Everyone likes to help friends when they’re job hunting.
What they don’t like is having their time wasted. Here’s how to avoid that:
When someone asks you what kind of job do not say “I’m open to new opportunities” because when they then give you a couple of ideas and (they’ll do that up to three times), and you say “no not interested” or something like that, they’ll never talk to you again. Because they now know you haven’t a clue and they can’t help you.