The Talent Market Is Tight. Should You Develop An Internal Employee?

In a candidate market such as the one we have today, there is often not enough top talent to go around. Balancing between the time to train current employees to fill future positions and investing in recruiting to land top-tier external candidates is tricky. Even if you’ve recently hired your new top performer, it’s important… Read more »

Why Did I Get This Email From Kinsa?

Nearly every time Kinsa gets a new job opening to recruit for with one of our food and beverage industry clients, we send an email to carefully selected contacts with a profile in our internal network. While these messages are mostly well-received – many food and beverage industry executives and professionals have followed us for… Read more »

Marketing Yourself To Employers – A Roadmap

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Jobs boards, social media and networking are three tools job searchers may use to land a new job. Today, we’re providing a roadmap for a fourth way. Marketing Yourself to Employers To help you in marketing yourself to employers we will cover: How to identify the correct person to target Approaching your target Follow up… Read more »

Negotiating Remote Work In A New Job Search

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If you are in a job search and prefer to work from home, how can you incorporate that into your search? Kinsa Group offers these four tips for negotiating remote work: Understand your real motives for wanting to work from home. Is it about child care? Ask whether the company offers any assistance. Do you… Read more »

Company Culture: Choosing The Right Employer

Surveys asking job seekers what they value in potential employers often rank “culture” as their #1 priority. But culture is an abstract concept. How can you better define what you are looking for in a company culture? Here are half a dozen ideas. Traditionally, corporations adopted a “command and control” model, borrowed from the military…. Read more »

How To Write The Best Job Interview Thank You Note

Even if you’ve absolutely nailed your job interview, you could rule yourself out of the running if you fail to follow up with your interviewer afterwards. In order to stand out, it’s important that a thank you note or email is sent immediately after the job interview. Your follow up communication has more to it than merely… Read more »

Asking Questions in Job Interviews

You’ve probably heard the advice that you should ask good questions in job interviews. But what makes for a good question? Ask questions that show you’ve done your homework. Go beyond just checking out the employer’s website; for example, Google may lead you to any media coverage the company has received. Ask questions that demonstrate… Read more »

Standing Out: Writing A Strong Food & Beverage Sales Resume

You’re an expert in landing new accounts. Retaining key clients. Increasing penetration within existing accounts. But how savvy are you in “closing the deal” with a hiring manager? The ability to effectively sell yourself is one of the most important skills a food & beverage sales professional can have – and the “sales cycle” starts… Read more »

Job Search Tips for The Experienced Job Seeker

The job search process no matter your life stage can come with challenges. Are these things happening to you? Being told that you’re overqualified? Not hearing back after you’ve submitted your resume? No feedback after an interview? Start by taking an inventory of your skills and experiences throughout your life. Your past employment, part-time work,… Read more »

Manage Your References To Help Land Your Dream Job

The majority of today’s employers perform reference checks before hiring someone. If you’ve got the right skills and experience, it would be a shame if less than stellar references were to prevent you from landing a dream job! So, how can you ensure your references shine the best possible light on you? Maintain positive relationships… Read more »