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Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by James2, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    OK, I have a good friend who's been out of work for a year. He's a smart dude, but I think being unemployed is driving him crazy to be honest. He has tried and tried all the conventional methods of job hunting, but still nothing and I am worried about him. He's not very internet savy, so I am thinking about setting up a Facebook page, blog, youtube video etc etc in some sort of campaign to get him maybe noticed by a prospective employer.

    Am I wasting my time and do you guys have any ideas that could help.

    Thanks in advance,

    James :)
     
  2. derajc

    derajc Registered Member

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    Tell him to move to North Dakota. 3.2% Unemployment thanks to the oil boom that's happening up there. Jobs abound.

    People stocking shelves at Walmart make $15/hr

    Or work on an oil rig (they will train you) and make $20+/hr

    If your friend is not American, the same scenario is also happening in Canada and Australia in sand pit mines, and gold mines.

    Google: cashed up bogans, perth mine unskilled jobs, north dakota oil jobs
     
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    Promoting your friend is a very cool thing to do, plus doing it online it's all trendy and shit. I don't see why it wouldn't work, it's like an online resume. Hell, it can turn into a consulting type deal if you promote it right/have testimonials

    It's all about marketing your strengths and talents; you know that though.

    @derajc : You are a good dude.
     
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  4. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, he's English btw and I dont think he will want to move from his people.
     
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    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    It sounds like you are going to be doing everything for him while he just sits there.

    He should be the one doing all these things.

    Teach him how to setup a FB page, etc if that's what you want to do, and have him do the work.

    Lazy people will not succeed in the long run.
     
  6. James2

    James2 Senior Member

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    I hear you, but the man isn't too good at that sort of thing and he helped me out with something in the past.
     
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    bobbylove321 BANNED BANNED

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    Get him a linkedin account and help him sign up for other places like dice.com etc.
     
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    James2 Senior Member

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    I didn't think of linkedin. Nice one :)
     
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    Is he a good handyman (I mean there's a little bit of a handyman in all of us)? Then tell him to get a cheap set of old tools and start posting flyers around town offering his services fixing all kinds of small stuff, helping people move stuff around, hammer a nail, etc.

    You'd be surprised how many people don't even know how to hold a hammer or look with fear at any power tool. This strategy worked well for me in the past when I was jobless and when I wasn't actually fixing stuff I was on the phone with desperate people begging me to pay them a visit and unclog a pipe/replace a tile in their bathroom. Hack, I made some pretty good money back then.:D
     
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    James2 Senior Member

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    Another good idea :)
     
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    Well then he's a lazy leach.
    Drop him like a hot potato!
    I'm In the UK and there is no reason here to be not making any money.
    Either they climb the ladder themselves or they will pull you down.
     
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    Haha, tbh I would move if I had to.