One part of the article that amuse me is point number 4: creating some work for the Asker.
As some of you might know, I recently (end of last year/early this year) launched (albeit super softly) this online career mentoring program
on my blog. It’s not much, just a way for me to help some people out with reviewing their resume and prepping for interviews, etc. At that time, I didn’t know how much time I could commit to this, so I didn’t actually advertise it out on social media, etc. I just have the page up on the blog for people to see when they visit the blog.
Side note: I am doing a survey on Malaysian fresh graduates and the problems / issues people face in looking for a job after graduation. Please have a look at the survey
and potentially share your thoughts / experiences, or share the survey with your friends and family who are either fresh grads (<3 years experience) or final year university students. Thank you in advance!
So far, I’ve had about 4 people filling up the form and saying that they needed some help with resume / interview preparation / job search, etc. I usually respond to these people and ask them for more information (i.e. the type of jobs they’re looking for, the exact help they need from me, etc).
And, the funny part is, only one (out of 4) responded back with more information. The other 3 did not respond to my questions at all, which makes me wonder - do they really need the help, or are they just looking for someone to offer them a job?
This actually helped me to weed out those who are genuinely looking for guidance and help, and those who are just fishing around for someone to help them. It also helps me to save time as I don’t have to worry about those who are not committed to it.