• Rebecca Laidlaw

Need help with your career?

It is OK to ask for help. In fact, it's more than OK, I freaking encourage it! The idea that we shouldn't ask for help is totally outdated in everything from mental health to job searching so let's break the barrier down once and for all.





I have 100% been given jobs in the past based on my connections and I totally advocate networking. Just because someone helped you get a foot in the door doesn't mean that you got it unfairly and to keep that job you have to work as hard as the rest of them.


Support with applications, I totally advocate. If you are looking at a job you can do on paper and it's just the application that your struggling with then ask for support. Most companies will answer any questions you have on the application and this doesn't reflect on your application.


Support with interviews - you guessed it - you can get help. There are online resources and people trained in interview skills that can help. Practice makes perfect. Practice isn't cheating!


I have 100% been given jobs in the past based on my connections and I totally advocate networking. Just because someone helped you get a foot in the door doesn't mean that you got it unfairly and to keep that job you have to work as hard as the rest of them.


Getting help before getting the job from people who have worked in the industry - also totally ok. They can give you insider knowledge useful for your application and interview. This gives you an edge, if you can get it take it.


Top tip:

You can put yourself in situations where you can connect with people who can help you. If you have an interest in a career area go to seminars/workshops, join Facebook groups, follow relevant social media, and join groups to expand your network.


It's OK to ask for help, it's OK to accept help, and it's OK to receive help. The first step is to ask.




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