Archive For April, 2013

Good enterprise Sales, Sales Engineering, and PS candidate are going fast

Xtra Effort has noticed candidates are receiving multiple offers and often in a timely fashion. Specifically, two Xtra Effort clients recently lost later stage candidates because the candidates received more timely evaluation processes with other attractive employers (not Xtra Effort clients).

We would suggest we all be aware of this trend.

Timely employer to candidate feedback and an … Continue Reading

Has Computerworld “Jumped the Shark”?

Below is Computerworld‘s topics for the week.  Wow, things have changed. It used to be all about data storage, ERP, Client Server” (I know, way back), SOA, Oracle databases, SAP, Web Services, etc… Who would have thought the focus would be comparisons of phones with a little focus on challenges with the Windows OS? Does … Continue Reading

Ken Michalak receives $500 Amazon.com Xtra Effort referral fee

Xtra Effort’s client is provides marketing database building, cleansing, and other services to help businesses improve their marketing effectiveness and ROI.

They asked Xtra Effort to help them identify and hire an accomplished upper Midwest sales executive with deep success selling marketing solution solutions to business-to-consumer companies.

Ken Michalak obviously knew exactly what we were trying to articulate … Continue Reading

Julie Crafton receives $500 Amazon.com XtraEffort electronic gift certificate for referring a Sales professional

Thank you Julie for referring a top Sales professional.  Xtra Effort’s client is a $300m+ high growth technology solutions firm. They are organized by industry, including healthcare, telcom, media, insurance, retail, and financial services. Their solution offerings include Big Data/BI,  Web Content Management, Cloud/Mobile Development, Quality Assurance, and Software Development.

Their Healthcare practice needed a seasoned sales … Continue Reading