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…

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…

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…

Aug 2010

How many contacts does it take to get a job at your target company?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

Really?  How many people do you need to connect with to get the job of your dreams?  Just one, right?  All it takes is one.  It reminds me of that old commercial.  How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?  Just one, right? Well, for some of you,…

Mar 2010

What’s the biggest issue of 2010?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

It was something like being on The View!  I was on a panel for the Women in Business event last week.  Ilana, Editor of the Business Journal, started the discussion by asking each of the four panelists her biggest issue or concern for 2010. The other women on the panel were rightfully concerned with issues…

Dec 2009

Are you worth recruiting?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job Search

If you know anything about me, you know that I’m really into football.  And I mean really into it!  One Saturday, last month, was a tough day.  Three big games on television at the same time.  Should I watch Ohio State and Penn State battle it in the Big 10?  Or maybe Stanford and Oregon…

Sep 2009

How to dramatically increase your networking opportunities by making one minor change.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I was riding my bike this morning.  I came up to an intersection to make a left turn.  I pulled into the middle of the intersection, just like someone in a car would.  As the traffic went rushing by on both sides, I started to feel a little exposed.  Okay, maybe more than a little…