Pretty much everyone has been a job seeker at some point in their lives. But if you’re blissfully employed (or at least employed), you might have some amnesia around what it’s like to be in a job search – and the frustrations that come with it.
So, if your friend/family member/significant other is currently unemployed and on the hunt, try to be sensitive to their situation, and avoid these seven questions or phrases that they’re simply tired of hearing:
1. Any updates?
With a job search, there are going to be times when things are quiet and slow. So, it can be really annoying if you’re constantly asking your job seeker friends whether they have any updates/leads/interviews, etc. If they’re hitting a brick wall, it can be stressful and embarrassing to have nothing to report back. Or, they may feel like they have to come up with some sort of excuse for why they’re not making any traction. It’s OK to check in occasionally, but don’t overdo it.