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Apr 2009

How do you re-energize yourself when you’re hitting that job search wall?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

When I was a senior in college, I decided to run the Los Angeles Marathon.  I ran fairly regularly, did my weekend 20-mile training runs, and followed a workout and diet pretty religiously.  Race day was fast approaching.  I felt like I was ready.  I was wearing my favorite shorts, t-shirt and sweatshirt.  Walkman in…

25
Apr 2009

How to be the number one pick on NFL Draft Day!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Today is a really exciting day for me.  Yep, that’s right.  It’s Draft Day for the National Football League.  And to me, that only means one thing.  Football season (my favorite time of the year) is just around the corner!  Few stages exist where landing a job is such a public act.  I can’t think…

23
Apr 2009

How much of the conversation are you missing because you’re doing all of the talking?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

My dad was in the hospital recently.  He was having chest pains, so my mom called 911.  When the paramedics arrived, they started to ask him some questions.  But oh so quickly, Dad interrupted.  “Hey, do you know Willie?”  Willie is the Fire Chief.  Turns out they work for him.  “What about Mark?” Mark is…

6
Apr 2009

With skills like yours, why would anybody want to hire you?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

I was having a conversation the other day with someone from IBM.  They just announced some layoffs, and it was going to affect a few thousand people…this time.  As we contemplated the people who would be left without a desk, we got to talking about how so many people leave a company, and are basically…

1
Apr 2009

Are you really taking your job search seriously?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

I went to London recently.  My first night there, I attended a going away party – complete with champagne, cake and parting gifts – for someone who was leaving the company where my friend works.  I can’t remember the last time I attended a going away party.  Do we have these anymore?  I thought companies…