Earn It: Best Salary Negotiation Tips for Food & Beverage Industry Jobs

The food & beverage job market is hot. Unemployment is extremely low. You’re a talented professional at the top of your field. So, why aren’t food & beverage employers tripping over themselves to offer you more money?   If you want to earn it, you have to ask for it. Whether you’re angling for a… Read more »

From Awful to All-Star: Advice to Dramatically Improve Your Food & Beverage LinkedIn Profile (part 1)

LinkedIn is a powerful platform you can use to build your professional network, showcase your expertise and connect with new job opportunities. IF you use it correctly, that is. From cryptic headlines to dusty summaries, our food and beverage recruiters share the biggest blunders they see on candidates’ LinkedIn profiles and explain how to avoid… Read more »

Travel Expenses for an Out-of-Town Food & Beverage Interview: Here’s What the Employer Should Pay

The phone screen is complete, and it’s time for the employer and candidate to meet for a face-to-face interview. This is great news! Except for one small problem: The food & beverage organization is located 250 miles away from the job seeker. During the hiring process, any conversation related to money can be a sensitive… 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 »

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 »

Looking to Leave Your Position as Food Plant Manager and Start Fresh in Supply Chain? Great Tips on How to Transition Between Careers Successfully

It happens to the best of us. At one point or another, most professionals seek greener pastures within the food & beverage industry.  Some change professions to broaden their experience base; some change careers so that their innate aptitudes more closely match their job; others make the switch because they wake up one morning and… Read more »

How to Explain Résumé Gaps in a Job Interview

You’re a perfect fit. You have the right skills, the perfect amount of food & beverage experience and top notch references for this job. Unfortunately, you also have a six-month employment gap on your résumé. Whether it’s due to personal or professional reasons, a gap in your résumé is a potential red flag to a… Read more »

Ring—Ring! How to Handle Difficult Phone Interview Questions from a Recruiter

Are you in or are you out? By the end of a brief phone interview, this is what your potential employer will have decided. You have just a few minutes to convince an interviewer that you’re worthy of a face-to-face meeting.  Make sure you do everything possible to create a great first impression and keep… Read more »

New Interviewing Technology: How to Prepare for an Online Interview

More and more, food & beverage 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 many food & beverage job seekers, an online interview is a convenient and less stressful way to interview… 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 »