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Drea Codispoti, CPC/CERS

Do you want to enjoy your best year ever as a Preferred Member recruiter in Top Echelon Network in 2012?  Do you want to make more split placements than you’ve ever made and increase the revenue on your recruiting desk or in your recruiting firm?

Then one of the things you should absolutely do is participate in the Network’s Virtual Core Groups meetings.

Virtual Core Group meetings are regularly scheduled conference calls for Preferred Member recruiters who work in the same industry or niche.  During these calls, the recruiters share information about the activity that they’re seeing and bounce ideas off each other.

The best part about the conference calls—the “meat and potatoes,” so to speak—is the fact that these recruiters share hot job orders and candidates.  Why is this so great?  The sharing of such information is what leads most directly to recruiters making split placements together.

With that in mind, below is the current Virtual Core Group conference call schedule for the month of January:


Date Core Group/Time Core Group/Time Core Group/Time
Thursday, January 5 Manufacturing, Engineering
noon to 1 p.m.
Accounting, Finance
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Biotech, Pharma, Medical Device
3 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 12 Insurance
noon to 1 p.m.
Software Sales
1:30 to 2:30 p.m.
Information Technology
3 to 4 p.m.
Thursday, January 19 Open for New Group Open for New Group Open for New Group
Thursday, January 26 Open for New Group Open for New Group Open for New Group

You’ll notice that the first two Thursdays of the month are filled with conference calls and that the third and fourth Thursdays are wide open.  That doesn’t mean I want those days to remain wide open.  Quite the contrary—what I really want is to fill those two dates with even more Virtual Core Group conference calls.

If you don’t see your industry or niche represented in the chart above, please remember that I’m always open to starting a new group.  If you think you’d like to start one, contact me as soon as you can.  We’ll discuss what’s involved and get your group up and running in time for the New Year.

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Making split placements with other recruiters is something that just never gets old.  It doesn’t matter if it’s your first split placement together or your ninth.

'Comments' and Compliments

Why use those numbers to illustrate the fact?  Well, because those numbers pertain directly to this week’s installment of “Comments and Compliments,” that’s why!  Two of the recruiters featured recently made their first split, while the second pair made their ninth.  The latter relationship further shows that once you make one split placement with another Preferred Member recruiter, more split placements are sure to follow.

If you’d like to compliment one of your Trading Partners for a recent split placement (whether it’s your first, second, or ninth), send your comments to, and they’ll appear in a future issue of The Pinnacle Newsletter Blog.

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Bob Long“Ken provided an outstanding candidate that followed all of the instructions, showed excitement and enthusiasm, and started very quickly through his desire and eagerness to get the job.  Excellent referral!  Ken, I look forward to doing more splits with you.  Round peg in a round hole . . . works every time.”

Submitted by Bob Long of Executive Personnel Services regarding his split placement with Kenneth Lowry, CPC of Lowry Personnel Services

Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: this is the first split placement that Long and Lowry have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Jeff Gilbert“Thanks, Jeff.  This placement was a struggle, but it happened!  You provided a great candidate.  Let’s do another split and keep the momentum going!”

Submitted by Janet Miller of Computer Management, Inc. regarding her split placement with Jeff Gilbert of Kingfish Technology, LLC

Fee Percentage—20%

(Editor’s note: This is the ninth split placement that Miller and Gilbert have made together in Top Echelon Network.)

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Remember, if you have compliments for a Trading Partner regarding a split placement, please email them to