Have you ever seen an executive scurry across the stage, head down, clutching a copy of his presentation, and on reaching the podium, immediately begin speaking? In doing this, the exec resembles a mouse seeking shelter more than a leader about to deliver an important message! Very unleader-like!
When you take the stage, you want to own it. Presenting effectively will put the audience in a mood to listen to you. Find out how in this new video.
From the workers in the fields who pick our produce to the celebrity chefs crafting the 12-course tasting menus at our favorite five-star restaurants, the universe of people who contribute to putting food on our plates is wide-ranging and diverse, with plenty of moving parts.
Whether they’re growing the food, preparing it in factories and commercial kitchens, serving it at restaurant tables or selling it at supermarkets and c-stores, the fates of employees in the food industry are often tied to some common trends, especially when it comes to the economy and the rise of technology. The recession drove consumers to tighten their belts and spend less on restaurant meals, and shoppers also grew more careful about spending at the grocery store, even as they took to preparing more meals at home.
While the recession was longer-lasting than earlier dips, the economic changes affecting the world of food industry employment are largely cyclical, as evidenced by a recent resurgence in demand for restaurant and hospitality workers.…
Job-seekers and hiring-decision makers agree that job hunting and recruiting are disagreeable, inefficient, stressful, frustrating and time-consuming but necessary for both parties. Most candidates are eager to avoid active job searching, and if they make the effort to network purposefully, it’s possible to do so.
Having a productive network that provides job leads is the key to lifetime “career insurance,” a constant flow of opportunities and continuous access to inside information about unadvertised or hidden jobs. Many thriving businesses never formally advertise; they grow through word of mouth, i.e., networking.
Personal referrals are the best way to source a new role. The process of initiating new connections selectively and strengthening existing relationships not only will source a candidate’s next role, but their investment in networking purposefully will create a pipeline of future leads. Having (the right) contacts, cultivating these relationships and continually expanding connections provides visibility, accessibility and credibility, thereby increasing chances for being recruited regardless of current employment status.…