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 »

Your First 90 Days: 4 Ways to Build the Right Relationships for Success in Your New Food & Beverage Role

Recently received a promotion? Starting out in a new food & beverage organization? Congratulations! A shiny new professional role brings tremendous opportunity – if you play your cards right. Follow these tips to help “stack the deck in your favor” during your first 90 days on the job. Get to know your team. Learn colleagues’ and key… Read more »

Job Search Not as Hot as the Weather?

According to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics employment data: The unemployment rate declined by .3% in May to 4.7% – the first significant drop since August 2015. Total job openings are holding steady at around 5.8 million, and job openings within nondurable goods manufacturing jumped markedly from the previous month’s data (from 170,000 openings… Read more »

Kinsa Says, “Size Does Matter!”

…when it comes to landing the executive food & beverage job you want, that is. The cruel truth? Research from TheLadders.com shows that, on average, your resume gets just six seconds’ worth of scrutiny from a recruiter. Six seconds! You deserve better than that, and there’s a simple trick to capturing – and keeping –… Read more »

Movin’ On, Over and Up: Kinsa’s Best Career Transition Advice

Want to relocate to another city? Interested in moving into a different field within the food & beverage industry? Prepping for your next promotion? Kinsa Group has you covered. Today, we’re presenting our best career transition advice for food & beverage professionals looking to make a change – by moving on, over or up:  … Read more »

Feel Like You’ve Fallen Into a Black Hole?

After a great interview, waiting around (for days, weeks or even longer) while hiring managers make decisions can be agonizing – but that doesn’t mean you should spread that agony around. To keep a post-interview feedback vacuum from driving you nuts, be proactive! Here are four smart follow-up strategies to head-off a communication “black hole”… Read more »