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Kristen Edwardsen receives $500 Xtra Effort Candidate Referral Gift Certificate for referring a proven channel sales person with Business Intelligence software experience

Thank you Kristen for referring a proven channel sales person with Business Intelligence software experience. Your referral really helped Xtra Effort’s client hire a candidate with the right balance of career stability, BI expertise, and channel sales and VAR expertise/relationships. 

We appreciate it! 

Enjoy the $500 Xtra Effort Candidate Referral Gift … Continue Reading

The importance of a GOOD thank you note

We all know candidates need to send thank you notes after every interview.

Thank you notes reinforce your interest, differentiates you from competitive candidates, shows professionalism, gives the employer a favorable glimpse as to how you operate, and provides a vehicle to drive home why you are a fit.

Of course, you don’t HAVE TO send thank … Continue Reading

Xtra Effort client hiring data for 2015 Q1-Q3 Sales, Sales Engineering, and Professional Services personnel; and comparative average BASE salaries from 2014

Below is a link to detail of Xtra Effort 2015 actual placement data for Q1 – Q3, and comparative data from 2014.


It is an easy to read spreadsheet with each placement’s salary, location, title, and employer technology/service offering; allocated across the following categories: Field Sales, Field Sales Leadership, Inside Sales, Demand Generation, Sales Engineering, and Professional … Continue Reading

Enterprise Software, Boston & Suburbs: Inside Sales, Full Sales Cycle and Demand Generation Positions

Xtra Effort is working with several enterprise software clients whose growth requires the hiring of full sales cycle and – separately – demand generation inside sales professionals.

Each role has a different mix in responsibilities, compensation, and location. What they have in common is growth and quality leadership teams.

BELOW is a link to all the details.


Strategic … Continue Reading

Link to Xtra Effort’s client hiring needs as of July 2015. It’s in a spreadsheet format.

Below is a link to Xtra Effort’s client hiring needs as of July 2015.   It’s in a spreadsheet format.

As a reminder,  Xtra Effort clients are high growth, enterprise scale technology companies (products and services) that hire Sales, Sales Engineers, and Professional Services personnel throughout the USA’s major hubs.

The spreadsheet contains URLs to each client’s hiring requirement; including … Continue Reading

Salary, motivation, location, and role information on six most recently hired Xtra Effort candidates

The below information illustrates the salaries, motivations, locations, and role information on the six most recently hired Xtra Effort candidates. It’s a small representative sample, but provides a quick snapshot into the classic motivations for change, i.e., $, company stability, etc.

Details on Six Most Recently Hired Xtra Effort Candidates:


Location: NY

Role: Field Sales

Technology: Application Security

Previous Base … Continue Reading