10.20.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
<p align=left><b>By Kenneth J. Rossetti, Esq.</b></p> Many readers of this blog are either sales professionals bound by non-competition agreements ("noncompetes"), or employers of sales professionals who require their personnel to execute and comply with noncompetes both as a requirement of employment and as a post-employment condition intended to protect the business' confidential information, trade secrets, and good will (for a discussion of noncompetes in Massachusetts, please see this author's 6/9/09 article on this blog, entitled, "The ABCs of Noncompetes in Massachusetts").
10.07.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
<p>In this market, many of us are looking for the next great and growing industry that will launch our careers and help pull this country out of this recession. We all have our own ideas of what the industry will be and if you are currently out of work or looking for a new position, chances are you have the desire to reinvent yourself to excel in the hottest industry. Most likely, you have thought about targeting Green/Renewable Energy as that next step in your career. Solar power, wind power, hydro-power, bio-diesel, e-waste, and the list goes on - these types of organizations combined make up an industry that is growing exponentially. In this day and age, these things are no longer a 'nice to have', but are quickly becoming a 'must have.' Targeting these types of organizations is a smart move, however, there is a down side- your smart idea is also the idea of everyone else....</p>
10.06.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
n this type of marketplace, it is becoming more and more common to hear the phrase, "I need a job." A large number of those professionals are in need of a position for financial reasons, however there are plenty of sales professionals who are financially secure but are in desperate need for a job due to the lack of challenge and the insatiable hunger for something new. As sales professionals, we are addicted to the win and are driven by the ability to drive our own destiny.
09.28.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
One of the most misunderstood parts of a job seeker's career search involves meeting with an agency recruiter. Many times I walk out of a meeting with a candidate and think, "That is a great candidate." Your goal as a candidate is to get whoever you meet with to think the same thing.
09.21.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Monday night I had the opportunity to train with Mike Brown, the WEC World Champion at 145lbs and a member of The American Top Team out of Florida. Like the fishmongers of Pikes Place, Mike Brown also has a unique way of interacting with his audience. First he is a very happy-go-lucky guy who chooses his attitude, not the other way around.
09.16.09 | Interview Advice | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
Social networking is nothing new – we learned how to do it in grade school. Remember when you made friends with that kid because he always brought PB&J sandwiches and you wanted an ‘in’ to trade with him…that was social networking.
09.02.09 | Job Search & Career | Amanda Musto, Marketing Manager at Treeline Incorporated
One of the most common traps is the “Negative Sell.” The negative sell can come in many different forms, but most commonly hiring managers will bait you with other positions internally that may or may not be open to try to get to the bottom of your primal interest.