Answered by John, Hiring Expert at DuPont, on Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Thanks for your question.
Here are some suggestions on how to proceed:
1. Set up a LinkedIn Profile, if you do not have one already. Find groups, organizations, and people in the food industry that you want to link to and make it happen.
2. Have a few people review your current resume / cover letter and provide feedback on how to improve it to make it more attractive to employers in the food industry. Also, do a self-review of your resume/cover letter from a recruiter's perspective. Is the education/experience/passion for the food industry come through the resume?
3. Identify food industry career events through your college/university or organizations that hold food industry job fairs.
4. Be realistic in what you are looking for in your next role. Based on your background, education, and experience, what types of positions are you qualified to do?
All the best with your search. I hope these suggestions are helpful.