Find Your Ideal Food & Beverage Job
Over the years, Kinsa Group has refined the recruiting process to set the table for your success and connect you with the right opportunities. Our service of introduction to prospective employers is free to you as a candidate. We only ask that you respect and follow the process.
Here are some frequently asked questions—and pertinent answers—that will prepare you for the best possible experience with the Kinsa Recruiting Team:
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CONTACT KINSA?
- Introduce yourself by applying for food and beverage jobs or submitting your resume by form or email. You may also connect with our team members on LinkedIn or email us a link to your profile.
- We will share your resume/profile with our Kinsa Recruiting Team. You do not need to submit multiple resumes.
- Your resume/profile and career interest are confidential. We will not share your personal information with any clients without your permission.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I APPLY FOR A ROLE?
- If your skills and experience match an opening, a Kinsa Recruiter will contact you via phone and/or email to discuss your background and career goals.
- Multiple Recruiters may contact you about different openings to give you as many relevant job opportunities as possible.
- Please allow up to 72 hours to hear back from a Kinsa Recruiter.
- Your Recruiter will be honest with you If we cannot assist you with your job search.
DOES KINSA HELP ME PUT TOGETHER A RESUME?
- Yes! We want your resume to be a great representation of you, your experience and skills, so we have developed a series of blog articles to guide you.
- If you need a more personalized approach, you may reach out to our partners at Resume Pilots and they can help you prepare a resume at a cost. (Be sure to use the provided Kinsa discount code – KINSA10.)
WHAT INFORMATION SHOULD I HAVE READY FOR MY RECRUITER?
- Your Recruiter will conduct a phone interview that covers career history, key performance metrics, educational qualifications, management philosophies, any personal circumstances that may affect your ability to make a career change, and desired salary and benefits.
- Many of the job opportunities we represent are confidential. We ask that you do not share any identifying information with others, and in special circumstances, we may ask you to sign a non-disclosure agreement.
- Your Recruiter will be your point of contact with the potential employer. We ask that you provide any internal references or contacts you have at the employer as well as notify us of any previous applications to the employer.
HOW DOES THE EMPLOYER EVALUATION PROCESS WORK?
- Your Recruiter will present your candidate profile and resume to the potential employer. Employers are requested to provide feedback within 72 hours. Your Recruiter will contact you to share feedback, discuss any necessary clarifications, and handle scheduling and prep for interviews.
- Share your target date to change jobs so we can respect your time frame and communicate this to the potential employer.
- You may be asked to take an online test to assess your personality traits and habits related to your performance.
- Your Recruiter will conduct business reference checks to verify your qualifications. In some circumstances, background checks may be required.
HOW DO I PREPARE FOR MY UPCOMING INTERVIEW?
- Kinsa provides a variety of tips for interview preparation in our blog. You can access those articles here. It’s very important to think in advance about how your skills and experience match up with the job you are interviewing for and prepare some examples for use during the conversation with a hiring manager. You do not want to get caught unprepared.
HOW WILL MY KINSA RECRUITER HELP ME THROUGH THE OFFER PROCESS?
- Your Recruiter will share information with both sides regarding realistic compensation and benefit expectations.
- Assist with offer negotiation.
- Confirm your acceptance of the position to our client and establish a start date.
- Assist you through the resignation process to minimize stress and ensure a positive transition.
DOES KINSA PROVIDE GUIDANCE ON WHAT BASE SALARY I SHOULD GET AS A JOB SEEKER OR OFFER AS AN EMPLOYER?
- Yes, Kinsa Group publishes an annual salary guide specific to the food and beverage industry nationwide. You can find the range as well as median pay for over 150 job titles. The data is collected from over 8,000 candidate interviews across several categories over the previous two years.
DOES KINSA PROVIDE REFERENCES SO THAT I KNOW I CAN TRUST YOU WITH MY INFORMATION?
- Due to confidentiality reasons, Kinsa does not publish a list of client or job seeker references for you to call, but we do receive regular feedback from both our client employers and job seeking candidates, which we compile periodically to share with you. You can also find some of these testimonials scattered throughout the Kinsa website.
WILL KINSA CONTINUE TO BE A RESOURCE AFTER I BEGIN EMPLOYMENT?
- The first 90 days in a new job are critical. Kinsa provides tips in our blog articles for what you need to focus on to be successful during the early days of your new employment.
- Your Recruiter will check in with you periodically as you acclimate to your new role. Be sure to complete the surveys we send regarding your experience!
- Your Recruiter is available for advice, development coaching, and confidential feedback discussions at any time during employment.
- Kinsa will continue to contact you with our monthly newsletter and with new job openings so that you may refer your colleagues and friends for other career opportunities.
Why Work with Kinsa
If you’re looking for food and beverage jobs that help feed the world while elevating your career, Kinsa Group is here to offer our deep industry expertise and commitment to your journey.