My answer may surprise you . . . but, then again, I give No BS advice.
Is engaging with LinkedIn groups worth the hassle?
The answer is… Not if you go into it with that attitude.
LinkedIn groups unlike your relationship, not a one trick pony. It's not like you're going to spend five minutes to get instant results.
If you think of your career has only your current job search. What you need to think of getting involved with LinkedIn groups as being is the opportunity to develop relationships that each of you can benefit over the course of time.
Your attended your attitude about this is like, "(whine) Oh I have to take medicine that tastes bad . . . Yada yada yada." You are a whiner about it. LinkedIn groups is about creating the relationships where you can both benefit over the course of time.
Now you make it nothing out of it, but like many investments, you get more as of some than others and you don't know until you start investing it's the same with LinkedIn groups.
LinkedIn groups are an opportunity to create relationships with people and organizations outside of your current sphere. Anything wrong with that? No!
As every relationship that you've been involved with they worth your time in the past? No. You still got involved with, right? Why is this any different?
I'll simply say if you go into it with this added to of, "it's a hassle," "it's a problem," whining all the time, it will be worth the time you invest in it. However, if you go into an open heart and the willingness to care for others, instead of with this resentment about having to waste YOUR TIME, doing THIS KIND OF THING, don't bother.
Do you really think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
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