Xtra Effort announces “Can’t think of anyone who is looking”: $500 Gift Card

The market continues to improve.

Xtra Effort clients inform us of new client hiring requirements.  We ask you for referrals. The #1 most common response: “I can’t think of anyone who is looking”.  As the economy improves will hear this more often.

Truth: we prefer to not limit our search to people who are looking.

Xtra Effort’s objective: to demonstrate sufficient professionalism to … Continue Reading

Increased frequency in enterprise technology co. hiring

Xtra Effort has noticed a continued increase in hiring. What technologies are hot:

 Data management, data archiving, and data storage solutions, both consulting and product companies    Security/Authentication technology   Business Intelligence  Solutions for hospitals 


What roles are hot:  Field Sales, particularly for candidates with Recent, deep, and credible subject matter expertise within their niche, i.e., data storage; and within their industry focus, i.e., financial … Continue Reading

Candidates who talk TOO much. LESS IS MORE.

As of late Xtra Effort has been speaking with candidates who are articulate, have great business acumen, and integrity.   Yet, regardless of the economy (good or bad), they will have a difficult time getting or keeping good career opportunities.

Why? It is amazing how much they speak without any sensitivity for the listener’s questions, timeframes, or interest. … Continue Reading

Xtra Effort’s new recruiting web site & XERD utility for candidates and clients

Xtra Effort updated its web site – –  to make it easier for candidates and clients to navigate.  Candidates can easily identify open positions with a variety of search/sort capabilities, and apply to any position online.

The XERD helps our clients better inform candidates what makes their company and the specific career opportunity attractive. It also provides an explanation … Continue Reading

Our voice is critical

How many instances in the past month has somebody misinterpreted your email?

How many instances in the past month have you misinterpreted somebody’s email?

Was the result permanent or temporary mistrust, lost productivity, or worry-anger-resentment?

Xtra Effort has seen:

A candidate email’s intent to demonstrate enthusiasm for a position become misinterpreted as overly aggressive A client email’s intent to demonstrate continued interest (in a candidate) … Continue Reading