Do You Really Want to Work for THAT Company?!

Do You Really Want to Work for THAT Company?!

For months, you’ve been looking for your next job in the food and beverage industry. You’ve sent applications, talked to recruiters and now you’ve got some interviews scheduled and are starting to narrow your options for where to go next. However, have you checked the company’s reputation? Have you asked any industry contacts whether this… Read more »

Something’s Fishy: How to Avoid Recruiting Scams

Received a call or email recently saying you’re the perfect candidate for a high-salary job with a Fortune 500 food & beverage organization? That’s great! But before you hand over your personal information or pay a fee, make sure the recruiter – and the job – are real. It’s sad, but true: Fake recruiter scams… Read more »

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 »

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 »

Time for a 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, it 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, even if… Read more »