I recently posted about the concept of job hunters pairing up and using the buddy system in their quest for a job - and it's something, gentle readers, to which I have been giving a lot of thought.
Since my appearance on NY1 last week, I have received a ton of comments and emails from other unemployeds, many of them in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg area. So, dear ones, I was thinking that perhaps we should implement the buddy system here, in our fair borough. A support group for those who are searching for a job? People to brainstorm with? People to proofread your resume and cover letters?
Here's the deal. Sometimes other people are going to have a very different perspective on your life and your job hunt and where your set of skills might come in handy. It's so easy to get lost in one's own head when you're looking for a job and the extra brainpower from some fellow unemployeds might come in handy ...
So? What say, my lovelies, shall we organize a little get together (coffee? $2 beers?) and see if we can't help each other out? Contact me at unemployedbrooklyn (at) gmail.com and let's see if we can't pull something together, and perhaps help each other find some jobs!