IFT’s Annual Event and Food Expo – Tips for Jobseekers
By Chris Hillman, Recruiting Expert in food ingredients
SearchPath of Chicago, Inc.
IFT18 is a meeting of the minds where science and food meet. There will be 1,200 exhibitors showcasing the newest products and solutions, 23,000 attendees eager to learn, and 100 education sessions. With so many attendees and sessions, it’s an exceptional opportunity for jobseekers to network. Here are a few tips for those individuals attending the exhibition
- Expand your skillset– there are 100 sessions scheduled that will equip you with insights that will help you succeed. Sit through a panel discussion On The Clash Between Consumer Demands and Responsible Foodsor visit the IFT Next Start-Up Alleyto see the most recent innovate products and ideas. It’s always good to stay up to date on industry trends.
- Expand your career network– With an exhibit hall that houses 1,200 companies, its prime time to network with other food professionals (and recruiters from prominent companies).
- Plan, plan, plan – Reach out to you Recruiter before the show and preschedule interviews during the show.
- Utilize IFT Resources – IFT is hosting a Career Center Liveevent that you shouldn’t miss. You’ll be able to connect with recruiters, attain new insights and showcase your professional visibility.
If you’re looking for your next job, follow these tips as a recipe for success. I’ll even help you out a little – no need to search for recruiters, you already found one. I’ve been successful in helping numerous organizations in the food ingredient industry hire industry experts and if you’re an expert, I’d be honored to meet with you and understand your goals.
For additional information, please email Chris Hillman or call (815) 261-4403 x 100