Tips for Surviving a Panel Interview

In our eighth and final interview series installment, we examine techniques you can use to ace a panel interview. If you found this interview series valuable, please let us know by leaving a comment.  Fielding questions from not one, but an entire team of interviewers is enough to put one’s stomach in knots.  After all,… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Online Interview

In part seven of our interview series, we share tips on how to prepare for an online interview.  More and more, 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 candidates like you,… Read more »

How to Prepare for an Interview

In part four of our interview series, we provide pointers on how to prepare for an interview. The purpose of thorough interview preparation is to have the best possible shot at getting the job offer. The Basics Check out the client’s website. Dress your best; announce yourself five minutes early; make a strong opening (good… Read more »

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 »