Sonja Hastings

Recruiter Info

Name: Sonja Hastings Title: Software Sales Recruiter Email: sonja@optimalss.com LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/sonjahastings Phone: 510-227-6677 Twitter: @sonhastings

Company Info

Company: Optimal Sales Search Location: Bay Area, CA Website: http://www.optimalsalessearch.com Careers Page: http://optimalsalessearch.com/software-sales-jobs/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/optimal-sales-search

For Job Candidates

Preferred Method To Be Contacted By A Candidate: Email Preferred Process For Following Up On Application: Email is best for follow up. Please include LinkedIn profile URL. Things That Impress You In A Candidate: Concise and well organized resume. Track record of sales success. Motivation to work hard, apply knowledge, and refine sales skills. Things Candidates Must Include To Be Considered For Job: LinkedIn profile URL. Contact Information. Updated and accurate resume Things That Will Disqualify A Candidate From Getting Considered: Resume without dates. LinkedIn profiles that haven't been updated. Providing inaccurate information Can Candidates Apply For Multiple Positions And Not Get Penalized?: No

Recruiter's Perspective

What's your favorite quote? "Life begins at the end of your comfort zone." Neale Donald Walsh What do you like to do in your free time? Dream about the vacations I'd take if I had more free time! In a sentence, why do you enjoy working at your company? There's nothing I'd rather be doing than working with salespeople. In a sentence, how does your company have fun on a regular basis? Helping others, open communication, going the distance regularly. In a sentence, how would you describe the employees at your company? Focused, professional and candid.

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We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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