JOB SEARCH TIP: Start or join a job search group.

16 Jul

Oprah Winfrey once said: “helping others is the way we help ourselves.”

That is true for folks who are in the job search.

Back in my days as an outplacement consultant we used to hold a Monday morning session for the job seekers. It was helpful in a number of ways:

  • By having it on Monday morning, it got everybody and up and moving, which in and of itself is good,
  • Each person shared what went well the week before and what they were planning on doing that week, which helped with reflection and accountability, and
  • We also had a time in the meeting when job seekers could ask for help, for insights into an employer or help networking

From my experience, the people who came to the weekly meetings, on average, landed more quickly than those who didn’t.

Find and join a group. Often faith communities or colleges have groups.

And if you can’t fine one, start one.

There are training videos on the web site of my faith community. This content is free: https://www.thetablempls.com/jobresources

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