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What is the Most Secure Job for 2010?

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

When the stock market fell off a cliff and credit was frozen and virtually impossible to find, companies moved aggressively to take shelter and weather the storm by cutting payroll and other expenses. Those who managed to survive and stay standing at the end of 2009 will see revenue growth in 2010. Those resilient companies will prosper on this long road to recovery throughout the coming years and they will create opportunities and focus on growth, not consolidation. The strong companies today are betting on their ability to bring in revenue and they are confident and see an incredible opportunity to grow their business. 2010 will be a building year, a year to focus on re-securing the footings and foundation in order to build a stronger more aggressive company in 2011. So what is the one job companies create when they are feeling confident in their ability to drive revenue? SALES JOBS!

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Top 10 Lessons of 2009

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

A lot of things tend to pop up at this time of year - the holidays, the end of a year, the start of a new one, Dick Clark is pulled out of storage and dusted off, and everyone and anyone puts together a 'Top 10 List.' Treeline is no exception to the rule. This year has been a crazy one and I am sure that plenty of us are glad to see it come to an end. But through it all, there were plenty of lessons to be learned. Here is a list of the Top 10 Lessons Learned in 2009.

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Sales Book: Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter by Hal Urban

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

Here at Treeline, we have a best practice where we present 'book reports' to the rest of the team at our monthly meetings. The books we read can be about anything as long as they add value to our business in some way. We have read books written by leaders in their industries, motivational speakers and spiritual guides. This past month I read a book written by an educator named Hal Urban, who wrote a book for his 3 sons called Life's Greatest Lessons: 20 Things That Matter.

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What are companies allowed to say regarding former employees on reference checks?

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

In response to the blog we posted yesterday, a reader asked what the legal boundaries are regarding what a company is allowed to share via professional references. We asked Attorney Kenneth J. Rossetti, of Barton & Rossetti, P.C., a contributor to our blog, to respond to that question. Here is Ken's response: That is an excellent question. As a preliminary matter, different states may have different laws (and perhaps conflicting laws) with respect to furnishing employment references on behalf of former employees. I am therefore limiting this response to Massachusetts.

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Do Cover Letters Work? How to Write an Introduction Email.

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

When the job market is tough and full of competitors, you may feel that a strong cover letter may be your best chance of standing out from the crowd and perhaps the key piece in landing that hard to get interview. However, is that theory actually true? We all know that in today's market the hardest part is getting noticed and getting your foot in the door. So the question is, does your use of a cover letter prove to be effective?

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A New Sales Career?

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

<p>How many times have you been faced with a task that seems impossible to finish or given a goal that appears unachievable or been in a situation that you just plain don't like and start to think that the grass may be greener on the other side?&nbsp; If you let your mind wander you could think of a million reasons why being somewhere else, being with someone else or doing something different would solve all your problems.&nbsp; "I'd be happier.&nbsp; I'd be richer.&nbsp; I'd be less stressed," etc.&nbsp; Quickly you convince yourself that you need to make a change and you need to make it fast.&nbsp; </p>

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