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How to Activate Your Professional Network after Getting Laid Off

By Nick O'Brien / April 22, 2020
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If you’ve recently lost your job, you’re not alone. And please know that there’s nothing to be ashamed of. We recently posted about several things you can do after you’ve been laid off, and one of the key takeaways is that getting laid off is not the stigma many people think it is.    Another…

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So You’ve Been Laid Off. Here’s What to Do.

By Nick O'Brien / April 8, 2020
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The only certainty in life is that nothing is certain (well, except for maybe two things). That applies to your career. You can be a top performer at your company, but as recent events have shown, it still doesn’t guarantee you 100% job security. If you’ve recently been laid off from work, you’re not alone:…

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How to Crush It at Your Next Networking Event

By The Betts Team / September 11, 2019
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Critics might call it a cliche, but there’s definitely some truth to it: When it comes to succeeding in business, who you know is just as important as what you know. We’ve seen VPs move from one company to another and take half their team with them. For that team, their relationship to the VP…

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5 Moves Smart Leaders Make When Hiring in a Tight Labor Market

By The Betts Team / July 6, 2018
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This year marked a milestone in the employment world when it was announced that there are now officially more open jobs than there are people to fill them. What that means from a hiring manager’s perspective is that it’s becoming much more difficult to locate, recruit and retain talented workers. Couple this with the fact…

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Simple Ways To Destress Your Life

By The Betts Team / April 24, 2018
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Work and life, in general, can be stressful. It’s certainly not uncommon to be go-go-go with our careers these days. But it’s a good idea to stop and unwind from work for your own sanity. Here are a few simple ways to do so:   Exercise is your friend I know. It’s hard to get…

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3 Tips for Hiring an Awesome Sales Manager

By The Betts Team / April 18, 2018
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Sales is the lifeblood of your business. If you aren’t effectively converting the leads your marketing team is drawing in, you’re wasting both time and money. Getting this piece of the puzzle right requires a great sales manager. But filling this important role takes more than just promoting your best salesperson. You need someone who…

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Pros of Working in Startup Tech Sales

By HazelKoch / May 30, 2017
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Working in startup tech sales has great advantages for early stage job seekers. If you’re considering applying to a startup tech company’s sales team, we’ve outlined four of the major pros of working in the startup community and tech industry. For opportunities in startup tech sales available now, connect with a recruiter today! IMMEDIATE RESPONSIBILITY When…

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The Best Questions to Ask at Networking Events

The Best Questions to Ask at Networking Events

By Stephanie Paris / October 17, 2016
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 If you’re wondering what the best questions are to ask at networking events, there isn’t a straight answer. The strongest questions depend on what you’re trying to get out of the event; for example, are you hunting for new business? Looking for a new job? Or, are you just trying to meet new people to…

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WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND NETWORKING EVENTS

Why You Should Attend Networking Events

By Hannah Tysor / October 17, 2016
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 Networking events can often seem daunting. But don’t let this keep you from attending. These events offer great insight into people, careers, and companies. Below are five reasons for why you should attend networking events. Ask these questions and you’ll boost your job search dramatically. BUILD YOUR NETWORK First and foremost, going to networking events…

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8 Things A Hiring Manager Should Talk About During a Sales Team 1-on-1

8 Things A Manager Should Talk About During A Sales Team 1-on-1

October 17, 2016

If you’re a manager of a sales team, then you most likely have a lot of ground to cover during a sales team 1-on-1. When it comes to planning out your meeting agenda, including these 8 topics can help make the most of your time. STRENGTHS During your 1v1s, don’t forget to highlight what your team…

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INTERVIEW TECHNIQUES TO SHORTEN THE JOB SEARCH

Interview Techniques to Shorten the Job Search

October 6, 2016

When you’re interviewing for a new job, timing can be stressful. Even if you have plenty of time, a prolonged hiring process can keep you from jumpstarting your career. To streamline your job search, follow these 7 easy interview tips! Keep your resume up-to-date If you are looking to make a quick career move, keep…

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How 5 Minutes Can Turn Into Your Dream Job

October 5, 2016

We all know changing jobs or careers can be difficult and time consuming. Yet, you probably find yourself feeling “annoyed” by recruiters who send countless LinkedIn messages pitching amazing job opportunities. Why is that? Being a sales recruiter at Betts inspires me to help successful people find challenging and rewarding career opportunities. According to a 2015 LinkedIn study, 43% of people are…

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THE BEST NETWORKING QUESTIONS TO ASK

The Best Networking Questions to Ask

September 22, 2016

Networking events can be great opportunities to learn about a company, its employees, and different careers. But what are the best networking questions to ask? Instead of sticking to asking what someone does and how they got there, think about asking these questions instead. What is your role? Beyond just asking someone what they do…

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THE PROFESSIONAL POWER OF SOCIAL MEDIA

The Professional Power of Social Media

July 18, 2016

Social media has become the place for self-expression. Between selfies, group pages, disappearing stories, and fleeting videos, the platforms of social media have integrated themselves into every area of life. This includes the professional world. From professional networking to company announcements, there is no better place than online. You can get real time updates on…

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EVENT RECAP - Navigating the World of Enterprise Sales

Event Recap: Navigating the World of Enterprise Sales

July 13, 2016

Tuesday night, Betts Recruiting hosted its first quarterly event, “Navigating the World of Enterprise Sales.” The event featured the following three panelists: Brian Cope of Medisas, Pier Iberti of Fluxx, and Brett Samurin of Engagio. The panel was moderated by Cameron Weller, Director of Sales and Recruitment of Betts Recruiting. Below is a recap of…

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4 Quick Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile

March 28, 2016

It’s that glorious time of year when the sun shines longer and heavy jackets are not as necessary. As you’re digging through closets to make room for new wardrobes, it’s just as important to give your online brand a good spring cleaning. Your LinkedIn profile is the best place on the Internet to tell your…

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7 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Machine

7 Tips That Will Make You a Networking Machine

February 25, 2015

In any profession you choose, networking is the best (and easiest way) to move your career forward, build a personal brand, gain professional support, and learn information beneficial to your everyday business life. There are countless ways to find and join networking events and parties, especially in a city like San Francisco, but the best…

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