At Top Echelon, we like to recognize recruiters for their production in the Network, especially those who have been very successful with little fanfare.
I am here to provide that fanfare!
The recruiter for whom I am providing it has been a Network member since November of 2007. Since that time, she has been extremely productive, making a total of 87 TE placements.
Perhaps the first sentence of her Top Echelon Network profile says it best: “Providing trusted service through honesty, integrity, and hard work, I offer 17 years of experience as a national recruiter for direct-hire and contract positions.”
Those of you familiar with her work may already know that I’m talking about Angela Marasco of A. Marasco Recruiting, LLC. Of course, you may also know because you read the headline of this blog post. Just a guess.
Below are five reasons why Angela Marasco is the Recruiter of the Week in Top Echelon Network:
#1—She’s split minded.
Like countless other recruiters who are successful in Top Echelon, she does NOT view the Network as a last resort. Instead, she chooses to view it as a first option. She fully understands and endorses the Top Echelon philosophy of “Half a loaf is better than no loaf” when it comes to placement fees. Adhering to this philosophy has also allowed her to build some great professional relationships and friendships along the way.
#2—She attends networking events.
Over the years, Angela has been a fixture at events like our National Convention and Fall Conference. Not only that, but she also regularly attends other networking events, such as Regional Core Group meetings, where recruiters meet face-to-face, albeit it at smaller venues. The Ohio Regional Core Group, of which she is a part, has been one of the most successful and longest running Core Groups in the history of the Network.
#3—She’s an excellent exporter.
Just look at the comments below made by her trading partners after completed split placements. They start their comments in almost identical fashion: “Thanks, Angela, for having a great candidate!” Although she operates as both an importer and an exporter in Top Echelon, Angela has branded herself in TE as somebody who has great candidates. As an exporter, it doesn’t get much better than that. She doesn’t stop there, though. She also works well with her trading partners during the recruiting and hiring process, doing what’s necessary to bring the deal to successful completion.
#4—She makes contract placements.
In fact, Angela has made a TON of contract placements in Top Echelon. She understands the value of contract staffing, not only non-split contract placements, but also split contract placements. This underscores the fact that she’s split-minded (#1 on our list). Angela is open to splitting her fee in just about every situation, and she’s also open to making contract placements, and those two reasons alone account for a great deal of her success within TE.
Angela made six Network placements in 2013, but NO Network placements the following year. Did that deter her? Absolutely not. She’s made three placements in Top Echelon so far in 2015, and she supplied the candidate in all three of those placement situations. Angela believes in the system, she knows that it works, and she knows that if she does the things she’s supposed to do, the placements will happen.
So congratulations to Angela Marasco from everybody here at Top Echelon. Thanks for your hard work and commitment as a member of the Network!
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David M. Sgro, CPC
“Thanks, Angela, for a great candidate! We had him interview at three of our clients, resulting in two of them wanting to hire the candidate. Any time you get good candidates who want to come to Cleveland, send them my way, and I’ll market them around and we’ll make another split!”
Submitted by David M. Sgro, CPC of True North Consultants, Inc. regarding his Network split placement with Angela Marasco of A. Marasco Recruiting, LLC
Position Title—SQL DEVELOPER
(Editor’s note: This is the third Network split placement that Sgro and Marasco have made together in Top Echelon.)
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“Thanks, Angela, for having a great candidate! And a special shout out to Debbi Reiger for your help on this one, as well!”
Submitted by Melinda O’Neil of Enterprise Search Associates, LLC regarding her Network split placement with Angela Marasco of A. Marasco Recruiting, LLC
Position Title—SOFTWARE ENGINEER
(Editor’s note: This is the first Network split placement that O’Neil and Marasco have made together in Top Echelon.)