Entries by Dawn Schlesinger

Beware of Spooky Golf Employers

Employers constantly complain about bad candidates, a lack of solid ones available and turnover. But what about scary employers? You know the ones that never take responsibility for screwing-up the interview process and/or cause turnover. In the spirit of Halloween, let’s look at some of the most scary golf employers that should be avoided during […]

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Take advantage of salespeople who call on your shop

Came across an article written in 1977 for Golf Business magazine titled “Take advantage of the salesmen who call on your shop”. Btw should now be titled “salespeople”. The article gives a “birds eye” view of the trials and tribulations of a golf sales rep in “olden times”. Thought it would interesting and valuable to […]

Interview – Secrets of a Con Man Part I

You may be thinking why in the world would anyone want to interview like a con artist. They cheat, lie and steal and overall have more then a bad rap – they’re just plain bad people. That’s what I thought too until I stumbled upon a list of strategies and techniques used very successfully by con […]

Two ways golf employers screw-up hiring

There are so many ways golf companies and clubs screw-up hiring good, solid candidates. We’re going to address two of the most common hiring faux pas. One: Poorly Written Job Ads  So many ads are written with the employer in mind – primarily focused on what they want and need in a candidate. Reality Alert…good […]

What’s donuts got to do with resume?

Let’s face it, it’s tough to get a good job in the highly competitive golf industry. At GolfSurfin.com, I’m always preaching that candidates need to stand-out, do something different, take a different tack when applying to jobs. Heres a great example. A few years back a new young transplant from Lithuania named Lukas Yla was […]

#1 question to ask in a sales interview

After working in the golf recruiting biz for so long – approaching 20 years – and helping countless companies with their sales recruiting needs including independent reps, I’m constantly being told about the trials and tribulations of finding and keeping good dependable sales people. Got me thinking. If I were a golf manufacturer talking to […]

GolfSurfin.com’s 2018 PGA Show Sales Rep Promo

November is filled with thoughts of falling leaves, pumpkins, hot apple cider & the PGA Show Sales Rep Promo… It’s here! Post your ad on the #1 job board for golf and reach thousands of qualified, experienced independent golf reps at a discount! This is the only discount we’re offering in 2018. Don’t be a […]

GolfSurfin.com’s – It’s baaaack – the scary angry sales rep

Sent this email before yet it’s a chilling reminder to beware of blood sucking, time wasting, money depleting candidates who lurk behind fancy resumes and howling bravado. It all started when I wrote a blog entry about independent golf reps (Hiring Sales Reps – Promises Promises) who make empty promises to manufacturers. The point of the […]

Prepare for interview like a US Open tennis match

If watching professional tennis is your thing, it’s US Open just concluded and thought it fitting to apply a mental strategy used by a world-class athlete and use it in your job interviews. Played a USTA doubles tennis match this Summer in the picturesque, cool, breezy mountains of North Carolina. Although the weather was a reprieve […]