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How to use an agency when you're looking for talent

06.02.09   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

In my earlier blog I wrote about how to use an agency when you’re looking for a job. But what if you’re on the other side of the desk and you’re looking for candidates to hire? Chances are, as a hiring manager you’re getting calls left and right from every agency under the sun about your opening. How do you choose which firm to use to assist you with your search? I said it before and I’ll say it again: Finding a great executive search firm can be a daunting task. There are thousands of firms and independent consultants out there who are vying for your business but at the end of the day you want someone who will understand your company and opening and help you identify that person that you’re looking for. When you’re looking to partner with a search firm, here’s a solid outline to follow.

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Sales 2.0 Conference

05.29.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Sales 2.0 is a conference sponsored by Selling Power to introduce sales professionals to the new methodologies and technologies that can help accelerate sales growth. In today’s world, buyers are smarter and more educated than ever before, as a result corporations must communicate and share ideas to support the true needs of potential customers today. Today’s market is centered around collaboration; companies working together to build businesses and industries.

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Market Turnaround

05.28.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Remember that company that you cold called last quarter and they laughed at you when you tried to qualify them? Call them back. Remember that prospect that you had in your pipeline for 6 months and brought the deal to final stages only to find out that their budget got yanked? Call them back. Remember that guy who you offered a blockbuster discount to get a deal before year’s end and he backed out because he was preparing for the worst in 2009? Call him back.

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Press the suit and shine the shoes!

05.27.09   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Everyone claims that they don’t judge people but let’s be honest, within the first few seconds of meeting someone we tend to sum them up someone just by their presentation. Be it a friend of a friend, colleague or a potential client, you will be judged. Whether you like it or not, every part of your presentation will be inspected within minutes. From your choice of attire, your grooming style, your handshake and your overall demeanor. Being in the recruiting industry, I meet hundreds of people year after year and I always look for surface clues. What are these clues that tend to be immediate insights to you as a person?

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Don't take your foot off the gas yet...

05.26.09   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

According to a report made by Reuters this morning, consumer confidence made the largest jump in 8 months and the labor market has showed signs of easing. As business professionals, we all seem to be sharing stories that we’re seeing the clouds of the recession starting to break and we’re seeing a little bit of sun. It’s been a long eight months and most of us are bruised, battered and looking for a break. Although the recent weeks have shown signs of ease, we must not forget to keep our heads in the fight.

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Candidate: How to Use an Agency

05.21.09   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Utilizing an executive search firm can either be an amazingly successful experience or it can be a bit disappointing. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve sat across from a candidate or a client and they have told me that they’ve had terrible experiences with recruiters in the past. Treeline turns that misconception around on a daily basis and we provide our candidates and clients with what they’re looking for because we’re really digging in deep to find out their real wants and needs. We have had a great deal of success over the years but it’s not because we have all the answers; it’s because we form partnerships with our candidates and clients and work together.

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It's all fun and games until someone loses their job...

05.19.09   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Social media has taken over the globe and it’s getting much easier to find someone on the internet and easily assess their character by means of pictures, comments or conversations they’ve had with their friends. Companies are actually using Facebook and MySpace as part of their background screens. Social networking sites are great tools to connect with your friends and they have been updates so that you can follow your friends every minute of the day. Between Facebook status updates and Twitter, you sometimes know more than you’d like about what people are thinking or doing.

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