Wednesday, March 10, 2010


Unlike the IT industry, food technology graduates rarely have a chance to see a campus recruiter while doing their course and have to spend considerable time in job hunting. It is rarely that food industry go for advertisements, especially in a country like India and that makes the task of job hunting more back breaking. The new initiative by an organization to launch an "on-line" web based employment site, there fore is very timely and relevant.

"Drawing upon expert industry knowledge and a wealth of technical experience, just-food has specifically aimed the new jobs board at food professionals and industry recruiters around the world. With hundreds of food jobs online, candidates are able to search via keyword, country, sector and salary range. Users can create a profile to ensure they are notified when new positions that match their criteria are posted. Candidate shortlists and applications are manageable via account areas to keep track of all positions of interest"

While the on-line site may be more relevant to job seekers at senior level, out side India, a similar effort can be thought of by the Indian food industry as a collective venture to meet the needs of the industry, Universities, research institutions and government agencies. This can be done by organizations like AFST(I)-Mysore, AIFPA-New Delhi, CIFTI-New Delhi or similar non-profit group with a genuine agenda to help recruiters as well as the food technology professionals. If need be, MFPI can pitch in with some financial grants for setting up a centralized facility for job facilitation in the food sector.


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