By Regina Borsellino | The Muse
If you’ve heard it once, you’ve heard it a million times: When you’re job searching, you should tap into your network for advice and assistance. But the COVID-19 pandemic—and the record unemployment that’s come with it—has turned so many aspects of the job search upside down. Whether you’re newly out of work, are new to the job market, or have been job searching since before the outbreak began, you might be unsure if it’s still OK to ask for help when so many people are going through such a difficult time.
The answer is yes, but with some caveats. During any job search, you want to contact the people you know to see if they can assist you, and right now is no exception. However, you’ll need to change the way you reach out.