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09.15.10   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

What Happens if I Embellish My Salary History? "Lying about anything as part of a job search strategy is not a good idea,” says Elaine Varelas, managing partner at Keystone Partners, a recruitment firm. “Starting a relationship with a company based on false pretenses may not hurt you in the short term, but chances are you will be exposed."

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How to Write a Winning Sales Pitch

07.08.10   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

In her book, Carmen Taran, one of the co-founders of Rexi Media, a presentation skills consulting firm poses the question, “Looking over the presentations you’ve heard, how many beginnings do you still remember? Two, three, five at most.” According to Taran, if you use at least one of these ten techniques in the first 30 seconds of your next presentation you will be among the few presentations remembered.

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The Importance of Being a "Likeable" Sales Professional

06.24.10   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

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

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5 Job Search Tips for Recent College Grads

06.09.10   |   Interview Advice   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

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."

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Embarrassing Interview Moments and How to Avoid Them

05.14.10   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Most people are on their best behavior when meeting with hiring managers during a job interview, but sometimes, interviewing applicants do things which are nothing short of bizarre. Executives were asked to recount the most embarrassing job interview moments they had heard about or witnessed themselves. Here are some of their strangest, embarrassing, amusing, and often unbelievable responses...

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Why Join LinkedIn?

02.17.10   |   Job Search & Career   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Recently I sat with a great candidate to discuss his job search. We had talked about the different resources he could utilize to conduct an effective search and to my surprise I found that my candidate was not a member of LinkedIn. I suggested how he could maximize his search by creating a LinkedIn account. I was amazed to find resistance and a strong opinion to not join one of the world's largest, most powerful networking sites. Then I realized that he was averse to joining LinkedIn due to the fact that he had a misunderstanding of what LinkedIn is. He was under the impression that it was just another social site like Facebook. I spoke with him in depth about why he should join LinkedIn and shared with him how I utilize the site as a recruiter. It is one of the sites I use on a daily basis to find candidates and prospects and I think anyone who is not utilizing LinkedIn is doing themselves a major disservice.

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