As someone familiar with your contacts, friends, and former colleagues’ skills, you’re well-positioned to help them build and amplify their brand. Your word and sponsorship will go a long way with your network, as
that BIPOC and women face throughout their careers - particularly during the job hunt process.
Even if you don’t think you’ve got the strongest relationships to a connection, ask anyway - folks are often more keen to help than you’d expect. As a bonus, it’s also a great way for you to strengthen the connection as it gives you an excuse to re-connect.
What to remember
You’re the microphone: focus on amplifying job seekers’ voices and impact.
Be constructive, but sensitive: provide objective feedback and clarify the “why” behind it.
Ways to help folks build presence
Level of Effort
Add former colleagues to your LinkedIn (LI) to help them expand networks they have access to