Ten Oddball Interview Questions

To give you food for thought, we’ve collected some of the more outrageous interview questions reported by candidates and posted online. Some are attempts to test lateral and strategic thinking, some are just plain strange. ►  Rate yourself on a … Continue reading

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An interview with Jeff Meisner, President and CEO of Skyline DFW Exhibits & Events

  We recently caught up with Jeff Meisner, President and CEO of Skyline DFW Exhibits & Events, to find out how his firm has continued to grow in these challenging economic times.  Here’s what he had to say: (ERI) What … Continue reading

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An INTERVIEW with Martin McGinnis, owner of Trinity Displays

Bio on Martin McGinnis: Martin started his career in the trade show/event signage industry as a sales representative for a manufacturer of custom, potable and portable/modular displays.  After gaining industry knowledge and trends, he branched off on his own starting … Continue reading

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Five foolproof ways to avoid a social networking faux pas

Given the newness of social media and other communications tools, it’s easy to do or say the wrong thing. Unfortunately, missteps in this area can have lasting repercussions: An online mistake can show up next to your name in an … Continue reading

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Why do I need a recruiter? Isn’t that what HR is for?

In the recruiting industry we sometimes meet clients who ask why they should hire a recruiter.  They ask, “I already have an HR department, isn’t that one of the things they are there for?”  This is a valid question, and … Continue reading

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Help Wanted!

As an employer, you need a recruiter whose goals are aligned with yours. We’ve heard plenty of stories of recruiters faxing and emailing streams of candidate resumes to employers while the ink on the recruiting agreement is still wet. In such cases, it quickly becomes clear to the employer that finding a fee is the recruiter’s primary concern, whereas finding the best fit for the employer is a distant second. Continue reading

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Non-Compete, Non-Disclosure, and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Oh My

I know an owner of a small display house in the South who essentially started his business by taking clients and employees from his former employer (that employer did not require a non-compete or non-solicitation agreement). Learning from his own behavior, he requires all of his employees to sign non-compete agreements. In effect, he’s now protecting himself from people like, well, himself. Continue reading

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Account Executive or Scam Artist?

Bob informed me that he owned his own firm and was an independent salesperson seeking to land a full-time opportunity with an exhibit house. He went on to say that he wanted the support of a larger company and that he could easily carry business in excess of $1M over to a new firm. When I asked how quickly such a transition could take place, Bob replied, “How fast can I get business cards?” Continue reading

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Interview: Amy Carr from Catalyst Exhibits

We sat down with Amy Carr of Catalyst Exhibits at EXHIBITOR 2011 to ask her a few questions. Bio on Amy Carr: Amy Carr is a Senior Account Executive with Catalyst Exhibits.  She has successfully managed programs globally for clients … Continue reading

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Get the RFP! Win the business! Q & A with Cindy McCormick, CTSM.

Cindy McCormick is a Global Convention Marketing Professional with over twenty years experience in the pharmaceutical industry. Continue reading

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