Show Notes

Do you want to help your network find jobs? Many of us do! Sometimes it's hard to know exactly how you might be able to help your network that is productive.


Learn some strategies and tips on how to support job seekers from Andrew and Scott in this episode.

Don't miss these Topics:


What is coaching and how can I coach others.

How to be available and supportive.

What to do when people ask for your help to find work.

When to ask questions and when to give advice.

Side effects and benefits of supporting others.

Building skills like understanding, empathy and helping others find their own way.

Who and how to reach out proactively.

Offering and doing mock interviews.

Thoughts on reverse brainstorming or being the "devil's advocate".

Facilitating networking connections.

Don't ask for a resume unless you have a job or capacity to 100% endorse for a job.

Do for one what you wish you could do for many.

Create template for responding to outreaches you may not be able to give full attention.


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To John, singers radio I'm Scott. I'm Andrew this production is meant to provide meaningful support for you listener to find a great career faster whether you're working or not. Today's episode is brought to you by the anatomy of the networking conversation. It's an e book and a free resource that we've created that you can download at seekers radio DOT com. Today's episode were talking about how you as the listener can support others around you as a coach or a support mechanism to help them maybe in a time of need. Yes. We're not talking about the kind of coaching that Andrew and I do where there's a process that we help people get through that. We're looking at outcomes and everything else coaching can actually be. Done in many different ways and and just just professional coaching. There's the difference between the kind of coach that instructs and the other kind of coach that works with self-discovery, and we're not going to go down that road. What we want to do is to set up the idea of making yourself available to help other people work through their stuff to be a resource. You think okay I'm not in a capacity I don't have the capability. I'm not trained up or have the experience that Scott in Andrew have what value could I possibly have to those around me that are in need of employment that's what we're talking about as just as uncomfortable as it is for them to be looking for employment, it might be as equally uncomfortable for you to talk to them about it right for a number of reasons for whatever. There's lots of reasons. especially if you are also looking for work, you don't you're not working at the time and somebody is asking you for advice. I worked to why. They right if I had all the answers. Well, that's the thing. Often. We find the answers through helping other people and it's something that I'm sure you've heard I'm sure we've even talked about it to some degree in prior podcasts the idea of making yourself available to to network with people to talk to other people you get as much if not more of the conversation than the one asking you we want to start by saying when someone asks you to coach them say yes. It doesn't matter if you are the best coach in the world, what matters is that you are there for them. And it may not be that they're asking you to be coached. They may just say, Hey, i. need help and that's an admission on their side that they appreciate you. They honor potentially your contributions in your your advice, your perspective, it's not them. Coming to you and demanding right something back. It's them coming to you with open hand saying I need help.

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