Minding Your Manners

Mother Does Know Best – Even In the WorkplaceWhile we don’t plan to write the OPUS International Guide to Good Etiquette for Candidates and Clients, we are in a unique position to observe various breaches of good manners that pop up all too frequently...

Nurturing Your Career

Moving Up The Ladder Without Missing A RungOther articles in this series focus on the fine art of searching for the job you want and negotiating an offer that will make you proud.Now let’s take a look at things you can do, once you are well and truly employed,...

OPUS & You

What to expect when you bring OPUS into your lifeAlthough no statistics support this fact, it is incontrovertible. There comes a time in every food scientist’s career when he or she takes stock of the status quo and calls an industry-specific placement...

Performance Evaluations

Could This Be You?For everyone who has ever received or given an evaluation, just remember, it could have been worse. These are actual quotes taken from Federal Government employee performance evaluations…”Since my last report, this employee has reached...

Perking Up An Offer

It’s About More Than MoneyThe most important ingredients of a “package” offered a candidate to attract him or her to a company are, first and foremost, the position itself and, then, salary and bonuses. But multitudes of other factors –...

Résumés And Results

Do’s And Don’ts Or Writing The Perfect RésuméAt OPUS International, we see many résumés every day. Some are outstanding and make an instantaneous great impression. Others, while submitted by highly qualified professionals, do not represent the candidate in...