Behind-the-scenes advice for busy solo professionals courtesy of Michael Katz, Blue Penguin Development

saw a LinkedIn post from a job-seeker.

He wrote: “I am looking for a new role and would appreciate your support.”

Two suggestions…

#1. Don’t wait.

There’s nothing wrong with asking for help. But if the only time I ever hear from you is when you want a favor, you are much less likely to get the result you want.

Stay in touch with all the people you know – now – so when you need help they will be inclined to take action.

#2. Help people who can’t help you.

When you get a request like this, respond. Even if it’s just a one-sentence note of encouragement.

Precisely because this person is in no position to do anything for you (at the moment), when you do more than just hit “delete,” they remember.

It costs you very little and will make a difference to them.