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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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How Non-competes Can Affect Your Sales Career

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").

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Green and Renewable Energy Sales

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.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; Most likely, you have thought about targeting Green/Renewable Energy as that next step in your career.&nbsp; 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.&nbsp; In this day and age, these things are no longer a 'nice to have', but are quickly becoming a 'must have.'&nbsp; 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>

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