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Talking About Unemployment With a Friend

How to Advise an Unemployed Friend?

This question comes in from our Community Assistant who needs your help in advising an unemployed friend!

I have a friend who is actively looking for a job. Unfortunately, she hasn't had any luck finding one. As a result, it sometimes is hard to get together with her, because she rarely has money to go out, and if she does— she is a little bit of a downer. She is constantly bringing up the fact that she doesn't have a position at her "dream company."  I really try to guide her to job boards, and professional sites as much as possible. However, she is REALLY picky on the company and often times scoffs at what I send over.  I don't know how else to advise her. I am getting a little sick of the pity party, but don't want to be a bad friend. What should I do?

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