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Ask A Recruiter: Help Me Help You

12.05.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   David DeMelo, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Dear Recruiter, I am a gainfully employed sales representative and for the first time in a long time, I'm going to start selectively searching for a new opportunity. I've started to look on my own, but I have not had much traction and I was told to work with a specialized recruiter. To be honest, I'm not sure what to expect or what type of questions I should be asking. Help!

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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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Tricks of the Trade; How to Work with Recruiters

09.24.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   David DeMelo, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Here at Treeline, Inc., we specialize specifically and solely in the career advancement of sales executives across the nation. We are a free service to those individuals who are looking for new opportunities. Contingency based recruiting firms establish relationships with the hiring managers of companies that have a hiring need. They use search firms because they can't find the talent they need with their own resources.

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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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The "Small Stuff" Matters in Sales

08.13.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   David DeMelo, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

How many times have you been told, "Don't sweat the small stuff" only to think back and wish that you had taken a couple more minutes to sweat small stuff? Do you often find yourself saying, "I can't believe I just did that??" or "I'm such an idiot" because of a small detail that you either did not notice or chose to ignore?A salesperson that forgets meetings, makes spelling and grammar mistakes and has a hard time staying organized will not find success in sales.

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Sales Job Interview Advice

06.13.12   |   Sales Recruiting   |   Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Whether you're being interviewed to be an intern or a CEO, you're going to run into a few notoriously tricky questions--here's a road map of what you'll be asked, and how to craft impressive answers to even the toughest questions. No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, these are the types of questions that could come up in a typical interview.

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Liar, Liar... Resume on Fire!

05.22.12   |   Job Search & Career   |   Kathleen Mauriot, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

The Society of Human Resource Managers reported that over 53% of people lie to some degree on their resume. It's never smart to lie on your resume. But now, more than ever, companies are finding that candidates are falsifying their resumes in order to help them land a job. The most frequent occurrences of dishonesty were found in these areas:

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