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4 Questions to Ask Your Network Besides, "Can You Get Me a Job?"

Posted On02/14/2017

ContributorShirin Miller

You’ve purposely gone out and networked so that you’ll have people to ask for help finding a job.

But instead of responding to you with amazing job openings, they simply say, “Let me know what I can do to help.” So, you just reply with “Thanks!” because you’re not quite sure what to say back.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. There are lots of ways your contacts can help you job search even if they can’t get you an interview at their company, you just have to know what to ask.

Try one of these four questions:

1. To the Friend With a Sharp Eye: “Could You Proofread My Resume?”

You’ve looked at your resume so many times that you know it by heart. That’s a good thing—except when it comes to checking it over a final time. Because if you’ve missed typos on every prior read-through, there’s a chance you won’t catch them before you send in your application.

And cutting errors out of your materials is an important step to landing more interviews. Especially because most positions require attention to detail—and sending in a typo-free resume is one easy way to show that you have it.

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