Oct 2008

Thanks, but I already have a contact.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

When I sit in the Executives Network meetings, I listen to people offer up a contact, only to have the person on the receiving end say “Thanks, but I already have a contact at that company.”  That’s just great.  That 10,000+ person company, and you have one contact.  Congratulations!  Here’s a needle.  There’s a haystack.  Go…

Oct 2008

A Referral vs. an Introduction. Which is better?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

About two weeks ago, my friend Alex told me he was very excited because he spoke with an ex-colleague and that person was going to make an introduction to a CEO friend of his.  I said that’s great.  Two weeks ago?  That may not seem like a long time when you’re working, but life in the job…

Oct 2008

Networking Pitfall: Being Mysterious

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Nothing makes me more suspicious than the phone call that goes something like this: “Hello Molly, a friend of yours gave me your name and suggested we meet.”  My first thought is that they’re trying to pitch me on some multi-level marketing scheme.  And if that is in fact the case, I may need to…

Oct 2008

You’re doing it wrong!!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

I’ve watched people in the job search for more than six years.  And as the economy gets worse, so does your approach to finding and landing the next great opportunity.  Here’s what “You’re Doing it Wrong” looks like: You focus on your resume.  You rework it until you’ve driven yourself crazy.  Every person you ask…