Dear Experts, I am contacting people in my network, who are in my field to look for a job. I always send them an email with my resume and types of jobs I am looking for, but they hardly respond back to me (I believe everyone is busy!) How often is it 'okay' to send my network a reminder to ask them for help, without sounding desperate ? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#293 Seems like U R always "taking." Are you offering something BACK to network in return for help? (@beneubanks) Q#293 Call instead of e-mail. Help out n their needs. Create newsletter/blog 2 keep network aware of jobs u r considering. (@kgrantcareers) Q#293 You should always try to give more than you get in a networking relationship. It's a 2-way street. (@heatherhuhman) Q#293 Resume & job types is a waste! Find co's you want to work for & ask contacts if they know any employees. (@jtodonnell) Q#293 Networking is more than asking 4 help. Need 2 give 2 get. U must engage ur network on a deeper level 2 get response. (@DebraWheatman) Q#293 Fell asleep at th keybrd. But promise ths info is vry useful if concerned w/how 2 keep a network wrkn... (@RTResumePro) Q#293 Ask for advice, contacts, insight - not a job, as few can offer that. Then the conversation ends. (@careerbranches) Q#293 Peopl like 2 help others (ihuman nature) just dont alwys no how. TELL them how & they'll welcom U often. (@RTResumePro) Q#293 Send article or fwd link relevant 2 them, introduce pple 2 each other, track their success/congrat 'em. (@juliaerickson) Q#293 I would call instead of email. It has the dual purpose of being more personal and harder to ignore. (@gradversity) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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