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 »

Bouncing Back After a Layoff

Shock. Anger. Self-doubt. Grief. Being laid off triggers a complex mix of emotions that can rattle even the most stalwart professional. After all, a layoff is one of the most challenging experiences you can face in your professional career. If you’ve been handed a pink slip, it’s perfectly natural to feel powerless – even jealous… 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 »

Moving On: The Best Way to Turn Down a Food & Beverage Counteroffer

Receiving a counteroffer is flattering. It means that your current employer values your contributions as a professional – and really doesn’t want to see you go. But for many reasons, including the ones we outline in this earlier post, it may not be in your best interest to accept a counteroffer. Once you’ve made a… Read more »

Resolution: Resume Redo

“Warning: Don’t hire me!” Is your food & beverage resume full of red flags, or does it green-light you as a candidate? If it’s the former, the New Year is a perfect time for a resume redo. Hiring managers are carefully trained to detect warning signs in your resume you might not be aware of,… Read more »