Job-SearchWe know the feeling all too well.

You’re in a job just itching to get out, you’re putting feelers out all over the place to network and you’re getting a little anxious. We get it.

According to a piece in The New York Post, one parent wanted advice as to whether or not he or she should enlist the services of a career coach for his or her job hunting daughter.

Gregory Giangrande, human resources executive in the media industry, suggested exhausting all of your free resources first. Ask your friends and family for advice, reach out to career services at your alma mater and ask for informational interviews.

He writes, “There are few absolutes in the job search, but one is never to pay for a headhunter or job placement firm. They make money placing you. For the average job seeker, I’d exhaust all other free advice from those in your network before retaining the services of a coach.”