Experts Connection Shows Executive Recruiters How to Predict a Great Hire through the Behavioral Interview

Recruiting Expert Matt Gill Explains How Hiring Managers Can Minimize the Risk of a Bad Hire Using Interviews that Can Be Adapted for Any Role.

NOVATO, Calif. (April 10, 2012) – A recent survey reveals that a bad hiring decision costs an employer between $25,000 and $50,000, yet many companies use an ad hoc approach to hiring. Behavioral interviewing minimizes the risk of a bad hire, as recruiting expert Matt Gill will explain in the next session of the Experts Connection ( webinar series for executive recruiters. The session, entitled “Predicting the “Right Hire”: The Art of the Behavioral Interview,” is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, from 4:00 - 5:30 p.m. ET, (1:00 - 2:30 p.m. PT), and is sponsored by NETSHARE® (

Behavioral interviewing is based on the premise that past behavior or performance will predict future behavior and performance. When correctly crafted, a behavioral interview allows the interviewer to learn how a candidate actually performed in his or her previous job, and whether they should be a good fit for the position at hand. When included as part of the hiring process, a behavioral interview can be an excellent barometer that managers can use to identify the best candidate.

In this online class, Matt will explain how to develop, administer, and evaluate a behavioral interview that can be customized to suit any position. Matt will reveal how to incorporate the needs of the company, the department, and the position, and how to prepare for the interview itself. Matt will include tips on how to work with the hiring managers to ensure that they will gather the right information for evaluation.

Specific topics to be covered include:

- Creating a behavioral interview that can be adapted for any job role.
- Conducting a behavioral interview, including how to use specific behavioral questions.
- How to guide “off-message” candidates to drill down to get to relevant, even critical information.
- How to assimilate that information to make the best hiring decision.

Many companies continue to make bad hiring decisions because they don't have the right interviewing processes in place for job candidates,” said Katherine Simmons, CEO of NETSHARE and host of the Experts Connection webinars. “Behavioral interviews are a proven way to screen candidates to determine whether they will perform as required, and if they will be a good fit for the company. Understanding how to use a behavioral interview for candidate selection minimizes the risk of making a disastrous hiring decision.”

The cost of the Experts Connection seminar is $100, and access is provided via web and telephone. A web archive also is available for registrants. For more information, visit the Experts Connection online at

About Matt Gill
Matt Gill, is the Managing Partner and a founding member of MICA Consulting Group, a retained recruiting firm specializing in connecting people in marketing, interactive, creative and advertising disciplines. Matt has been active in the recruiting industry for the past 17 years, and over the last decade has served as a retained search recruiter in marketing, sales and advertising. He is also a certified Behavioral Interview Trainer. Matt has served on a number of boards including the Susan G. Komen Foundation, serving as head of governance. He is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College and resides in Boston.

NETSHARE ( is a confidential, membership based organization dedicated to providing executives across all disciplines and industries with quality $100K plus job lists. NETSHARE also offers networking opportunities and a community of peers for the exchange of strategic information related to job search, professional development and best practices. NETSHARE has been recognized by Fortune and Forbes magazines as the best online destination for executive positions.

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Luxury Travel Ltd. to Attract More Discerning German Travelers with its Business Representative in Germany

Luxury Travel Ltd has announced the addition of representative office in Germany and appointed Pham Duy Tien, a German- Vietnamese as its Business Representative in Berlin, Germany.

Hanoi, Vietnam, April 10, 2012 -- Luxury Travel Ltd., ( an award winning luxury travel tour operator and destination management company (“DMC”) in Vietnam, has announced the addition of representative office in Germany and appointed Pham Duy Tien, a German- Vietnamese as its Business Representative in Berlin, Germany.

Mr. Tien will be responsible for German speaking markets, trade shows, sales call and marketing activities with Luxury Travel Ltd’s business partners throughout german speaking countries, seeking new business opportunities and coordinating the company’s marketing program.

"I was born and raised in Vietnam, but I'm currently living with my wife Sina in Berlin. However, I still love Vietnam and its destinations and want to that ensure travelers feel the same way. Therefore, I hope that by working with German tourists I can do something good both for home and adopted countries. I work for Luxury Travel Ltd. as a representative in Germany, and it is a great opportunity to promote Vietnam and Southeast Asia. I hope that working in the luxury travel segment will lead to an increase in the company’s market share and cultural exchange here in the German speaking markets.” Said Pham Duy Tien.

Vietnam now has world class hotels and resorts, beaches and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history and traditional culture. The country receives 100,000 German tourists yearly, and the number of tourists increases year after year. The new slogan of Vietnam tourism, “Timeless charm,” was created with an aim to attract long haul travelers from Germany and elsewhere, who wish to experience its defining characteristics: Thrills, nature, heritage, festival, pristine, enjoyment, scenery and essence. Luxury Travel has the very first website in German in Vietnam to promote the charm and luxury of Vietnam.

Germany economy is still strongest in euro zone. Germany is a great market for us and we have beautiful products for German tastes and preferences and target the right clients with personalized products and services. We have increased both FITs and GITs bookings from our partners and direct customers. Travelers choose Vietnam for their vacations for safety, affordable prices, authenticity and convenient direct flights. Our German teams have native Germans and Vietnamese, who are passionate and motivated. With our representative, we will expand and expect to stay strong in Germany. We take part in more trade shows, revamp our website in German language, will launch german brochures both online and offline. We are delighted to have Tien as our representative in Berlin, Germany.With our vision, marketing efforts and commitments, we will attract more discerning German travelers who wish to experience the timeless charm of Vietnam in style and luxury and we are targeting 100% growths from this market for 2012." said Pham Ha, Founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd.

Luxury Travel Ltd is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand.

Luxury Travel Ltd ( is a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand. Luxury Travel is excellent in designing tailor-made tours and providing unique travel experiences to fulfill the most sophisticated traveler’s expectations. Luxury Travel Ltd won numerous travel awards for excellent performance including the most recent award: Best Luxury Tour Operator.

Media Contact:
David Nguyen
Sales and Marketing Manager
Luxury Travel Group Ltd
05 Nguyen Truong To Str.,
Ba Dinh Dist, Hanoi 84444