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Vitamin of the Week: Nick Balée (Houston)

Vitamin of the Week:...

Nick Balée

Here’s a photo of Nick showing you the difference between him, a friendly Vitamin T Business Development Manager, and a shark.

Nick helps companies find amazing creatives so they can hit their timelines, budgets, and business goals. A shark eats people.

Nick = good. Shark = not so much.

Now that you can tell them apart, sink your jaws into Nick’s answers to our 7 Quick Questions. We promise they’re all dolphin safe!

  1. The biggest myth about being a recruiter/salesperson/staffing industry? That staffing companies only provide contractors and don’t consult and partner with their clients. Not true! We go to great pains to make sure all of our people are subject matter experts in their craft and can consult on the service we’re providing.

  2. What app do you use regularly that provides great user experience? It has to be the Facebook App.It was really the first one to allow you to upload pictures, chat with friends instantly, and connect to almost every other popular social media application. I say it’s still the best.

  3. Best creative/digital event in your city? Web Analytics Wednesdays. The brightest minds in Houston come to share the advancements they’re making in web analytics.

  4. Who is your creative or digital hero? No contest: Steve Jobs. He was able to facilitate the proliferation of a global technological revolution in terms of how we interact with technology and communicate with the rest of the world itself.

  5. If you had to pick two celebrities to be your parents, who would they be? Leonardo Dicaprio and Angelina Jolie. Leonardo because of the way he cultivates his personal brand by carefully selecting the kinds of projects he’s associated with. I’d pick Angelina Jolie because here humanitarian initiatives align with my own beliefs on giving back to the world and focusing on doing/being good.  

  6. What’s your favorite interview question? “What are your strengths?” It allows someone to show what their intangibles are and then try to demonstrate why they are the best person for the position.

  7. What’s the name of the last book you read? Quarterback Drew Brees’ Coming Back Stronger From Adversity. I loved how he demonstrates how any negative experience (a career-ending shoulder injury, Hurricane Katrina, etc.) can be turned into a positive one. It’s a great read.

Looking for a great job in Houston? Connect with Nick!

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