Broke-Ass Etiquette: Job Search

Updated: Jul 08, 2011 18:53
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Q: I am looking for a job and was wondering if it’s rude to ask my friends to hook me up.  Is it?

A: Coming right out and asking someone to find you a job, especially at their place of employment is a little forward and annoying.  It’s true that connections are the name of the game in job searches, but tact is important.

If your unemployment doesn’t come up in casual conversation, then the most you want to express is your interest in working in a field similar to theirs, and a request to simply keep their eyes open to any leads.  If the friend in question knows of anything, or wants to help you, they will.  Otherwise, you put them in an awkward position if, say, they wouldn’t want to work with you, or would feel uncomfortable vouching for you.  They may also honestly not know of anything, but either way, the ball is in their court.

Good luck on your search!

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Ali was born and raised in the Wholesome/Creepy capital of the world, Salt Lake City, UT. Once she was old enough to blow that pop stand she escaped to the place that was the anti-SLC: The Peoples Gay-public of Drugifornia aka San Francisco (holla 30 Rock!). You can now find her throughout this glorious city slurping Pho and scheming with her best friend Pinky doing what they do every night; try and take over the world.