Looking for work? Don’t pay for career help that you can get for free

When people are out of work, they’re a bit panicky. That’s human nature.

Picture yourself without your steady income. Think you wouldn’t get a little dizzy thinking of how, exactly, you’ll be paying that mortgage? I know I’d have my head in the oven. Blogging doesn’t do much to help make a mortgage payment.

These nerves can get the best of even the most level-headed job seeker. There are plenty of entrepreneurs out there who’ll happily charge job hunters plenty of bucks to reshape their resume’s, coach them on job interviews or help them tap into their networks.

But there are plenty of free resources out there for job seekers, resources that will help them keep their suddenly limited amount of dollars.

The Houston Chronicle recently published a good story on these resources. You can read it here. The story, though, cites religious groups, job fairs, government programs and even former employers as good sources to receive free job-hunting help.

It’s hard for people to think clearly when they’re suddently out of work. It’d be a shame, though, for them to skip the freebies that are out there.