Five Things Not to Say to Someone Who is Unemployed

Everyone wants to help a friend in need. Especially during the summer when hiring often slows down and depression over a job search can be at an all-time high. And if you have a friend who is currently in job search, the natural tendency may be to try more diligently to help him during this time of year.

But before you start dishing out advice, make sure it's actually helpful. Consider these typical comments/suggestions that many well-meaning friends make during someone's job search. Are you really helping, or could you be massaging your message to add more value to your friend's search strategy?