The Telephone Interview: Tips for Success

  Last week, we did a blog on “How to Answer the Interview Question Tell Me About Yourself”. In part two of this seven part interview tip series, we touch on tips for a successful phone interview.  Follow these eight tips on your next telephone interview and remember to call your Kinsa Recruiter afterward: 1.Confirm… Read more »

Tired of Finishing Second? In Your Next Food & Beverage Job Interview, Hard-Sell Your Soft Skills

You have the right experience.  You have the right job skills.  You even have the right intangibles for the position. So why are you always coming up with the “silver medal” – instead of landing the job you want? It could be because you aren’t adequately explaining why you’re the best cultural fit for the… Read more »

Have You Ever Experienced the Dreaded Panel Interview from a Potential Food & Beverage Employer?

The good news?  You’ve been called in for an interview. The bad news?  It’s the dreaded panel interview. Fielding questions from not one, but an entire team of interviewers is enough to put even the most stalwart candidate’s stomach in knots.  After all, whether or not you land the position will depend largely upon how… Read more »

Questions You Aren’t Asking – But Should Be!

Could asking few simple questions help you land your next food & beverage job? Absolutely.  Here’s why. An interviewer judges the questions you ask as carefully as the answers you give.  Asking irrelevant or ubiquitous questions (i.e., what are the work hours for this position?) shows a lack of preparation for the interview (and a… Read more »

How to Explain Résumé Gaps in a Job Interview

You’re a perfect fit. You have the right skills, the perfect amount of food & beverage experience and top notch references for this job. Unfortunately, you also have a six-month employment gap on your résumé. Whether it’s due to personal or professional reasons, a gap in your résumé is a potential red flag to a… Read more »

When It Comes to Interviewing, Less is More

When preparing for big interviews, most food & beverage professionals focus on what they’re going to say – about their work experience, accomplishments, goals, strengths and weaknesses. While it’s certainly essential to know how to speak intelligently in an interview, it’s just as important to know how to listen.  A good recruiter will critically evaluate… Read more »

New Interviewing Technology: How to Prepare for an Online Interview

More and more, food & beverage organizations are using real-time technology such as Skype to screen candidates and conduct initial interviews.  Online interviews deliver several benefits, allowing interviewers to “meet” candidates without incurring substantial travel expenses. For many food & beverage job seekers, an online interview is a convenient and less stressful way to interview… Read more »

Ask These Questions to Learn About an Employer’s Corporate Culture

A job interview is a two-way street.  A hiring manager tries to find out everything he can about you, while you try to find out everything you can about the position and your potential employer. To decide whether or not you can thrive in an organization long-term, you need to learn about more than the… Read more »