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Are You a Schmoozer or a Closer?

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

I’m guessing you generate the lion’s share of the revenue for your company. But have you ever stopped to think about your selling style? I have found that company owners tend to be either schmoozers or closers. Being a good schmoozer can undermine your closing ability, so knowing which one you are can reveal who your next hire should be.

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The Importance of Body Language During an Interview

12.15.10   |   Interview Advice   |   Kathleen Mauriot, Division Manager at Treeline Incorporated

Picture this: You spend hours the night before your interview preparing. You review the typical interview questions and rehearse the answers over & over reciting them out loud until it sounds like poetry, flowing lyrics to your ears, answering questions without hesitation. "That's it. I'm done. I am going to ace this interview." You grab your calculator for the last time figuring your starting weekly paycheck. With a sigh, it's lights out.

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Searching for a Job in Sales During the Holiday Season

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

For job seekers, something similar often happens as the year ends. Let's call it holiday burnout. After months searching for a job, you get tired of the process. Browsing job postings, networking, drafting cover letters, customizing your r?sum?, interviewing - over and over and over again. You get burned out, and before Thanksgiving arrives you just want to stop and rest. Wisdom says that no one's hiring in the last month or two of the year anyway and that you should start applying again after the new year, when everyone's back from vacation and ready to hire again.

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Ask A Sales Recruiter

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

I've been unemployed for the past 9 months after losing my job as an enterprise software sale professional, I've been on multiple interviews, spent numerous hours working on my resume and interview skills, and networked with other sales professionals. As a result, I've landed a couple of interviews and finally have two opportunities that I am really excited about.

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Why The Hiring Manager Passed on Your Candidacy

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

Why The Hiring Manager Passed on Your Candidacy - Top 10 Reasons Why You Didn't Get The Job When a potential employer called you to schedule a job interview, you didn't answer the phone, which normally is not an issue. As you would expect the potential employer decided to leave you a message. However, after listening to your voice mail greeting which was solely comprised of Cypress Hill chanting the chorus "Insane in the membrane.....Insane in the brain!" a few times, she determined that it was quite possible that you actually were not the candidate she was seeking to fill the position and promptly hung-up the phone.

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Working with a Recruiter that Specializes in Sales

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

Lots of people have had positive results using a recruiter, others have had mixed results and unfortunately, some have had very poor results using recruiters. Whatever your experiences have been, the case for using an effective recruiter is strong. The first step is no doubt finding a good one! But past that, a successful job search will also require you to make it work. Here are a few tips that you can use to actually help your recruiters help you get a job.

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