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What To Do If You Receive a Job Counter-Offer

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

A few years ago, I recruited an executive to run a mid-level company. The night before he was supposed to start his new job, the executive called to say he was staying put. The board of directors at his current company--a major multinational retailer--had offered to name him CEO in one year's time. I was aghast, but my former candidate could hardly envision a better scenario. He had leveraged an offer to run a mid-sized company and used it to land the coveted top spot at a retailing giant. No greater career coup exists, right?

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Answers To Job Interview Questions You Don't Want To Be Asked

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

Answers To Job Interview Questions You Don't Want To Be Asked. Question: Having an infinite supply of water and two containers, one for 3 liters and one for 5 liters, how would you measure 4 liters? Answer: Fill and pour 3 liters into the 5 liter container, Refill 3 liter container, transfer as much as possible to the 5 liter container, Retain the one liter left in the 3 liter container, empty the 5 liter container, Transfer the one liter from the 3 liter to the 5 liter container, Refill the 3 liter and transfer it to the one liter in the 5 liter container...Fill

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Ask A Recruiter-Job Search Tips

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

Dear Recruiter, I am a sales representative who is currently employed. I have been with my organization for a few years and, for the most part successfully hit my goals and quotas. I love the company culture and all of the people that I work with. I enjoy going to work each day and the competitive environment my colleagues and I have created amongst each other. However, I've recently become curious about other possible job opportunities and I feel an urge to selectively seek for a new sales position. What is the best way to approach a selective job search?

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Job Interview Questions

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

If you were shrunk to the size of a pencil and trapped in a blender, how would you get out? That might sound like a ridiculous question, but to a job candidate-at least one reportedly applying for a job at Goldman Sachs-it might actually be an important one. Glassdoor, a job-posting and community site for job-seekers, has compiled a list of the oddest interview questions of 2010, and that zinger-reportedly from Goldman-wins the number one slot. "Interviews can be an extremely nerve wracking experience, and by shedding light on the process we hope to give job seekers a leg up in their next interview," says Robert Hohman, co-founder and CEO of Glassdoor.

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How to Profit From Networking

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

Last month Treeline and The University of Massachusetts Club, Boston, joined forces and put on a trivia night. The event was held 33 floors up in the State Street Bank Building overlooking Boston. The focus of the evening was providing a fun alternative to your typical networking night. Networking is essential for any business professional. Frequently, sales are developed through the quality relationships we build and nurture. It is not enough to simply attend an event and gather as many business cards as possible.

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Guidelines for Writing a Thank You Note After a Sales Interview

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

Dear Mr. Jones, I am writing to thankyou for taking time out of your busy shedule to meet with me. I found our discussion about ACME's new Gizmo software to be very excirting, and I to believe in gizzmo's potential to be disrputive in the marketplace. I understand from our discussion that you are looking for an agressive Sales guy that is not afraid to pick up the phone and make calls. I welcome the chance to further demonstrate that I am the right sales person for the job!

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Ask A Recruiter

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

Dear Dave, I have been selectively seeking new opportunities for the past few months. I enjoy working at my current job, but can't help thinking that I could leverage my 5 years of inside sales experience to attain a new opportunity that would give me the financial and professional value add I have been working towards in my career. I am working diligently at both my current job and looking for a new job. As the saying goes, "Looking for a new job is like a full time one!" I have been on a couple interviews and been pushed through the hiring process on the majority of them.

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