A trusted colleague, Cathy Trementozzi, a Human Resources Vice President/Director, along with a fellow job seeker, launched a novel idea to strengthen their searches and provide mutual support. They talk weekdays reviewing successes and challenges, critiquing each other’s applications, cover letters, emails and thank you notes, discussing whether to pursue or decline a lead, strategizing how to access key hiring managers, interview prep and practice, salary ranges, cheer leading, and general moral support (shielding their families from that burden). The Department of Labor endorses a less vigorous group model as it decreases a job search by 20-63%. This very personalized approach is sure to be a secret to your success. Who could you buddy with?