It doesn’t cost much

Today, with the economy continuing to struggle, a lot of friends and acquaintances are looking for work.  Unfortunately, I’m not in a position to help directly most of the time.  When contacted for help, I sometimes feel like there is nothing I can do.

In these cases, where I can’t directly refer someone to an open position I know of, I can still try to help.  I usually end up meeting for lunch, and going through my contacts, referring them to people that I think might be able to help, either with info on a position, or by referring to yet more contacts.

 

Opening your network can be a scary thing, but it is worthwhile.  The help is genuinely appreciated, even if it doesn’t lead to anything.  It doesn’t cost much.  It’s really the ultimate in risk/return.

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