Any job search help you can get is a good thing, right?
Well, what about any help you can give?
6 ways you can aid other job seekers
- Share job leads that you're aware of. If you have no takers, send them to me and I'll pass them on. Vivien from inspirationbit also suggests posting them directly into the Employment section of any forums you may be following.
- If you're active on job forums or following blogs like JobMob, respond to comments with website suggestions and other tips. Thanks again to Vivien for this tip also.
- If asked, give honest feedback about your own job search such as which companies received you well, which to avoid, etc.
- When you network, spend less time asking for help and more time proposing to help. People are more likely to respond. Companies too, if you have services to offer.
- Compliments are free. Give out many – only if sincere – to other job seekers or anyone else in a lull where compliments come few and far between. Show appreciation to the woman cleaning your building or the man cleaning the street. If a company rejects your application but does it promptly, thank them for being upfront with you.
- Be a resume checker. People spend so much time staring at their resumes that they often overlook basic additions or mistakes. Your second look can do wonders. Thanks to Andrew from greatmanagement.org for this one.
Jason Alba of JibberJobber fame chipped in with his own list of 7 ways to Showing Compassion To A Job Seeker, a good read.
The more you help, the more you get helped is our JobMob Community motto. If you reach out to others, you'll be amazed at how well it will effect you too.
Have you helped anyone else with their job search recently?
This article is part of the Spread the Love NOW! group writing project being run by Wade of The Middle Way, Kenton of Zen-Inspired Self Development, and Albert of Urban Monk.Net.