practice the answers to common questions, you put yourself in the best position to: showcase your knowledge of the employer and available role; provide… Read more »

Get in the Fast Lane: Accelerate Food & Beverage Career Growth with a Mentor

Looking for better ways to move to the top of your field, land a promotion or earn a raise? Here’s a hint: don’t go solo! From time to time all of us (especially early career professionals) need a little guidance from a trusted advisor. A mentor can be an invaluable partner in creating career momentum… Read more »

From Awful to All-Star: How to Dramatically Improve Your Food & Beverage LinkedIn Profile (part 2)

If used correctly, your LinkedIn profile can be a powerful career-building tool – helping you to expand your professional network, showcase your experience and uncover new employment opportunities. But if you use it incorrectly? The social media platform can make you look like a bumbling wannabe. Are you committing these LinkedIn profile mistakes? A few… Read more »

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 (part 1)

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 »