Lot of situations in life are easier when you have the friend with you. Take, for
an example, losing weight. Many might have tried for years to shed pounds, They are more
successful if they start working with friend. As friends do offer the words of
encouragement and provide helping hand when going gets tough.
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Now do imagine what similar support network can do for the job search. Utilising a
"friend system" where you and your friend will team up to look for the new jobs could
yield similar success. Here are few ideas for getting the friend system started:
1. Find the friend in similar situation.
You are probably not alone in search for the employment. Ask friend or the neighbour
who is in same situation to team up with you. This will do work best if you and
your friends are not trying for same jobs, so do seek out someone who is in some
different fields. Make sure you join the forces with someone you can always count on
and the one who is equally motivated to get the job.
2. Set a ground rules.
If you were training for marathon together, you can do sit down and come up with a
training plan, decide on the number of days and distance you would run it together,
and hold each other accountable. You and your job searching friend need to do same
thing. Talk about the goals and what do you expect from other person. Schedule the
weekly "check-in" to share the ideas and report on the progress. Your partnership
could also include the sharing of leads and the contacts. Keep an eye for the
opportunities that the other person would be interested in.
3. Develop the plan of attack.
Next, do figure out how two of you will approach a search. Will you do share and
critique each otherís C.V.s and the cover letters? What about the rehearsing interview
questions? Consider attending the job fairs together. Share an online job search and
the company research results. Brainstorm the contacts in the respective networks and
swap the names and also the information. Go shopping together for a perfect interview
4. Tag the team at networking events.
The networking events can be less intimidating and can be more manageable if you attend
with the friend. Split up the events and agree to look out for other personís interests
as well as yours. Letís say, for an example, that you are looking for the marketing
position and your friend is interested in the graphic design. You are likely to find the
contacts for both at a same events, so do agree to introduce each other and speak on
behalf of each other.
5. Practice, and the share ideas and do support each other in the challenges.
One of a best things about searching the friend is having the confidante that you can
talk to. You and your friend can do grill each other before the interviews, discuss
the company facts, and debrief after each screening and the interview. You can do remind
one another to follow up the leads and send thank-you notes in timely manner. You can
also bounce the ideas off each other like a salary negotiation tactics and the
money-saving tips to keep the expenses down while out of the work. Your friend can also
do offer shoulder to cry on if you don't get the dream job and need the consoling ear.