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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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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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Job Search: Are you being realistic?

05.11.09   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

This blog is not going to give you advice on your search but is more of an exercise to see if you are being realistic in this unique job market. It is imperative for all job seekers to know that this job market is not like any market that we have seen before. More importantly, it is not the same market as the last time you may have looked for a job. Companies are being more and more selective about whom they hire and if you are not positioning yourself as a dead hit to the role they are looking to fill then you are positioning yourself as a risk to a company. The days of leveraging 'intangibles' are gone and now it is all about painting yourself in the right light for each opportunity that you are going after

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Dear Class of 2009,

04.30.09   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Treeline does not usually partake in job fairs but I went to a college job fair the other day for the first time. Typically we feel that we are all sales people and that job fairs are too reactive as opposed to our usual proactive approach to our business. I speak with dozens of sales professionals everyday and as a team, Treeline keeps a firm grip on what the market is doing on a day to day basis. The messages that I kept on delivering to these students are the same messages I deliver to the people whom I speak with every day.

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Thank You Letters...What Works?

04.14.09   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

In the working world, they can literally make or break you when being considered for a job opportunity – they can also help you seal the deal on a sale. Thank you letters, in their entirety, are very simple. A well executed thank you letter can show your professionalism, creativity and persistence with follow up, which we all know is very important in sales.

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In This Economy, What is More Important: Opportunity or Compensation?

04.13.09   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

I think it’s obvious to say that everyone wants to get paid what they feel they are worth. But what happens when compensation shrinks as does opportunity? In this economy the amount of jobs that are being eliminated on a monthly basis is astonishing. People who never before have been challenged by a job loss are experiencing it for the first time. If you are one of those individuals, the question you should be prepared to answer is : Will I accept a job for less money than what I have been paid?

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Treeline Tips: How to Prepare For a Sales Interview

04.02.09   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

One never knows exactly what to expect when you go on an interview. Anxiety builds as your mind wanders about the people you’ll meet, the questions they will ask and the overall feel of the company. But there is one thing you can do to build confidence before you start the interview process and that is to be prepared. Preparation before every interview is an absolute must.

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