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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…