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SFJ profiled on The Atlantic Food Channel

31 Jan

What an awesome surprise at the end of our day! SFJ was profiled today on The Atlantic Food Channel in an article entitled, “So You Want to Find a Food Internship: A Job-Seeking Guide,” written by Helene York of the Bon-Appetit Management Company. In the article, York provides a list of her favorite resources for those looking to delve into a career in sustainable food – and lists SFJ among them. We encourage you to read it here. And can we just say, we’ve always loved The Atlantic Food Channel. For anyone who is not familiar, you should absolutely check it out here or follow them on Twitter.

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A few tips when sending job listings…

10 Jan

When sending job listings to SFJ, please be mindful of these few tips:

1. Word documents are best – it is cumbersome to input information off of a PDF document.

2. Please keep all formatting standard – if your listing is created to fit within a two-inch margin on paper than it will format funny on the site.

3. Please be sure to include the location – especially the state.

4. Also, please remember to put the direct contact information at the end of each posting.

These little bits help SFJ operate much more efficiently… so thank you!

A little dose of inspiration… an SFJ Success Story

17 Nov

In response to yesterday’s inquiry about SFJ success stories, we received this e-mail… which we are super excited to share with all of you!  Hopefully it sprinkles some inspiration and hope into your job search.  Thank you again for sharing, Holly. 

“I can sincerely say that I would not be sitting in the Slow Food USA office, much less in New York City, if it wasn’t for the Sustainable Food Jobs blog. I originally subscribed more out of curiosity than anything, and when I saw the posting for a Communications internship, I applied on a whim. Not only did I get the internship, but I also became immersed in an entirely new way of looking at food and (let’s face it) my life.

Now I look at the emails from you guys not out of curiosity but with purpose, in hopes of transitioning into a career similar to the one I’ve started here. You keep me informed not only on job postings, but also on organizations I wouldn’t otherwise know about.

Thanks so much for what you do,

Holly”

How has The SFJ Blog helped you?

16 Nov

Did we connect you to your current position?

Did we direct a slew of job applications your way?

Did we inspire you to… well, you tell us!

In the comments section below, we encourage you to tell us how we’ve helped YOU with finding a job or fielding applications in the world of sustainable food employment.  Anything we could do better?  E-mails are also welcome at sustainablefoodjobs@gmail.com.  As always, happy job searching!

New Feature! College and Beyond

26 Aug

It’s here! The College and Beyond section of the SFJ blog officially launched today. It provides a list of current Bachelor Programs, Master’s and Ph.D. Programs and Certificate Programs in the United States that specialize in sustainable food and agriculture. You can find its tab on the top of the home page, or just click here!

Advice, please! Sustainable Food Opportunities in Higher Education?

18 Aug

The SFJ blog is looking to expand a bit and also focus on sustainable food academic opportunities currently available in higher education – specifically bachelor’s, master’s and Ph.D. programs in the United States.  We are also considering compiling information on current sustainable food research projects being conducted by professors in higher education.  If you are aware of or currently work for a sustainable food specific degree program in the United States, please e-mail us! As usual, sustainablefoodjobs@gmail.com.

We look forward to hearing from you!

A little bit of press…

7 May

A great big thank you goes out to both Brokelyn and SFWeekly for profiling the Sustainable Food Jobs blog in recent articles.  Both seem to think of us as the Craigslist of food jobs… and we’re happy to receive that honor.  A little publicity goes a long way and job postings continue to flood in on a daily basis.  Keep spreading the word!

Check out Brokelyn’s article here or SFWeekly’s here.  Have a great weekend!