Don’t Be A Pest

It’s alright for you in a polite way to ask hiring managers, people at job fairs, and even people at a work agency who are trying to help you find work, how the process works, and roughly how long it would take. The one thing you do not want is calling them every week or every other week with the question, ‘Are there any jobs yet.’ Asking once is being inquisitive in showing interest. I think it becomes redundant. There is a significant danger you may consider a pest, and people within the company or workforce center will start to ignore you.

I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just telling you the realistic expectations and the thin line you absolutely do not want to cross. Who wants to hire a pest?

Author: Mike Balof

A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future. Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.

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