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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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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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Protect your reputation in the sales community!

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

After being in the recruiting industry and having met many people through my career, I can sincerely attest that it is a small world, people talk and word travels fast. When that word is about you, you want it to be a positive one. You want people to respond to your name positively and hopefully send business and referrals your way. Having a poor reputation will surely ruin your chances of success.

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How to articulate your story on your resume

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

Wouldn’t you agree that there is more about you than what people read on your resume? As a recruiter I hear from candidates, “If I can only get them in front of a prospective employer then I know I can get the job”. Unfortunately, if your resume is not an inclusive representation of who you are aside from being a fit for the role you are applying for, but as an individual, you may not even get the chance to get up to bat. However, when you do get that chance you must be ready to tell ‘your story’. When I refer to ‘your story’ , I’m looking for a well articulated and logical explanation of not only what college you graduated from and what companies you worked for but the important details that make you a unique candidate.

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How to use an agency when you're looking for talent

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

In my earlier blog I wrote about how to use an agency when you’re looking for a job. But what if you’re on the other side of the desk and you’re looking for candidates to hire? Chances are, as a hiring manager you’re getting calls left and right from every agency under the sun about your opening. How do you choose which firm to use to assist you with your search? I said it before and I’ll say it again: Finding a great executive search firm can be a daunting task. There are thousands of firms and independent consultants out there who are vying for your business but at the end of the day you want someone who will understand your company and opening and help you identify that person that you’re looking for. When you’re looking to partner with a search firm, here’s a solid outline to follow.

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