Professional Development Resources

Seeking to advance in your career? Here are resources to help you.

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The Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) is a community of food professionals from across the globe who have come together to advance the science of food.

IFT’s catalog of on-demand webcasts offers resources to help you build and manage your career for maximum potential for success. These webcasts allow you to explore topics related to your career and those of interest to you personally. All webcasts are free for IFT Premier and student members.

Job Seeker Resources

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Showing Up As Your Best Self | Phi Tau Sigma & IFT New Professionals Webcast

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How to Conduct a Successful Job Search *Upcoming*

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How to Negotiate Your Salary *IFT16 Session*

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Build Your Own Career Pathway *IFT16 Session*

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Networking 101: Who, What, When, Where, Why

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Career Mapping Worksheet *Upcoming*

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Starting Your Job: What to Expect on Your First Day, Week, and Month

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Office Politics

Skill Building Resources

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Developing Grit & Resilience in Your Career *IFT17 Session*

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Grant Writing: How to Think Like a Proposal Reviewer

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Manufacturing KPIs: Static to Real-Time and 50 to 10

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Empathy & Experiment: Rapid, Humanistic, Cost Effective Product Design

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Technology Transfer from Academia to Industry: Approaches and Case Studies *IFT17 Session*

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How to Be an Effective Reviewer for Peer-Reviewed Journals *IFT17 Session*