Reaching Out to Friends and Family | No BS Job Search Advice

By Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter


I recently interviewed Paul Cecala for for an episode entitled, “Project Planning Your Job Search.” 

He does a weekly campaign on LinkedIn using the hashtag #worksearchweeklyaction

In this week’s, he wrote, “This week’s #worksearchweeklyaction is to reach out to friends and family. Talk to them about the job search. Where you’re at, how it’s going, and what they could do to help.”

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I contributed by writing, 

“Too many people feel ashamed to have these conversations because they bring up parent-child issues from when they were young. Too many people hide from others what they need, particularly parents, siblings and friends.


The burdens of shame you carry into a job search will make this take longer than it needs to take. Rip the band aid off that scab of your childhood and expose it to the light of air and to conversations with people so you can heal and do it with more people.”

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Jeff Altman, The Big Game HunterJeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 2400 episodes. He also hosts Job Search TV on YouTube, and Amazon, as well as on for Apple TV and 90+ smart sets.

I do a livestream on LinkedIn, YouTube (on the account) and on Facebook (on the Jeff Altman, The BigNo BS Job Search Advice Game Hunter page) Tuesdays and Fridays at 1 PM Eastern. You can send your questions about job search, hiring better, management, leadership or to get advice about a workplace issue to me through LinkedIn’s messaging .You can also message me through chat during the approximately 30 minute show.

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