MB Search, Inc.

Phone Icon (217) 817-0275

Contact Us


Take Your Career to the Next Level

Find a job with a top company in the food and beverage industry. MB Search, Inc. is a recruitment firm that places talented professionals with top companies nationwide. We do more than present opportunities to candidates—we help them build dream careers.


Dedicated to Your Success

We never charge our candidates any fees, but we still treat them as our clients. We work for you and go above and beyond to achieve the results you want. Our team has a deep understanding of the hiring needs of the industry, so we can keep you informed of all the best opportunities and prepare you for successful interviews. Our goal is to become your lifelong agent by listening carefully to your goals and doing everything we can to help you achieve them. With our help, you'll be able to build a successful career in the food industry.

As our candidate, you will be in control of the search process. We always take our direction from you and conduct your search with the highest level of confidentiality. Your resume will never be submitted anywhere without your permission. If we cannot assist you, we will still provide you with resources to help you take the next step in your career.

People Handshaking

Inside Information

Get on the inside track with help from our team of recruitment specialists. Whenever an opportunity comes up that aligns with your priorities, we'll let you know and share any inside information that might give you a competitive edge. After each interview, we provide you with feedback from the client company. If you are successful, we negotiate a win-win compensation package that works for you and for our client. Once you have been placed in your new position, we follow up with both you and your new employer to make sure you are happy with your career decision. All of these services are provided at no cost to you.

What We Need from You

The first thing we need from you is an accurate, up-to-date resume, along with 3 or 4 business references. If you make any changes to your resume after submitting it to us, please let us know. We also need to know your target date for making a career change and the salary and benefit package you will accept. This information allows us to tailor our search to your timeline and requirements. The more open and honest you are with us, the better we will be able to assist you. We're keen to discuss your short- and long-term career goals.

Please make yourself available for pre-interview preparation, as we have inside information about each client that we want to share with you. After each interview, please reach out to us and let us know what you want to happen next. Throughout the interview process, keep in touch and let us know about your activity, especially if our client is at risk of losing you to a competitor. This will give our client time to react and may result in better a compensation package. If you're in doubt about whether or not to go to an interview, we recommend going. Often, a candidate who is "on the fence" ends up accepting the job.


Man Writing In a Document

Confidentiality

The opportunities we represent are not advertised to the public. Our clients work with our firm because we have a good understanding of their staffing needs and an extensive network of contacts. If you are not interested in an opportunity we are working on, we encourage you to refer your colleagues, friends, or coworkers to us directly, but we ask that you do not share any specific client information on these positions with others.

Before Resigning Your Current Position

If you are only interested in making more money, we advise you to meet with your current employer prior to accepting external interviews. You don't want to jeopardize your career by accepting a counteroffer. Resigning from a current position can be difficult, and you should always be sure to leave on good terms. The following five things to do before leaving your position come courtesy of L.E. Feldman, a respected business psychologist:

• Mend Fences — Make peace with adversaries. Let them know what you enjoyed about working with them. Keep it short and sweet or write a note.
• Build Bridges — Form alliances with coworkers you respect. Communicate what you learned from them. Schedule lunch at the next industry seminar.
• Help Your Successor — Get her or him off to a great start. Provide training or leave detailed memos with a note to call you in a pinch. This will earn you high marks with everyone.
• Firm Up Outside Contacts — Use the news about your new position and promotion to reconnect with former clients, suppliers, peers, ad agencies, and recognized industry consultants.
• Be an Exit Interview Ace — Anticipate questions, develop diplomatic answers, and don't say anything you would not want repeated.


Sample Resignation Letter

Once you have accepted a position with another company, we recommend firmly resigning your current position immediately. Download our example resignation letter. This sample letter is positive, decisive and to the point. It will help you to avoid leaving on bad terms.

Counteroffers: Career Suicide

The National Business Employment Weekly reports that four out of five people who accept counteroffers are gone within the first year. For more information on counteroffers, we invite you to Google it. As good search consultants, we know that accepting counteroffers is tantamount to career suicide. But you don't have to just take our word for it. There are hundreds of internet articles written about why it's not a good idea to accept a counteroffer. Many are posted by Fortune 500 companies and respected publications, such as Forbes Magazine and the Wall Street Journal.