A few weeks ago we asked Food and Beverage professionals to video themselves sharing a piece of advice for students and new graduates who are keen to start their career in the industry. We are so grateful to those who were kind enough to take the time to do this and tell us why they love their job.
Deciding what career path to take is challenging enough, of course we are biased and would encourage anyone undecided to explore careers in the food and beverage industry.
So Many Career Choices
A broad overview would look something like this; Agriculture, Manufacturing and Processing, Food service and Culinary, Retail, Education and Research, Marketing and Advertising, Wholesale and Distribution and Regulations. But that doesn’t begin to list the different career paths under each of those sectors. When we say there are tons of options–we aren’t kidding–even better, the industry is growing so there’s lots of jobs too!
The First Step: Job Search
School is done and its time to start your career. Starting your career starts with a job – ‘The Job Search‘. We’ll take the stress and pressure out of this by offering you guidance but most of all a place where you can hear from others who are in the same situation, those who were looking for a job just a short time ago (and found one) and those who want to help you because they have a lot of experience to share and want to pay it forward.
You might be nervous about where to start, what to do, what not to do and there’s just too much information on the internet to even decipher the best approach. To be successful in your job search you need a direct line to the industry–the employers themselves–and that’s where we come in!
A Taste of Whats to Come
If you enjoyed this video and found it valuable please share. If you are an employer or individual currently working in the Food & Beverage Industry and want to join the FoodGrads tribe, we’d love to hear from you. Contact Nicole 🙂
A BIG thank you to Griffith Foods for supporting students & new grads!
FoodGrads is an interactive platform for the Food & Beverage Industry. Focused on closing the gap between students/recent graduates and employers. With a broader mission to attract and retain people to a meaningful career in food. From Food Scientists to Farmers, Chefs to Plant Managers, QA Technicians to Dietitians, R&D to Sales, Engineers to HR.
Regardless of your education–there’s something for everyone in Food & Beverage!
Join FoodGrads for support, mentorship and guidance to start your career and stay with us for life! (New Website Launch Coming June 2017!). This interactive platform provides a community for Food & Beverage Professionals. Our goals include: (1) Spread awareness of the different occupations available in Food & Beverage; (2) support students/grads starting their careers or during a job transition ; and (3) create an interactive platform for the Food & Beverage industry as a whole.