28
Jan 2009

Networking Tip: Always bring something to take notes with.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I am constantly amazed at the number of people who show up at a networking event completely unprepared.  I was having a conversation with Joe.  An interesting person, he worked for a semiconductor company – in the automotive division.  The company was figuring out how automotive manufacturers could incorporate its technology in music systems, sound…

25
Jan 2009

Does your target industry mean what you think it means?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

The other day, in one of our Executives Network meetings, Adam was describing his target industry.  He said he’d like to work in the Service industry.  That’s perfect if everyone knows what the “Service Industry” means.  When you say Service Industry to me, my mind immediately thinks of dry cleaners.  When I proudly announced that…

21
Jan 2009

Are you getting the most out of every networking event?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I just got back from an Executives Network Happy Hour in San Francisco.  It was really great!  What made it so great was the interesting conversation.  Conversation that only benefited those in the room. And that got me thinking. How many conversations are you missing because you’re not in the room? Here’s the thing: Being…

18
Jan 2009

Don’t confuse a networking event with a job search meeting. Act accordingly.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

Too many times, people in the job search go to every function regardless of type and act like it’s a job search meeting.   It goes something like this:   “Hi, I’m Dave Smith.   I’m a CFO but I’m currently in the job search.   My last company laid me off after 15 years.   I’ve been looking for…

12
Jan 2009

The Job Search Meeting…it could be the key to your next position.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Every good job search includes participation in meetings that are strictly for job seekers.   Why is this important?   People who are in the search typically know more about who’s hiring, who’s not, and they learn about opportunities that may not be a fit for them, but may be for you.   People who already have jobs…

9
Jan 2009

Changes to make in 2009 that will help you find a better job.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I’ve always hated when people make resolutions for the New Year.  I hate even more those lists from the previous year – forget the past, move on, focus on the future!!  I figure if you want to do something, why wait?  Why not start right away?  With that in mind, the New Year’s Resolution concept…