There is no sweet way of saying this: life has become highly unfair! Professionals are hard pressed to find jobs and then to stay employed. With so many factors determining their growth, there is a lot of tension as well as pressure to constantly increase productivity.
Some of the major problems job seekers face today in the corporate culture are shorter tenures, harsh competition, and too much time when it comes to hiring. Some employers take months together to hire. Where does that leave job seekers? In a lot of pain!
If you are suffering with how the market has shaped, you can definitely do something about it: you can ask for help! Whether you have business connections or are looking to build some, there is absolutely no harm in seeking help to increase productivity and find a job! We agree that forming strategic alliances is not easy. We have a few tips in this regard that will help you:
People all around are willing to help if only you are precise
You’ll be surprised to see that there are many who are open to helping and providing valuable suggestions. The challenge here is to be clear. Why is it a challenge? Because you are feeling confused. When you are confused, how will you clearly explain what’s bothering you? The solution here is to start off with a conversation and not be afraid to confess that you are indeed feeling slightly lost. That will enable the helper to understand you and help you accordingly.
Avoid ineffective help or help that isn’t substantial at the moment
This is tricky. You are grateful that you have help but you cannot accept it at the moment because your circumstances are not in your favor. As a result, you feel guilty. To avoid this, we suggest that you clearly lay down your needs so that they know you are in a painful situation. They will either help you nevertheless or they will refrain.
A short email might just be your golden entry card
You will be surprised at how effective properly written mails can be. A few lines can make a world of difference when written right. Of course, there is absolutely no way to determine whether this will work but it is definitely worth a shot. Do your best to show your personality and stir interest through an email and you might win!
The bottom line is that you must get out of your zone and make a move. Don’t let the negativity around you cripple you. Go ahead, ask for help!
It definitely takes a lot of courage and bravery to ask for help. However, there are situations in which you have to go ahead and ask for it. The economy is extremely volatile and finding a job can be tough. Asking help may just weave magic for you!