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Make Them Feel Helpful

Your friends and family probably have the best of intentions by asking about your job search, but it can be frustrating when they continue to badger you about your employment prospects. To keep the peace, thank them for checking in with you, but let them know that your job search is proving to be more challenging than you had hoped.

Use their concern as a positive and ask them if they have any contacts in your field or know of any openings that might be in line with your skill set.

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When you're visiting with relatives, there always seems to be that uncomfortable point in the conversation when you're asked about your "situation" with work. Instead of grinding your teeth, politely tell them you appreciate their concern, and tell them you'll let them know when you're situation...

The most important thing is to recognize you don't owe an explanation to anyone about how your job search is going. 

You can craft a short, to-the-point response that will satisfy most family members.

After being asked about your job search efforts for the fifth time, it can be hard to remember that your family is just trying to help.

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