You Can Laugh At This Video, Just Be Sure To Learn From It.
January 30, 2016
Someone shared this video with me a few weeks ago and it made me laugh hard enough to cry. It is just under four minutes long and should give a great boost to your day
This hysterical video was produced by filmmakers "Joseph & Joseph." If anyone knows anything about them, please share it in the comments on this post. Once you are done laughing. We can discuss some of the VERY valid points made in this video
PROFANITY IS NOT PROFESSIONAL
You would think this is point is clear. Everyone knows bad language when they see it or say it. Dropping an F bomb on your profile is not going to help you make connections.
IT'S OK TO BE PASSIONATE, JUST NOT A CLICHE
I am sure the first person that ever said "Like A Boss" or "LOL" or "At The End OF The Day" really felt like they had created something and now really regrets it. Scan your profile, do you use any sayings that are overused or worse, inappropriate?
"REUBEN JONES HAS DISTINGUISHED HIMSELF ON MANY LEVELS"
DO not refer to yourself in the third person. It does not make you cool, it makes you arrogant.
"IGNORE THE PROFILE PIC"
Better yet, I think I will ignore you. I once had a connection tell me to ignore her profile because she uses it to teach her students the wrong way to set up a profile. I teach people that too, but I do it, by showing them the right way and explaining examples of the wrong way.
"FUSING A MULTICULTURAL KNOWLEDGE..."
Big, vague words don't make people like you. It just makes people not understand you or your message. Write your profile the same way you explain yourself when meeting people for the first time ( a good moment to mention again, no profanity). Some of you may struggle with explaining yourself in simple language. Find a Toastmasters group near you to work on your public speaking and the words you choose.
A WORD ABOUT BUZZWORDS
If your describe yourself as "A seasoned dynamic professional that loves working in a team environment" you are not helping the person reading your profile determine what your value is. Instead you should describe your passions and your skills. When people write recommendations about you and describe you as "A seasoned dynamic professional" THEN you are on to something. Those flattering words coming from others gives you credibility.
WHAT MADE YOU LAUGH?
There are many funny tidbits in this video. What are some of your favorites that I did not mention? What have you seen on people's profiles that made you cringe? Share some of your horror stories. I promise to share one of mine for each of yours ( and I promise, I won't run out). You can also connect with me on LinkedIn and send me a private message to continue the conversation firstname.lastname@example.org