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Are you following the right people on LinkedIn?

There is a plethora of information on how to find a job. Yes, I did just want to use that word in a sentence.

But, really, there is so much information out there on how to find a job, but still job seekers complain that they can’t find a job.

Now, my question to you is, are you following the right people? I personally hate lists, so I won’t give you a list, but below are a few ways you can ensure you are following the right advice.

  1. First and foremost, the person giving the advice, check their background. Are they a recruiter or career coach? If not, stop reading and dismiss any advice they give you. Because they most likely don’t know what they are talking about. The only exception to this rule is if they are a hiring manager at the company you want to work for.

  2. Is the recruiter/career coach specialized in your field? I know career coaches who sometimes specialize in certain types of hiring situations. Finding a new job in certain fields, changing careers, etc.

  3. What is the success rate of this person? Look at their recommendation, ask them questions. How many people have they placed/helped find a job? Their success ratio is directly tied to yours.

  4. Is this person asking you to engage in their posts or articles for their own sake of getting “likes”? Or are they giving out free advice?

There is so much advice available out there, whether you want to pay a career coach is up to you. You might not need it, but don’t pay someone who will tell you how to “hack your growth” so you can land a job. That’s not how that works. That’s not how the cheese triangles go.

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