Interview Homework? Preparation Pays Off for These Common Food & Beverage Interview Questions

You know they’re coming: questions about your accomplishments, career plan and suitability as a candidate. So, stack the deck in your favor – and do your interview homework! While you never know exactly what questions you’ll be asked in an executive food & beverage interview, it’s likely you’ll field questions related to what you’ve achieved… 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 »

Is That Even Legal? How to Field “Questionable” Food & Beverage Interview Questions

You expect to be asked informational, behavioral and even “curve ball” questions in a food & beverage interview. But illegal interview questions? Yes, you need to be prepared to skillfully address those, too. Whether they’re inexperienced, improperly trained or just plain unscrupulous, some interviewers will ask questions that violate the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s… Read more »

Is That Executive Food & Beverage Job Really the Right Career Move?

You arrive at your food & beverage interview dressed to impress. Prepped with talking points to position yourself as a standout candidate. And ready to put your best foot forward. Guess what? That recruiter is trying to impress you, too. In today’s job market, food & beverage employers invest substantial time and effort to make… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Interview Smarter: And Find Your Ideal (part 3 of 3) Close Strong and Keep in Touch

In a job market where top food & beverage professionals receive multiple job offers, candidates size you up at every stage of the hiring process. So while you may have prepared thoroughly for the interview, and asked both behavioral and non-behavioral interview questions, your job is far from done. If you want more talented candidates… Read more »