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Attracting New Business, Who’s Referring Your Company?

06.14.13   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Every time I sit down with a company to learn how their sales process works and what kind of sales professionals they are looking for, I hear the same message over and over. “We need a pure hunter to go out there and bring on new business.”It makes sense, a pure hunter: Captures new business,New business brings new dollars,New dollars equates to growth and everyone is happy. This is the formula I hear day-in-and-day-out. But, is new business worth its weight? Does the cost of going after a new client to qualify, present, and close make the most sense?

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Rules of Engagement: Netiquette for the Cyber World

03.18.13   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Despite popular belief, manners DO exist online. Whether you are posting something on Facebook, LinkedIn, or Twitter - or even sending an email to someone there are appropriate rules of engagement. I don't claim to have all the answers, and I will certainly not deny committing some sort of past crime against the rules of online etiquette, or 'netiquette' as it is sometimes called. But I try to adhere to some sort of rules of engagement online. I have become more and more stringent over the years because, quite honestly, I have been the victim of people who have no netiquette.

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Make Smart Hires: What is Your Plan to Hire in Q1?

01.14.13   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

The ball has dropped, the champagne has been drunk, the smoke has cleared and the End of Year Fog has lifted - 2013 is officially under way and we are already half way through January. A lot of us have been through our Kick Off meetings and we are off and running but some of us have not gotten off to the quick start we were hoping for.

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Interview Tip - Do Not Get Emotional

12.11.12   |   Interview Advice   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

When you land an interview, you probably hear dress professionally, sit up straight, ask thought provoking questions, do your research on the company and the role, and close them on moving forward in the process. These are all the basics when meeting with a company who is trying to qualify you for a role - pretty straight forward. But what if the company is not trying to qualify you?

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Job Search and Interview Misconceptions

10.29.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

As I speak with candidates, I often hear misconceptions about what and what not to do when in the job search and the interview process. I have taken the time to bullet point some of the most common ones that I hear. Job Search Misconceptions: "Job Boards are the only way to get my resume out there." False. Job Boards are a useful resource but they are very limited

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Jobs-Account Executive

10.16.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Our client is a rapidly growing interactive service provider that targets organizations with 1000+ employees across all major industry verticals. They have recognized explosive growth over the past few years through their success as well as through acquisition. Their services essentially connect care seekers with care providers - from child care, pet care, to elderly care - they will provide you the tools to find the best resource to fit your needs.

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Sales Interview Mistakes. . .

09.13.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

The title is pretty straight forward, so here they are: Professional Attire - Always: This is an easy one but many times underestimated. Don't make the mistake of going on a 1st interview wearing a button down shirt and khakis. Real simple - Guys, dark suit (blue, black, or grey), white or blue shirt, and a conservative tie. Clean shaven, no piercings.

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Strategic Account Executive

09.11.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Our client is a very dynamic, high growth organization that is a smaller business group that is part of a Billion Dollar services organization. This is an exciting and dynamic organization that has been exponentially growing in size for the past couple of years, from $6M in FY11, $11M in FY 12 and they are planning to be over $15M in FY13. They focus on ROI services geared towards corporate Learning and Development.

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Advice for Creating a Sales Resume

06.14.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

What is your resume telling people? I know what you are saying - "My resume is stellar!! It is telling them about all the successes and accomplishments with each role I have held throughout my career"...but what is your resume telling people about you?! Is it really articulating all the bells and whistles about your back ground? Is it accurately representing you?

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Tips on Finding a Job After Graduation

05.21.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

This blog is not your prototypical New Grads - "congratulations and seize the day" mumbo jumbo. This is a call to action for all recent college grads to say - "Congratulations and My Condolences" school is over and now it's time to join the working world. What is your plan? During this time, every year, I speak with a lot of recent grads or students who are in the middle of finals and a majority of our conversation is focused around building a plan for their job search - so here are some tips on how to get started:

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Sales Hiring: How to Hire Top Sales People

03.09.12   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Finding top talent and hiring top talent are two different things. There are plenty of companies out there that know how to find talent but not as many know how to effectively hire that talent. In this market, there are plenty of candidates who are looking for better opportunities and the best of those candidates are being selective with how they chose their next role.

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Unemployed and Interviewing

02.07.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Are you unemployed? For how long? What happened with your last opportunity? Why are you no longer there? Do you find it difficult to answer these questions in an interview setting? You are no alone - as the media reminds us on a daily basis, there are a lot of us that are not currently employed. That means that there is a huge percentage of Americans who face these challenging questions everyday in interviews and even worse, they do not know how to answer them with confidence.

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2011 Sales Team Motivation

12.19.11   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

This time of year is a wild card. Holidays are closing in, the fiscal year is winding down and decision makers start to disappear into Year End and Kick off meetings. Walk into any bullpen and you will see a number of things happening: Some people have pulled all their triggers and are using the next few weeks to ramp up and get a head start on 2012. Some people are mentally checked out and spend their days doing last minute on-line shopping and making 'Elf Yourself' videos. And then there are some people who are working diligently, trying to wrap up their year and close some last minute deals to hit their 2011 number. Something about these last few weeks of the year has people thinking: "Why try?! Its over." However, it is far from over - you just have to focus on what is urgent and what can close in the next 2 weeks.

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Distractions in the Workplace: How do you "Ignore the Noise"?

10.14.11   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

"Ignore the noise" These words are plastered on the locker room walls of the most successful NFL football teams in the game. This phrase is at the top of a list of best practices that have been proven to help the team to be the best at what they do. For the players inside that locker room, it helps them be the best NFL football players, but this practice can be applied to you and if you can effectively execute 'ignoring the noise' on a daily basis, it will help you to be the best at what you do.

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How to be a More Effective Interviewee

08.15.11   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

I am a huge movie buff - I have a bit of an obsession with them. Half of my daily dialogue is stripped directly from the good and bad movies that I love. I decided to write a blog that would combine this obsession with another passion of mine - my job as a recruiter. As a sales recruiter, I have plenty of tales to tell about candidates, clients and the events that unfold throughout an interview process.

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Software Sales Rep Needs 3-7 Years Experience

06.20.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

The Technology sector is growing rapidly and many are on the lookout for the talented sales professionals. They look for a track record of success, a person that has found achievement cranking the phones and closing business and are passionate toward being a top producer. These sales teams are growing and there is a strong need for exceptional talent. The challenge is that this type of sales person is hard to acquire.

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Sales Behavior-Play More to Win More

04.25.11   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

Changing our behavior to achieve better results is the most important challenge we face in trying to compete in this chaotic world. To improve any and all aspects of your life--you may not know how to begin. What can you do differently to create more positive results in your work and personal life? - Chip Eichelberger, author of "Think: Applying the Success Principles of 1918 Today" One of our recent blogs was about being in a sales slump and what you can do to break out of it. The article suggests that even the smallest changes in your behavior will help to get your head on straight and out of a slump.

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2011 Sales Hiring Trends

02.22.11   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

One of the most commonly asked questions that I get from both candidates and clients is, "How is it looking out there?" They are not asking me about the weather - but they are asking me about the climate...get it? Sales professionals are always interested in what Treeline sees on a day to day basis and how the employment market is behaving. Well here is your update...

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4 Ways to Overcome Workplace Distractions

12.02.10   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

The point of this blog is that it is more difficult than ever to complete the task at hand in one sitting. There are so many things pulling at us to for our attention that it can only be expected that we will be distracted from what we are trying to accomplish. Now, some people will argue that multitasking has been around for a while now and it is expected in the everyday workplace...I am not referring to typing an email as I talk on the phone.

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How to Create a Video Resume

10.05.10   |   DADOMATCH   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

In today's job market, it is important to stand out from the crowd. At Treeline, we recognize the benefits of showcasing your personality and the need to market yourself to prospective employers. That is why we created DADO. Our platform gives you the ability to create a profile and in that profile is the capability to upload a video. A video exposes your personality, highlights, past accomplishments, and reveals professional endeavors.

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Having a Bad Day?

05.21.10   |   Job Search & Career   |   Sean Cashman, Senior Consultant at Treeline Incorporated

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?!

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