06.13.12 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Whether you're being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you're going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions--here's a road map of what you'll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions. No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, these are the types of questions that could come up in a typical interview.
05.16.12 | Sales Recruiting | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
The Chief Sales Officer (CSO) drives a corporation's sales success. They are at the hub of all communication regarding a corporation's sales force. Today's CSO's are expected to know how to build sales 2.0 organization that leverage social media, inbound marketing and engagement based marketing tactics. They are utilizing LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook to communicate with their audience and are constantly distracted by "noise."
05.15.12 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
One absolute guarantee about recruiting is that there is NO one best source to find the dream sales candidate. This does not mean you rush out and cancel your subscription to the likes of CareerBuilder, Monster, Indeed and stop running your job ads, but it does mean you may want to truly digest what investments you have been making and what resource(s) may work best to drive effective sales recruiting results.
04.23.12 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
As a search firm exclusive to recruiting sales professionals, we are definitely seeing a shift in the job market. We have noticed that the percentage of companies that are hiring today verses in Q1 is much greater. As a result, sales reps have the luxury of turning down job offers because most likely that they will have more than one offer to choose from. Moving forward, as we continue to see this shift grow, the search process for hiring managers will become challenging, and at times frustrating.
04.23.12 | Best Hiring Practices | Amanda Musto
There are two approaches to hiring: You do know what you want. You have defined it, now go get it, and hire it. You do not know what you want. You need to meet candidates in the market to help define it, then, go get it, and hire it. Here is a view into how the two approaches typically play out...You found a good candidate, brought them through the interview process, passed all the assessment tests, checked all the references and everyone on your team likes him/her - what are you waiting for?!!
03.19.12 | Sales Recruiting | Dan Fantasia, Founder and CEO of Treeline Incorporated
There is a very strong uptick in the market and companies are looking to aggressively build their sales force. The significant amount of competition in the market right now means companies need to hire if they want to outdo their competitors. Those that are too slow or not aggressive enough regarding compensation are losing the battle to recruit top talent. Counter offers are back and companies with fast moving recruitment processes are winning.
03.09.12 | Sales Recruiting | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
In spite of the economy and unemployment level organizations are looking for strong salespeople but few are actually available. It is getting harder and harder to find sales individuals that can consistently hit sales quotas while also keeping themselves up to spend on product sets, changing markets, and industries. As a result, it is common to see a top sales candidate considering multiple job offers when they decide to search.