Jan 2013

How important is it to create a culture of networking in your organization?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I was at a lunch with a group of Human Resource Executives on Friday.  And I started telling them a little about my upcoming book.  The book initially started out as a very practical tips and tricks guide to networking – much like my book on job search, The New Job Search, which is a…

Nov 2012

Now I know why people don’t want to talk on airplanes!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I often hear horror stories of people who have no desire to talk on airplanes.  And now I know why. I pride myself on meeting new people on planes and having interesting discussions.  But what I witnessed the other day must, just must, be the reason people are gun shy about striking up a conversation on…

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…

Sep 2012

Are your networking efforts as effective as you think?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was at an event recently.  I struck up a conversation with a man I’ll call Mike.  I asked him what he did and he told me he worked for a bank. A bank I’d never heard of.  Coming from Arizona – the land of the bank a minute – I’m used to being exposed…

Feb 2012

Never underestimate another person’s network.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Job SearchNetworking

People. They’re all around you. And guess what? They know other people. And it’s through these relationships that you may just find your next job, board member, customer or friend. Whenever I’m meeting someone for the first time, I think about the guy in the old Verizon commercials – the one with the network behind…

Oct 2011

How do you build relationships if people are scared to talk to you?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I often say that it takes a lot of little impressions to make a big impression.  And it’s with this in mind that I think about the idea of approachability. It’s hard to build relationships when people feel like they can’t even talk to you. Have you ever said hello to people, only to have…

Aug 2011

The opportunity to network is all around you. Are you paying attention?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Networking doesn’t just happen at formal networking events.  In fact, most of the really good networking is all around you.  You just have to be ready for it.  I went to Sydney and Bali recently.  I love travel, but I especially love international travel!  And because my husband and I have different airline allegiances, I…

Jan 2011

Is 2011 the year you get to know everyone?

Posted by Molly Wendell // in NetworkingPeople I Meet

I was at a networking function this morning, and ran into Bill – an incredibly genuine and all around fantastic guy. He introduced me to Susan by saying “This is Molly – she knows everyone!”  With an introduction like that, I wasn’t surprised that Susan was interested in connecting with me to continue the conversation.…

Dec 2010

Networking gone wrong! Completely wrong.

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

I should have followed my own advice.  But no.  Time was of the essence and I couldn’t afford to wait a moment longer.  What a mistake!  What a HUGE mistake.  It went something like this: I want to get a meeting with Marty, an SVP of a fairly large technology company who shall remain nameless,…

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…