Using Social Media to Find Your Next Food & Beverage Job – Even While You’re Employed

Finding a C-level or executive management position in the food & beverage industry while you’re employed can be a tricky proposition – if you don’t know what you’re doing.  Sure, social media can help you instantly connect with hiring decision-makers and learn about job openings in real time.  Injudicious use of these platforms, however, can… Read more »

Land of Confusion: Consumer Attitudes Toward Safety, Nutrition and Health

Uncle Sam is probably smiling right now. According to the 2012 Food and Health Survey: Consumer Attitudes toward Food Safety, Nutrition & Health: More than half of Americans believe it is easier to figure out their income taxes than to figure out how to have a balanced diet within calorie needs. Obviously, we’re living in… Read more »

Your Political Balance Sheet

How is a run for the White House like your quest for career development? To succeed in either endeavor, you need the right people in your corner. When it comes to furthering your food & beverage career, having the right mentors, sponsors and advocates on your side can mean the difference between stagnation and success:… Read more »

How And Why To Update Your Resume Even If You’re Employed

Keeping your resume current is important to your continued career development.  But unless you’re actively looking for a job, the daily demands of life, home and work can easily push this updating process down on your priority list.  If you haven’t reviewed your resume  in over a year, here are just a few good reasons why you should take… Read more »

How to Retain and Inspire Top Talent, Even in this Tough Economy

If you’ve watched the news lately, or followed the markets, you’ve probably found the economic data as puzzling and disconcerting as I have.  Up one day, way down the next.  One economic analyst talks about a slow recovery, the other warns us of the next recession.  The roller coaster we’re on isn’t showing any signs… Read more »

When it Comes to Work/Life Issues, Men and Women are More Alike than Different

Men and women are different in many ways.  But when it comes to work/life balance issues, they apparently share several of the same concerns. Results from a WorldatWork fall 2010 research study conflict with a previously wide-held assumption about the differences between men and women – namely, that male identity is rooted in work, while… 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 »

Assessing Hiring Needs: Should Food & Beverage Employers DIY or Use a Recruiter?

When it’s time to hire the best food & beverage professionals for your organization, you face a critical decision:  should you do it yourself, or work with an experienced, specialized executive recruitment firm like Kinsa? It would be easy (and logical) to use this question as a launching pad for a sales pitch.  The true… 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 »

Changes and Trends in Food & Beverage: New “MyPlate” Symbol, Trends in Health Ingredients

If there is one constant in the food & beverage industry, it’s change.  Whether the source of that change is the government or the general population, we at Kinsa Group stay on top of the issues that are important to your food & beverage organization.  Here are two key updates, in case you missed them:… Read more »