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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…

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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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Sep 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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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…

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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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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 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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Jan 2012

Mistakes by rookie networkers. They should all be Chopped!

Posted by Molly Wendell // in Networking

Did you see Chopped the other night? In case you’re not familiar with it, it’s a cooking show with four chefs, and the one who makes the worst dish for each round (appetizer, main course, dessert) gets “chopped.” I couldn’t believe what happened. One of the guys was making his main course, and right at…