One of the most important keys to living a happy, healthy and fulfilling life is your ability to build meaningful relationships. While there are many factors that influence the relationships you have with others, being a likable person ranks near the top of the list. Likable people are those who do the little things to connect with people. - The Importance of Being Likable
Most people have had experience working in an organization where outdated methods are in place and as a result, the organization suffers. I once worked at a job where appointments were penciled into a calendar, post-its took place of internal emails, and Facebook was merely a trend. When I started there, I would often suggest subtle changes to increase work flow, but after a while, I realized that the organization was stuck in their old ways and without the backing of a team, I felt helpless.
As a recent college grad, I know firsthand how difficult the transition into the "real world" can be. Last year, I entered a world where it was no longer acceptable to take an afternoon nap, wear pajamas in the middle of the day, or take a "personal day" because you had a little too much fun the night before. The world that I had become accustomed to disappeared, and I was left with a long list of expectations and responsibilities. All of a sudden, I was supposed to have a great career, an apartment, and food on the table. Like so many recent college grads, I felt unprepared, scared, and unsure of how I was going to survive in the "real world."
Treeline knows that finding the right people can be a full-time job. Fusion engaged Treeline to streamline their recruiting process and to select the best people who will fit their company needs. Not only do both organizations have a commitment to quality and their customers, but Fusion also looks for specific personality traits in their sales people. Given that Treeline specializes in sales recruiting, working with them helped Fusion find the right personalities to thrive in a dynamic, young, and fast-paced environment like Fusion’s. In fact, Treeline is so diligent about knowing what Fusion is looking for in a sales person they can tell almost immediately if they are a fit
Alex possesses a passion for sales, which he attributes to being born into a family of sales professionals. Born Edward Alex Bender, a family name that he shares with his father and grandfather, he entered a world full of hardworking and driven sales representatives, vice presidents, and CEO's. It seemed inevitable that Alex would also chose to go down the same sales career path.
Some days, the events lead to having a good day full of good conversations, good dealings and ultimately, for us sales people, good money. Then there are those other days…those days where nothing is going your way, nobody is happy with you, and it seems as though the bad news won’t stop coming. I’m talking about bad days. These are the days where you are truly tested – can you keep going or do you pack it up and call it quits. Do you allow the frustration from one event carry over and affect your whole day?!
Dan Fantasia, the CEO of Treeline, Inc has been a member of the Dana-Farber Leadership Council since 2005. The Leadership Council was founded in 1999 and aims to raise money and increase awareness of the lifesaving work that goes on at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.