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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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Nov 2010

What does your story say about you?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was at a networking event last week.  It was mostly for entrepreneurs and those looking to fund entrepreneurs.  And as I met person after person, I was amazed at what each person’s story said about them. Three people I met happened to be in a job search.  And that was pretty much the second…

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Aug 2010

Lessons Learned in the Job Search

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

I was speaking with Mike, one of our Executives Network members, recently about his job search.  He said it was certainly the hardest thing he’d ever done.   And while he felt like he was close to landing, he had a few lessons he learned in the process. WHEN TO PREP FOR THE INTERVIEW Don’t prep…

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Nov 2009

Why your ‘need’ of a job is getting in the way of actually getting a job.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I was riding my bike this morning when I passed a handwritten sign.  It said “Car Painter Needs Work” and listed a phone number.  My initial thought was “So what?”  Then I thought, well if this guy really needs work, it probably doesn’t behoove him to plaster his sign on a 4-lane divided roadway where…

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Jul 2009

Why being an expert won’t always get you the job.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I went to a conference last week.  At lunch, I was sitting at a half-filled table.  Two of the people happened to be presenting at breakout sessions during the 2pm time slot later that day.  Debbie, an attendee, was trying to figure out which session to attend during that time, and she started questioning 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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May 2009

Dear Family: Thanks, but no thanks, for your help in my job search.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

This is an open letter to all of the wives, husbands, boyfriends, girlfriends, siblings, parents, grandparents, in-laws, children and any other relative of someone who’s in the job search. I’ve got news for you! You’re not helping!! It’s hard enough to be looking for a job. I’m the one with the pressure of finding the…