Trying to find a job can be extremely challenging, especially for someone who has been out of the job market for a while. If you recently found a job yourself, you might have some great insight for a friend who is out of work.
You may have talents or abilities that your job-seeking friend doesnвЂ™t have and you can use them to help him or her. Or maybe you can them tap into a resource they canвЂ™t access on their own. For example, the Internet has many great resources for job seekers, but the online search can be extremely challenging for someone who donвЂ™t consider themself technology-savvy. Maybe you have experience searching for jobs online, or using social media to meet business colleagues.
Help a friend write a resume and search for a job. Offer to do mock interviews in person or over the phone to make him or her feel more comfortable when the time comes for a real job interview. You can also go out of your way to mentor entry-level persons in your field who are struggling in their job searches and take the time to give them tips for finding a job in your industry.
You may not have the resources to help someone else find a job, especially if you yourself are in the process of looking for one. You can still help someone in their job search by offering to give that person a reference or write him or her a letter of recommendation. You can also keep your eye out for newspaper articles and blogs that might be helpful in their job search.