Hiring The Best Of The Best

A Manager’s PerspectiveThe one question recruiters hear daily is “What’s the market like out there?” At the turn of the millennium, “the market” is excellent for candidates – but that doesn’t mean companies are...

Just Shopping On The Internet

How Sweet It Is!Oh, how easy job searching can be! All I have to do is go on line, post my résumé on Monster.com or Careerbuilder.com, and wait for the phone to ring. This is too good to be true!You’re right, it is.There are two ways of job searching on the net. One...

Let’s Make A Deal

Turning So-So Into Win-WinYou’ve thoroughly researched the new company, you’ve survived several rounds of rigorous phone and personal interviews, and you’ve convinced your family that your career move is in their best interest as well as yours. All...

Letter Perfect 2

Thank You Notes That PleaseOnce upon a time (this is a true story!), a job candidate felt that a personal interview had gone exceptionally well. He expected an employment offer immediately.After two weeks, however, no offer was forthcoming, and the candidate’s...

Letter Perfect 1

Sell Yourself In Your Cover LetterA well-written résumé is, in just about every case, the most important document in a candidate’s professional portfolio. Cover letters, specifically tailored to each query, are the next-most-effective tools.You must include a...

Making The Most Of IFT and Similar Expositions

Every Moment CountsEvents such as IFT’s Annual Meeting/Food Expo are marvelous venues to learn all about the newest Food Science technology. Even more important, they provide the opportunity for you to meet dozens of professional colleagues.Whether you’re...