The Power Principle: Build This ONE THING to Fast-Track Your Food & Beverage Career

Growth minded? Upwardly mobile? Interested in being a leader – not a follower? Then you need to master the art of influence. In today’s flatter, team-based and dynamic organizations, influence is power. It’s what makes people: respect and appreciate you; listen to your ideas; follow you willingly. Influence obviously offers countless advantages for your career… Read more »

Interview Silver Bullet? Ask This Follow-up Question to Land the Job You Want in 2017

“So, what keeps you up at night?” While on a job interview, a Kinsa candidate recently posed this follow-up question to the CEO at one of our client companies. The candidate listened to the CEO’s response, and then replied with how he (the candidate) could help solve the CEO’s problem and make the company more… Read more »

Let’s Talk Money: What to Expect in a Food & Beverage Salary – and How to Get More

Think it’s high time you were paid what you’re worth? We couldn’t agree more. But if you don’t know what you’re really worth, or the best way to broach money-related issues, then navigating salary offers, money negotiations and pay raises can be tough. As leading executive food & beverage recruiters, it’s our pleasure to make… Read more »

The Big Reveal: Interview follow-up questions and probing techniques to break through a candidate’s facade

How do you break through a food & beverage professional’s interviewing persona? The best candidates have prepared answers to common questions. They’re often experts at interviewing and know how to say exactly what you want to hear. In other words, they’re pretty tough nuts to crack. To help move beyond “canned” responses, we shared this… Read more »

The Literal Career Move: How to Land that Out-of-Town Executive Food & Beverage Position (Part 2)

Finding a new executive food & beverage job in another city should be a cinch for you. After all: You’re gainfully employed at the top of your field. You have a track record of success in positions of increasing responsibility. Your references are impeccable. Employment prospects in your desired city are bright. So why haven’t… Read more »

Unemployment Discrimination in the Food & Beverage Industry – It happens more often (and more quickly) than you might think

How long do you have before being unemployed starts negatively impacting your ability to find a food & beverage job? Try one month. A new research article suggests that employers think less of unemployed job candidates – no matter how briefly they’ve been out of work, and regardless of whether they’ve quit or been laid… Read more »

“We’re Sorry, You’re Too Qualified for This Position” – Whether applying for a process engineer or a quality assurance manager position, the concern is the same

Does being overqualified for a food & beverage position mean that you’ll be disqualified from consideration? Not if you handle the interview right. True, many employers are reluctant to hire overqualified candidates.  Recruiters fear that an overqualified employee will be dissatisfied, demand more money, expect fast promotion or even jump ship. As a job seeker,… Read more »

Networking Your Way to a New Job – How to Network Your Way up the Ladder Like a Pro!

Are you looking to move from a plant level job to a corporate food & beverage position? Are you a food scientist who wants to move up the ladder and become a VP of R & D? Whatever your career aspirations, networking can help you achieve your goals.  If you want to get promoted, or… 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 »

Get Paid What You’re Worth – How to Ask for a Raise the Right Way

In today’s economy, most people are thankful just to have their jobs.  Still, despite layoffs and salary cuts, many professionals and executives are deserving of pay raises.  If your responsibilities have increased and you feel that you’re underpaid, or if you haven’t been offered a raise in years, it may be time to ask for… Read more »