Hi all, just joined after coming across the site.
I started making cold calls first week of October last, and made a placement in 5 weeks. That was for an accounting manager; permanent placement. My second placement was an accountant temp-to-hire position in December.
I haven't even been able to get a job order since.
I am making 30-60 marketing calls per day; utilizing a few different strategies but mainly, marketing a great candidate(s).
I am having no trouble getting to the hiring authorities ie: CFO's, presidents, finance directors, and controllers. I know these are tough times right now and sincerely believe I will be better for it when the economy turns around.
But the fact is, I have to pay the bills and I'm not getting anywhere. I have read many good books on the subject; "Search And Placement", was a particularly a good one I think, as well as poured over the training materials available within my company. A part of a huge network I might add, with great training resources.
I have 20 years in sales, the last 15 in management, so I am confident in my abilities to establish rapport, etc.
Looking for ideas; what's working for you? Thank you in advance.