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Mar 2011

When is a good time to start networking for a job you saw online?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

You just saw a posting for a position.  Great!   Are you ready to start networking your way into the job?  Whoops.  Too late.  You know when you should’ve started networking for the job?  Before they ever posted it.  That’s right.  If you really wanted to work for that company, you should’ve been in the game long…

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Feb 2011

What Andre Agassi’s Coach taught me about the job search.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

I recently read OPEN, Andre Agassi’s book.  If you haven’t read it, you ought to.  It’s an incredible read (and I’m not just saying that because I went to high school with J.R. Moehringer, the guy who co-wrote it). At one point, Agassi’s coach is reminding him that it doesn’t matter if you take the…

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Jul 2009

How do you become indispensable to your current (or future) employer?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I was talking to Jeff, my PR guy, the other day.  I couldn’t understand why it was so difficult to get on the news in New York (pay no mind that it’s the number one TV market in the country).  Jeff is good at what he does.  In fact, he’s one of the best PR…

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Jun 2009

Your Job Search: Why it’s so difficult to see all that you can truly be.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

Andy showed up at our Executives Network meeting today.  It seemed like his job search was headed toward life support and needed it little resuscitation.  He started talking about his background.  Time in the aluminum industry was followed by a few years in printing.  After I heard that, I thought, “Please let him say that…

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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…

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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…

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Mar 2009

Another overused job search phrase: “I’m willing to relocate”

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

Maybe you’re one of them.  One of those people who say “I’m in the job search and I’m willing to relocate.”  And maybe you’re one of those same people who continue to network in the city you’re already in.  No offense, but your strategy sucks!  The job you’re looking for in Philadelphia is not here…