Summary of Xtra Effort client hiring data including compensation, location, and hot technologies

As a recruiting firm for high growth enterprise scale technology product and service/consulting companies, Xtra Effort is frequently asked “What is HOT”?

This message should answer that question. It summarizes Xtra Effort’s current client hiring requirements, including:

Solution Offering Title/role Compensation Location Client’s Criteria for Candidate to be considered

You may find it to be helpful to stay current with popular enterprise technology … Continue Reading

Enterprise technology ‘A’ players (Sales, SE, PS, or CS) … are they helping or hurting you?

As an executive of a high growth enterprise technology or services company, you may constantly feel pressure to identify and hire the elusive ‘A’ player. The  biggest challenges with hiring the ‘A’ player: 1) Lack of agreement of what your ‘A’ player may look like.  An ‘A’ player for another employer may be improperly considered an ‘A’ player for your company … Continue Reading

Initial interview suggestions for the shy, introverted, and technical Sales Engineer or Professional Services candidate

Companies that hire professionals with CUSTOMER FACING responsibilities often look for candidates with warm, positive, energetic, and welcoming personalities. The first phone interview is a crucial gate for the candidate to pass before being further considered. This can be punishing for the more introverted, shy, or technical candidate because their sincerity, value, and integrity may be … Continue Reading