Thanksgiving. Can you believe it is here already? For many of us Thanksgiving signifies the beginning of an end. When the holidays hit you know the year is about to come to a fast close. For some, a new year cannot come soon enough. Just the word "new" sparks hope that things will prosper and life may be back to the norm which we once knew. But, hold on a minute! What about Thanksgiving? Isn't this the time to reflect on all the things we should appreciate and be thankful for in the present?
Meet David DeMelo, a five year Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated. Always business minded, David started working at a very early age. His first memory of being in business was when he was 16 and looking to make extra spending money.
At Treeline, we spend all of our time speaking with Sales Professionals. Every day, whether it is helping a sales professional to hire or get hired - we are always speaking to our own kind. In this market, it is more important than ever to quickly recognize good sales talent and help them, whatever their need. Through our experiences, we have found very few organizations that are effective and consistent with their recognition of good sales talent and best practices. One of those organizations is the trade publication, Selling Power Magazine.
In response to the blog we posted yesterday, a reader asked what the legal boundaries are regarding what a company is allowed to share via professional references. We asked Attorney Kenneth J. Rossetti, of Barton & Rossetti, P.C., a contributor to our blog, to respond to that question. Here is Ken's response: That is an excellent question. As a preliminary matter, different states may have different laws (and perhaps conflicting laws) with respect to furnishing employment references on behalf of former employees. I am therefore limiting this response to Massachusetts.
Having been in recruiting for just under 5 years, I have reviewed thousands of resumes and have conducted hundreds of interviews. Time and time again, I rely on the resume to tell me the initial story about the candidate. Once in the interview, I use their resume as a blueprint to their caree
When the job market is tough and full of competitors, you may feel that a strong cover letter may be your best chance of standing out from the crowd and perhaps the key piece in landing that hard to get interview. However, is that theory actually true? We all know that in today's market the hardest part is getting noticed and getting your foot in the door. So the question is, does your use of a cover letter prove to be effective?
Forty years ago, my grandfather worked for Abbott Laboratories as one of New England's Top Pharmaceutical Sales Professionals. Although I never personally knew my grandfather (he died when I was just a baby) his memory was kept alive by the many stories told about his unforgettable character. The stories painted a picture of a man "that could and would talk to anyone," "a gifted influencer", "a keen listener", and "a man whose charisma walked through the door before he did". The consistent theme in these descriptions was that my grandfather was incredibly likable and had the ability to make an impact when he was in front of people. Many said, "the man was born to sell."