Social networking is nothing new – we learned how to do it in grade school. Remember when you made friends with that kid because he always brought PB&J sandwiches and you wanted an ‘in’ to trade with him…that was social networking.
This Sunday, for the forth consecutive year, my colleagues and I at Treeline participated in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk which raises money to support Cancer Research for The Dana Farber Institute.
By joining our network, we can make it even easier to match you with the right opportunity. Our extensive network is a confidential and searchable database that will allow our consultants to match you based on criteria that matters (sales type, size, cycle, etc).
One of the most common traps is the “Negative Sell.” The negative sell can come in many different forms, but most commonly hiring managers will bait you with other positions internally that may or may not be open to try to get to the bottom of your primal interest.
Job Fairs are built for companies, not job seekers. Job Fairs are based on an advertising business model, which is precisely how the organizers make their money. The model is not about getting people jobs; it is about creating enough hype and promoting traffic in order to entice potential clients to purchase space.
In the book “You Gotta Get In The Game,” Billy Cox challenges you to think about playing the game, not watching it. He mentions that if you only watch from the sidelines you’re allowing your peers, your competition and your industry to pass you by. As sales professionals, we are all playing in a new league and the game, as we know it, has changed.
We know that making an industry change can be difficult. So what do you do? How do you convince a hiring manager that you are the perfect fit for a sales role that you have never had experience in? How do you move into a new industry without taking a step back?