Want a Promotion in 2018? Send Your Boss the Right Signals

New Year’s resolutions come in all shapes and sizes. There’s the good: Spend more time with people I love. The bad: Eat more fried food. And the downright bizarre: Learn a new parlor trick and show it off at my next work party. But regardless of a resolution’s merit, once the clock strikes midnight, it’s… Read more »

Interview Silver Bullet? Ask This Follow-up Question to Land the Job You Want in 2017

“So, what keeps you up at night?” While on a job interview, a Kinsa candidate recently posed this follow-up question to the CEO at one of our client companies. The candidate listened to the CEO’s response, and then replied with how he (the candidate) could help solve the CEO’s problem and make the company more… Read more »

To Move Up Faster, Get to Know this One Person

Your boss can be a great career management ally – IF you have a solid working relationship, that is. In “4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager,” our team shared tips for “managing up” without stepping on your boss’s toes, by: getting to know the person behind the title; understanding his goals and… Read more »

4 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager

Having a healthy, positive work relationship with your boss is an indispensable career management tool. It can: increase your job satisfaction; provide stability during stressful times at work; enable you to resolve issues more quickly; create opportunities for you to take on new responsibilities, projects and challenges; put you in prime position for raises and… Read more »

The Big Move: Relocation Package Offerings

Considering a food & beverage position in another city?   Trying to land an out-of-town candidate?   Then you may have to negotiate a relocation package. And you’ll definitely want to read this post! Recently, our team compiled and analyzed relocation package statistics from nearly 100 recent, executive food & beverage placements, including details on:… Read more »

Where Will Your Cover Letter Take You?

A carefully crafted cover letter can put you at the top of a recruiter’s “hot” list. A generic or sloppy one? That will send you directly to the “reject” pile. So ask yourself this important question: In its current state, where will your cover letter take you? A few weeks ago, Kinsa Group shared advice… Read more »

Does Your Cover Letter Make Hiring Managers Cringe – or Smile?

Generic opening lines? Boring rehash of your resume? Typos? YIKES! If you want to make a hiring manager cringe (and promptly send you a rejection letter), commit one of the cover letter mistakes above. But if you want to make a hiring manager smile (and promptly call you for an interview), use these expert tips… Read more »

Want to Catapult Your Career? Get on board.

A board of directors, that is! We know what you’re probably thinking: “I don’t have enough experience or the right connections to sit on a board of directors.” That’s a perfectly understandable mindset, especially if you’re in the early stages of your career. But before you completely discount the idea, consider the potential benefits to… Read more »

Top 7 Secrets to Success During Your First 90 Days on the Job

Change: it’s one of the few constants in your life – and your career. Whether you’ve recently changed employers, switched departments or taken a promotion within your food & beverage organization, your first 90 days sets the tone for your future success. And more than likely, your new role will bring with it a whole… Read more »