I so enjoy the professionals on this cite for years now and I am hoping to receive some of your expert opinions. The more responses the better. I have been researching different "Quality Management" certifications most of which are on line (example: TQM (Total Quality Management)). The purpose is simple, I want something to put on my resume that will make me more attractive to employers as I apply for jobs as a Quality Manager in various food manufacturing environments.
Currently, I have been the Lead Quality Assurance Technician / Backup SQF practitioner for a packaging company for three and a half years. I have a BS in Dietetics and a years work of experience as a Quality Systems Coordinator for a food manufacturer. I also worked as a health inspector (food protection officer) for 2 1/2 years for the City of Dallas.
I just feel like my "career" is stalling out or maybe going the wrong way and I would like to get back to a position closer to Food Safety/Quality management in a food manufacturing environment. There are lots of opportunities for said positions here in the States.
So please, some of you hiring managers out there, or others, tell me what I can do to really strengthen my chances of getting some of these opportunities if you will.
Thank you for all constructive responses.