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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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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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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,…

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Oct 2009

How do you get out and network when you have a physical injury?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Well, there’s no easy way to hide an injury – unless you do all of your networking over the phone. Diane, one of our Executives Network members, recently had a spinal cord injury from a horseback riding accident. Fortunately, she’ll be okay, but it’s been a setback in the job search.  She’s in a brace…

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Sep 2009

How your conversations are keeping you from being an effective networker.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

Last week, I was talking to a friend of mine.  “How are you doing?” she asked.  “I’m really tired.  I was on six different planes and three different hotels in three days, but it was…”  Before I could get another word in, she took over the conversation and told me how tired she was.  She…

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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…

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Jun 2009

Are you getting lousy job search advice…and listening to it? Why???

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

I was speaking with Nancy the other day.  She’s looking for a top Human Resources role.  I couldn’t believe what bad advice she got from someone trying to help her in her job search.  Pick the top five companies you want to work for (this is not the bad advice part), find out the key…

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Mar 2009

The one thing that might be standing between you and your next job.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

John called me yesterday.  He was really excited.  Last week, in the Executives Network meeting, I referred him to Brad.  John wrote down the info, called Brad that afternoon and scheduled lunch for Tuesday.  Midway through the lunch, Brad called his HR department and told them to call off the candidate search they were doing…

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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…