In general, I believe your peers want to help you, especially if they see that you’re struggling.
But, they need to “see” that you’re struggling and what you’ve done already, not just hear about your sob story about getting certs, badges and no interviews.
Over the weekend, I was working on my swimming and there is a guy in the pool who I often see.
He’s a good, experienced swimmer, I’m not.
After our swim session, he says, “hey, you should get some goggles, they’ll help you tremendously”.
We had never spoken before and it opened up some additional conversation.
I think this happened for a few reasons:
1. He’d seen me there at least 4-5 times before. (my consistency)
2. He was good at something, had been doing it for awhile, and wanted to help others/me. (his generosity)
3. He saw that I was putting a valid attempt in to get better (my effort).
If you’re not getting the additional help that you feel you need, think about if there’s other things that you can do to show others your consistency and effort.
It will often lead to the generosity of others.