Do you need a job search buddy?

On Monday morning I met Deborah DiRago because we were both guests on the public radio show, “The Takeaway.”  We were there to talk about DiRago’s efforts to find a “job search buddy” — someone who would help her stay motivated and accountable in her job search.  DiRago has been unemployed since May, when her job in international event planning suddenly disappeared and her company announced it was shutting its doors.

After a while of navigating the job market on her own, DiRago decided that it would help if she found someone to meet with regularly to move along her job search. She says she is looking for the kind of person who’d hold her to task if she said she was going to make 5 career-related contacts in a given week.

So far, the job buddy search has been almost as challenging as the job search. {Read the rest at Yahoo!}


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