How to help others find jobs

Times are hard and finding a job seems even harder these days. So, if you have a friend or family member in dire need of work, here’s how you can help.

Job hunting is a long, lonely and stressful process for most people and with the ongoing pandemic, it’s even more difficult. In a lot of cases, our own friends and family contact us to help with their job search. While some of us may be able to help, there are many who feel lost as they can’t figure out how to help someone find jobs. If you are in such a situation, this article will guide you to help others find jobs in India.

Read the top 5 ways in which you can help others in supporting their job search :

Provide moral support   

1. Give moral support   - blog

People often feel stressed and become mentally weak when they lose a source of living and cannot find a new one immediately. So, it is extremely important to support the person with mental strength. As mentioned initially, job searching is a very stressful and unpredictable process. Thus, one needs continuous motivation, energy and a positive attitude throughout the process. Otherwise, disappointment and stress may have adverse effects on the mental and physical wellbeing of the person. 

  • Remind the job seeker about his/her special skills and professional acumen that can land him/her a job.  
  • Guide them to a helpful career-building app such as apna, where strong community support can help them become job-ready and assist in getting a new job opportunity real quick. 

2. Make personal referrals and introductions 

It’s a well-known fact that the chance of getting a job increases manifold if an eligible candidate is referred to an organization by an existing employee.

So, if you find your friend suitable for a position in your company, and you have confidence in his/her skill set, refer to your HR immediately. Do it irrespective of whether your company is running a referral program or not. In case your company runs a referral program, it is definitely an added benefit, but helping someone in need should not be about making money only. 

Review the resume and cover letter

3. Review the resume and cover letter- blog

This can be a real boon for someone in need of a job - a trusted and experienced friend who can review the job seeker’s resume and cover letter to increase the latter’s chances of getting shortlisted for a new job. Want to help review and improve someone’s CV? 

Read about these 5 tips to build an impressive resume

4. Carry out mock interviews

Invest some quality time and assist your friends in their job search process. People often get nervous during an interview that may lead to rejection. It is important to communicate correctly during a job interview and come across as confident to the interviewer. Want to help a friend crack the interview? Then tell him to Avoid these 5 interview mistakes

Conduct a few mock interviews to prepare your friend for his upcoming interview by:

5. Inform about job fairs, leads and networking opportunities

5. Suggest job fairs, leads and networking opportunities - blog

Suggesting all the useful sources for finding a job is a continuous effort that you can make to help others. 

  • Job fairs are a great medium to apply for multiple jobs in one place. If you come across any event or job fair, suggest the job seeker to attend and apply for all the suitable jobs there. 
  • There are a lot of networking opportunities too which can lend jobs. One such great platform is the apna app, where job seekers can connect with various people with the same career background and find experienced personnel for effective guidance. Join the job groups on apna app for networking and get new job updates on a regular basis. 
  • You can also directly search for jobs in  Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Ranchi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Surat, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Kanpur & Chandigarh through apna app. 

While you help others find jobs, strengthen your own professional image with India’s most loved career-building app.  

Explore the apna app today! 

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