Raise your hand if you crowd source advice?
Webster’s Dictionary defines crowd sourcing as: the practice of obtaining information or input into a task or project by enlisting the services of a large number of people, either paid or unpaid, typically via the Internet. Crowd sourcing can be great. I recently asked my Facebook friends for restaurant suggestions in Chapel Hill, NC. I got some great recommendations! BUT do you really want to crowdsource your career advice?
Here are a few questions to consider.
▪️ Are your friends qualified to give it? Do they study resume trends or interview tactics?
▪️ Are they giving you values-based advice? Do you value the same things?
▪️ If you are asking a friend to review your resume or help you with a job search strategy– are they going to give it the time it really needs to be done well? I spend 10-15 hours (or more) re-writing resumes.