The Tasting Panel magazine

March 2018

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28  /  the tasting panel  /  march 2018 F orceBrands is the leading recruiting and staffing firm for the beverage, food, and beauty industries. We offer executive recruiting services, board of director assembly, and industry-specific job boards including BevForce—which connects global beverage companies with future leaders. James T. Ghanem has been named Director–Customer and Field Marketing at Mast-Jägermeister US, Inc. He had been Commercial Marketing Customer Marketing Manager–On Premise at Heineken USA. Jayesh Needham has been named Brand Manager–Angel's Envy at Louisville Distilling Company, LLC. He had been Brand Manager–North American Whiskey at Diageo. Meagan Sacher has been named Trade Marketing at Campari Group. She had been Brand Manager at Stoli Group. Erik Navone has been named National Chain Director at Shaw-Ross International Importers. He had been Vice President of Sales–West at Foley Family Wines. Alejandro Mercado has been named Trade Marketing Manager–U.S. Market at Walsh Whiskey Distillery. He had been District Manager–Gateway Perrone Division at Fedway Associates. Movers & Shakers Four-Step Interview Cheat Sheet Resumes often make the first impression in the hiring process, but interviews can speak much more loudly than words on a page. Below, ForceBrands' recruiters offer up four rules that are fundamental for every successful interview. Be Mentally Prepared Set aside time before your interview to get in the right headspace. It goes without saying that thoroughly researching the company beforehand is critical if you want to genuinely express your interest in a role, and being mentally and physically present during the interview shows you're actively engaged. Play the part by being as immersed in the company and its mission as you would be if you worked there. Dress Accordingly Every workplace culture is different when it comes to dress code, but one rule remains consistent across the board when it comes to inter- viewing: Keep it professional. Dressing more formally than you normally would not only conveys effort on your part, but respect for the person or people you're meeting with. Keep it clean and simple and also avoid distracting accessories; you can showcase your personality through your conversation instead. Be on Time You obviously never want to arrive late to an interview, but being prompt doesn't mean you should show up 20 minutes early, either. Aim to arrive five minutes before your meeting so the hiring manager is made aware of your arrival but knows you won't be kept waiting for long. Follow Up There's long been a debate about the advantages of sending handwritten thank you notes over typed emails, but one thing is certain: Follow-up notes are a necessity. Thank the people you interviewed with for their time and use the notes as an additional opportunity to showcase your excite- ment about the company and the role. Aim to send your notes out within 24 hours of your meeting. Want to connect with beverage industry leaders? Tap into BevForce at or email for more information. CAREER CORNER C M J CM MJ CJ CMJ N

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