Recently I helped a friend of a friend find placement. It didn't take much for me to lend my network, and resources. I also steered the friend toward professional sites, and resume tips. I often do this for my professional network and family.
However, recently I've been overloaded by associates who need or want help. I hate to turn them away but I am on a job search myself, so have to stay focused.
My mentor suggested that I start thinking about a fee for service business. I checked with unemployment and if its minimum, then it won't intrude in my work status. I'd love to hear your opinions as to what is assistance and what is paid work? How do you define a service in our business of sourcing, networking, and match making?