Oct 2012

Networking Pitfall: Your Email Signature Line

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

Last week, I got an email from Jerri – someone we’re doing business with.  Her email had some bad news that I didn’t want to hear (read?), so I wanted to talk to her about it.  When I picked up the phone to call her, I realized her phone number wasn’t in the email.  I…

Jun 2012

Lying on your resume is never a good idea. Just ask the ex-CEO of Yahoo!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

People are amazing. Truly amazing. And sometimes they even suggest they’re more amazing than they really are. All this talk of the CEO of Yahoo with an “inadvertent” error on his resume. Give me a break. He included an extra degree that he never got. And it got there on accident? Really? And now that he’s so…

May 2012

Are you aware of the impression you leave in a job interview or networking meeting?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I recently connected Karen, a job seeker, with Kevin, a friend of mine who runs a business. I thought they would probably have a lot to talk about given they were in the same industry. I was hopeful that they might find some commonality, and even more hopeful that Karen might be a fit for…

Mar 2012

Why no hiring managers want to give you feedback when you’re in a job search.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Job Seekers say they want feedback, but I’m not sure they really do.  Most people don’t give you feedback for one very simple reason.  You take that as an opportunity to showcase your sleek objection handling techniques.  You try to tell them their feedback isn’t relevant or on target.  You try to sell them on…

Feb 2012

Never underestimate another person’s network.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

People. They’re all around you. And guess what? They know other people. And it’s through these relationships that you may just find your next job, board member, customer or friend. Whenever I’m meeting someone for the first time, I think about the guy in the old Verizon commercials – the one with the network behind…

Dec 2011

Are you guilty of using LinkedIn’s list of overused buzzwords?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Did you see the article this week from LinkedIn where they talked about the most overused buzzwords in members’ profile summaries?  (http://www.forbes.com/sites/meghancasserly/2011/12/13/the-most-over-used-business-buzzwords-of-2011/) Their premise is that if you’re trying to sound unique and using the same words as everyone else, then, you’re not so unique.  They have a point. Do people need to revisit their…

Jul 2011

Why does the hiring process take so long?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Tired of the interview process?  Is it taking longer than you thought it would?  Is Congress faster at making a decision than the company looking to hire you?  Welcome to the world. Yes, sometimes it takes a while.  A long while.  In fact, companies take much longer than you ever anticipated.  And while you submitted…