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May 2014

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14  /  the tasting panel  /  may 2014 A s the beverage industry's largest career network, BevForce knows who's coming and who's going at the leading global beverage companies. BevForce is the only beverage industry staffing agency providing both an online job board and executive recruiting services. Visit to sign up for the Movers & Shakers newsletter or to report your job move or recent hire. Jeff Feist has been named Vice President, Sales at VEEV Spirits. He had been Executive Vice President at Phillips Distilling Company. Kimberly Belmonte has been named Logistics Manager at Branded Spirits. She had been Logistics Coordinator at Independent Distillers, USA. Michael Papadol has been named Senior Sales Executive at Cobblestone Vineyards. He had been Director of Sales at Moraga Vineyards. Chris McFerran has been named Vice President National Accounts at Delicato Family Vineyards (DFV). He had been Director of Sales–Strategic National Accounts at Treasury Wine Estates. Dan Kaman has been named Midwest Regional Manager at Blackheath Beverage Group. He had been Ketel One Vodka Ambassador at MKTG. Andrew Stockbridge has been named Director of National Accounts - Off Premise at Pasternak Wine Imports. He had been Strategic Accounts Manager at Remy Cointreau USA. Wilfred Wong has been named Chief Storyteller at He had been Cellar Master at BevMo! Brian Murphy has been named Market Manager at Stoli Group USA. He had been Regional Sales Manager at Accolade Wines NA. Ian Staller has been named Executive Vice President–General Manager at Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada. He had been Senior Vice President, Spirits at Southern Wine & Spirits Nevada. Jesse Peña has been named Senior Vice President and General Manager, Caribbean at Glazer's, Inc. He had been Commercial Innovation Director, Latin America & Caribbean at Diageo. John Donohue has been named Senior Vice President at Wirtz Beverage Canada. He had been Director of Trade Development at Wirtz Beverage Illinois. Movers & Shakers Interview Dos & Don'ts DO: • Make the interview a two-way conversation. It's just as important for you to learn about their culture and the position as it is for them to learn about your past work experience and skill set. Be humble and confident. • Learn about the career path of your interviewer—find out how they got where they are today. • Ask about the career path for someone in the position you are interviewing for . . . what are the 30, 60, 90-day goals for this job? • Be sure you speak to strengths that tie directly to the needs of the position and, if asked, weaknesses that reveal a hidden strength or neutral trait that will not impact your job performance. DON'T: • Discuss salary or benefits on a first interview. If pressed, it's ok to say, "I'm interviewing for positions in (provide a tight range), but I am really focused on identifying the right opportunity." Be honest about your current compensation package . . . people talk. • Give yes or no answers to questions—they want to learn about your experi- ence so provide details and examples. • Make any negative comments about your previous/current employer or colleagues. • "Over-answer" questions. Be truthful, frank and as succinct as possible and keep rambling to a minimum. CAREER CORNER TP0514_001-33.indd 14 4/24/14 10:43 PM

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