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Jan 2013

How important is it to create a culture of networking in your organization?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was at a lunch with a group of Human Resource Executives on Friday.  And I started telling them a little about my upcoming book.  The book initially started out as a very practical tips and tricks guide to networking – much like my book on job search, The New Job Search, which is a…

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Nov 2012

Now I know why people don’t want to talk on airplanes!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I often hear horror stories of people who have no desire to talk on airplanes.  And now I know why. I pride myself on meeting new people on planes and having interesting discussions.  But what I witnessed the other day must, just must, be the reason people are gun shy about striking up a conversation on…

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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…

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Sep 2012

Want to waste a lot of time? Just use Email, IM and Text.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was listening to Talk of the Nation on NPR the other day, and they were talking about an interesting study they did on how people communicate with each other in the workplace – looking for the most effective means of communication.  Turns out all this texting, IM’ing and emailing back and forth does nothing…

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Sep 2012

Are your networking efforts as effective as you think?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was at an event recently.  I struck up a conversation with a man I’ll call Mike.  I asked him what he did and he told me he worked for a bank. A bank I’d never heard of.  Coming from Arizona – the land of the bank a minute – I’m used to being exposed…

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Aug 2012

Want to waste a lot of time? Just use email, IM and text.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was listening to Talk of the Nation on NPR the other day, and they were talking about an interesting study they did on how people communicate with each other in the workplace – looking for the most effective means of communication.  Turns out all this texting, IM’ing and emailing back and forth does nothing…

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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…

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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…

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Jan 2012

Mistakes by rookie networkers. They should all be Chopped!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Did you see Chopped the other night? In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a cooking show with four chefs, and the one who makes the worst dish for each round (appetizer, main course, dessert) gets “chopped.” I couldn’t believe what happened. One of the guys was making his main course, and right at…

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Dec 2011

Introducing yourself at an event… are you seizing the moment?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Last week, I was in a meeting full of very impressive businesswomen.  At one point during the meeting, every person stood up and took the time to introduce themselves.  I don’t know if people realize what an incredible opportunity this is.  The chance to own the floor, if only for a minute, during someone else’s…