Hiring consultants is a little bit like gambling. Or asking a magic 8-ball for help. Or throwing a penny in a wishing well. Or at least – hiring consultants used to be like that. Now, with the help of social media technology, you can make much better decisions based on data that isn’t strictly an advertisement.
For instance, you can look up social reviews when you’re wondering about consultants to hire in the financial realm, as a life coach, as a fitness instructor, as a nutritionist, or even as your promotion staff. Honest online reviews of people in all of these positions can be tremendously helpful.
In the Financial Realm
At some point, you may want to get a loan. It could be a personal loan. Or a business loan. You may need information about settlements. But you’ll notice that almost every loan company or institution makes themselves sound like the best thing ever. That’s where mobile social media comes into play. You can check to see what people have said about these firms on the fly, and you can even use online critique as a way to leverage yourself into a better bargaining position, in some cases.
The Life Coach Phenomenon
Choosing a life coach, assuming that you have the resources for it, can indeed be life-changing. But again, for as many awesome people there are out there willing to exchange their expertise for your money, there are a lot of scammers out there as well. If you don’t want to fall into the trap, use social media devices to sniff out people who are using bad psychology or business practices.
Working Out and Getting Fit
There are lots of tech-savvy ways to get fit. In fact, there are so many, it may feel impossible to choose which one is right for you, because of all the hype associated with them. You may choose to get a consultant (i.e. a personal trainer) to help you sort through your options. To combat chaotic attempts however, it’s smart to look deep into social reviews of various companies and methods, and see what the ration of satisfaction to dissatisfaction is before signing up.
Eating Right With the Right Nutritionist
Another popular kind of consultant is the nutritionist. As far as social media reviews go, this is going to be where your search is going to be if the person is trying to sell you anything other than your health. If you sense that you’re being sold products rather than a lifestyle, try someone else.
And finally, if you’ve ever tried to promote anything yourself, like an event or a business idea that you have, you know how miserable it can be. And that’s why you hire promoters for you as consultants. However, if you look at promotion company websites or social media indicators and they have fewer contacts than you do, then it’s time to pass on by.