What companies are growing and which one's are in financial difficulty? No one know's better than an agent who works everyday in Food Service Recruitment, and, has their finger on the pulse beat of the industry.
Many companies are up for sale, being acquired, or in jeopardy of entering bankruptcy proceedings. Nothing is more upsetting for a recruitment professional than hearing from a candidate who recently joined a company that is in trouble. Because those in the know
leave beforehand, companies are anxious to hire as quickly as possible and do not disclose pending problems. Don't let this happen to you. Yes the ad you answered looked like a great opportunity, the HR Director told you what you wanted to hear and you jump in with both feet.
My recommendation to you is to get connected to a pro who knows what is happening. The upper level corporate management in these distressed companies, is already on the market and has contacted a recruitment professional to get them out. We know when trouble is brewing. Our responsibility is to the candidate. If you are happy in your new position the client will be as well. Making marriages rather than engagements has kept my company in business for over 35 years.
In conclusion, be your own best advocate and seek out an agent just like professional athlete's do. You will have help negotiating your compensation, benefits, and most importantly gaining access to the company that will elevate you and your career.