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 »

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 »

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 »

Why Recruiters Beat Job Boards – Hands Down

Technology vs. the human touch. When it comes to your food & beverage job search, which is better?  Job board technology is certainly efficient.  With a few clicks you easily can apply for several jobs in under an hour – all from the comfort of your own home. But that same efficiency can work against… Read more »

Getting Down to Business: Job Search Strategies for Food & Beverage Executives and Professionals

Like most things in life, you’ll get out of your job search what you put into it.  Those who work harder, have a positive attitude, persevere and go the extra mile are more likely to get what they want – period. If you have the commitment to work hard, but need direction for your efforts,… Read more »

Keys to Predicting Success in Food & Beverage Executives

Can nice guys (or gals) finish first? That is the question that John Hausknecht, assistant professor of Human Resource Studies at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, wanted to know.  In conjunction with Green Peak Partners, a Denver-based organizational consulting firm, Hausknecht and his research team conducted a unique longitudinal study of 72… Read more »

Ways Kinsa Group’s Technology Can Jump Start Your Job Search

If you are looking for a job in the food & beverage industry, then you know that using technology in your search process can be both complex and somewhat intimidating.  But while it is only a piece of the whole process of finding a job today, savvy job seekers like you should try to leverage… Read more »

Strategies for Helping Young Food & Beverage Managers Succeed

The newbie.  The greenhorn.  The tenderfoot. As if these monikers weren’t burdensome enough, the young manager faces yet another challenge because of his age – namely, resentment. You know your new manager has the skills and qualifications to handle heightened responsibilities.  But too often, older, more seasoned employees view a fresh manager as a threat,… Read more »

Common Hiring Mistakes – And How to Avoid Them

Planning to hire in 2011? As optimism creeps back into our market, many food & beverage companies plan to increase their direct headcount.  If yours is among them, avoid these roadblocks to hiring success: Not pre-screening candidates.  Many hiring organizations skip this step, assuming that the interview process will weed out unacceptable candidates.  But in their… Read more »

Food Processing Branding Trends – Challenges and Opportunities

Grant Thornton LLP recently collaborated with Food Processing magazine to study food processing branding trends.  Their survey of 114 companies examines where food and beverage manufacturers are distributing their goods, how they differentiate themselves, and which emerging trends are having the biggest impact on their businesses.  Here are a few of the study’s key findings: Balanced… Read more »