Company – FoodGrads
Years worked in current role – Under 1
Years of experience in the industry – 9+
In 300 characters or less, describe your job –
I support students and new grads to start their career in food and I LOVE to spread awareness of what a great industry this is, encouraging young people to pursue a career in food. I also recruit for the food industry too (in my spare time).
Name the top 3 characteristics you need to be good at your job –
- Enjoy working with people
- Communication skills
- Aptitude for social media and learning new ways to connect with people
Why did you decide to pursue a career in the food industry –
This career sort of found me! I was a generalist recruiter and I didn’t like being ‘jack of all trades and master of nothing’ so I decided to focus on the food sector. FoodGrads was founded based on seeing a huge need and gap in the industry.
Top 3 advice tips for students and new grads coming into the industry –
- Be open minded
- Read tons of books!
- Have fun.
Tell us why your FoodJobRocks? –
I love what I do. I am motivated by the people I work with and the passion they have for this industry. I’m having fun!
Favourite Quote –
“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give” – Sir Winston Churchill
“This too shall pass”
Let’s encourage and inspire a new generation of food industry professionals!