You've heard it over and over—networking is key to helping you find a job. You may not know that asking everyone you see to help you land an opportunity could be one of your worst job-hunting mistakes.
Why? Most people have no idea how to help you. Of course, they want to assist, but without your specific guidance, they don't always know how to proceed.Here are a few ways you should not ask for help, plus some better suggestions of what to do:
1. Via an email blast. Do not send an email to 100 of your closest friends explaining you've just been laid off and are open to considering jobs in the following 15 or 20 industries. Why not? Two reasons: