Younger Than Your Employees? Here’s How to Be an Effective Manager

They say age is just a number, but this sentiment doesn’t always ring true in the workplace. Often, managers who are considerably younger than their employees have greater hurdles to overcome in earning the respect of their teams. Are you much younger than your subordinates? Recognizing generational differences, and being mindful of your approach, is… Read more »

How Much Am I Worth? Five Steps to Calculate Your Salary

If you’re applying to new jobs in the food and beverage sector, you’re likely focused on advancing your career and increasing your earning potential. As if the job search isn’t stressful enough, calculating your intended future salary can add an entirely new layer of confusion and angst. In addition to understanding the type of data companies use to determine salaries, it’s best to… Read more »

Your Resume Is Not the Only Thing That Will Land You the Job

Have you spent hours editing, updating and sending out your resume only to land hardly any interviews? With so much attention given to resumes, it’s easy to forget about the other critical components of a successful job search. There are many facets employers take into consideration when evaluating candidates’ qualifications, skills and expertise. As a… Read more »

Goal Setting: Visualizing & Achieving a New Career Path

Do you have goals for your career, but often feel stunted in your professional growth? According to many research findings, when you picture success in your mind’s eye, your brain stores that information as real success. However, effective visualization requires more than daydreaming and wishing. It requires a commitment to investing in yourself both personally… Read more »

5 Video Interview Preparation Tips

Use Your Video Interview as a Chance to Stand Out from Fellow Candidates If you are camera-shy, tech-phobic or simply prefer face-to-face interaction—inasmuch as anyone enjoys a job interview—you may need some when it comes to sharpening your video interviewing set-up, skills and performance. Sprinkle in a few of these five tips to prepare for… Read more »

Something’s Fishy: How to Avoid Recruiting Scams

Received a call or email recently saying you’re the perfect candidate for a high-salary job with a Fortune 500 food & beverage organization? That’s great! But before you hand over your personal information or pay a fee, make sure the recruiter – and the job – are real. It’s sad, but true: Fake recruiter scams… Read more »

7 Ways to Cure the Out of Work Blues

“Who needed that job anyway?” You’ve defiantly asked that question dozens of times, attempting to convince yourself that you’re “just fine” – and immune to the fact that you’ve been out of work for weeks. But the truth? You’re frustrated. Overwhelmed. And even a little depressed. If you’re between jobs in the food & beverage… Read more »

Vocal Presence: The Key to Knocking Your Next Phone Interview Out of the Park

Preparing for an upcoming phone interview? Sure, you need to answer questions effectively. And yes, you should temporarily evict your dog. But if you want to really nail your phone interview, you should also develop a strong vocal presence. What’s vocal presence? As the term implies, vocal presence is using your voice’s tone, color and… Read more »

2019 Food & Beverage Career Planning: Succeed by Understanding Workplace Realities

Will 2019 be your year for a raise, promotion or a new job? It depends on what road you take. Yes, the food & beverage job market is hot right now, but the employment landscape is evolving rapidly. To keep your career on track during the year ahead, use these tips from our food &… Read more »

Bouncing Back After a Layoff

Shock. Anger. Self-doubt. Grief. Being laid off triggers a complex mix of emotions that can rattle even the most stalwart professional. After all, a layoff is one of the most challenging experiences you can face in your professional career. If you’ve been handed a pink slip, it’s perfectly natural to feel powerless – even jealous… Read more »