Let’s finally talk LINKEDIN! This is a platform that I’m a big believer in and feel everyone should be on it, especially if you are looking for a new job, or maybe want new business opportunities for your business. In this video we will discuss why and how you should get on LinkedIn, hope you enjoy!
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Everything is on my horizon. Good morning. Good afternoon. Or good evening, depending on when you’re tuning in. My name is Jonathan and you are watching the JTH show today. Let’s talk LinkedIn, but first bro, that intro. Alright, so this is a video that I’ve been promising a lot of you.
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So everybody that has DME mom, here it is. Okay. So I am a big supporter of LinkedIn, unlike other social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram or a tech talk for those of you guys are not familiar. Of course, right? LinkedIn is for career and business professionals. It’s a, also a tool that you can find a lot of business opportunities.
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You know, whether you’re in selves or even if you have your own business. And you know, you’re trying to get the word out about your business overall. It’s a great tool, but I think for as long as it has been available to the world and it has been available for quite a while. In fact, according to Wikipedia, it’s been available since before or months before to be fair months before MySpace. So it’s not a new platform. Many of you guys maybe have heard about it have seen it.
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It’s the one with the little L it’s blue, but at the same time, it is concerning to me that there are so many individuals that have like no effing idea or not even no interest in LinkedIn. Now, LinkedIn, it’s not just for those that are looking for a job or those that want to do business or do sales. Like I just mentioned, LinkedIn is a phenomenal, it’s funny. I just got a notification from LinkedIn it’s series, listening that it’s going to boost your resume.
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It’s going to boost the skills that you say you have in ways that you have no idea. Now it’s going to do that. If you know how to set up LinkedIn, if you know what to do with it, like anybody else, you know, I wasn’t born with knowing everything. And you know, the first few years when I opened up LinkedIn, it was kind of just like the static background they give you and, you know, default, whatever back on they give you and, you know, put like a couple of jobs.
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I put jobs from way back when I was in high school. And I was like, Oh, I guess that’s what it is. You know? And then I started digging into it deeper. And then I act well, and to be fair, it was out of a need, right. A company a long time ago that sold, or I used to work, you know, kind of like say, Hey, you guys are going to be out of a job in October FYI. And it was the first time that after being comfortable for so many years, like seven, eight years, I’m like, shit, alright job.
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Back, back in the job market. So how is this going to work? Now? Funny enough, I had been interviewing in that company. That was one of my duties areas to do interviews and hire. And I remember seeing some individuals walk in with like a LinkedIn URL. In fact, I almost remember somebody having that QR code, which I found a very interesting company. We’re talking by the way back in 2000 and man 13, maybe even before a long time ago.
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Right. And now I was like, okay, this, this is kind of interesting, right? At the time of course we had the Facebooks and stuff like that. And I was like, okay. I mean, I never really went to the, to the, to the links. I just saw the resume. Now, one thing that in today by today’s standards, I completely disagree. And I actually still hire, not directly, even with my own company, there are someone else that handles it and where the company that I wore for right now, you know, I participate, but I don’t, I’m not as hands on as I used to be.
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But now I have a different perspective of the resumes, a traditional resume. Now I will say this. It’s not that it’s not important. It’s not that you should go. You know, I don’t know. And if you have copies in your house and just grab them, burn them, throw them away. No, no, no. That’s not what I’m saying. What I’m saying is the traditional resume. Nowadays, if you really want to take advice, by the way, from someone that has been directly involved in hiring and actively aggressively on LinkedIn, it has gotten really good at business from LinkedIn.
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Listen, now the resume should be more of a business card right now. Some people still have the very traditional, you know, a front letter cover or a cover letter or whatever, a little statement about themselves, the resume, some references, some letters of recommendation. That’s all beautiful. It’s all great. I’m not saying all that is worthless, but it’s does not in, it will not do what it does, what LinkedIn can do for you.
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So what can LinkedIn do for you? Well, to start with, if Don and set up properly, LinkedIn will actively connect you because, because there’s an algorithm, it’s an app with an algorithm like any other freaking app. But in this case, based on your experience, based on some keyboard, key words, excuse me, you put in there that you know of things that you know how to do, or even recommendations you have called a God wants. It’s not a sponsor is a kind of like a reference, someone that says, you know, Hey voucher, you know, so, so you know their, their skills, you know, they’re legit, God, the words escaping me.
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But anyways, you can have that. You can ask for that by the way, from coworkers, right, as you start growing your LinkedIn, you can even print out a version of your LinkedIn. That looks pretty damn good. It looks just like a resume. If you want it to now going back to the algorithm, it’ll start connecting you with other people within your field. So let’s just say you are in the marketing field or you are in maybe in the construction field, whatever field you’re in, it’s going to categorize you right by that industry.
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And you’re start suggesting like, Hey, by the way, you know, here are some people that you should know, you have that on Facebook all the time. You have not on other applications or like, Oh, you know this person’s on here as well. This contact of yours. Now the beauty of it is that it’ll recommend people that is going to be, you know, at your reach that could give you that, that boost or get you into that company that you’ve been wanting to get in without needing your Theo, your deals help to get into the company, right. Or a friend’s house.
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That to me is so, so, so bad because you can directly send a message to that individual. You can say, Hey, I just saw your LinkedIn. There’s a reason they’re there. There’s a reason you’re there. So there is not going to be like, you reach out to me. You Stucker. It’s not a Facebook man. You know, you, you know, in Facebook, it’s in a weird, or even Instagram, you just reach out to random people in the M you know, here on LinkedIn it’s business. Right. They understand the vast majority, if not all people on there understand that they’re going to get hit up with opportunities with pitches.
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I get, I don’t know how many is it fun? No, they get all after a while, but I was there once. So when I get people saying, Hey, Hey, I got it. Someone asked me and my buddy of mine saying, Hey, I know you’re the director and your buddy is a vice president. Can I take you guys out to coffee? And you know, I will relax an opportunity in your company it’s business. How else would you do that? Other than if she knew some other people in the company, or she maybe just walked in there and said Connecticut or coffee, which will be kind of weird, right?
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Or she, you know, she may be how to email, send letters, LinkedIn, you know, smooth. It was as, you know, a message, a direct message, not invasive, you know, open it up. And I’m like, yeah, sure. You know, we will love to have a conversation with you. No problem. You know, she was interested in the job. She didn’t unfortunately have the qualifications for it. Is it wasn’t an entry level position, but still it had it had, it gives her, it gave her that edge, right. To at least say, Hey, I was able to talk to someone, you know? And even after she’s like, Hey, do you know anywhere else that I can possibly apply?
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Since, you know, we’re all in the same industry I happily gave her a reference, right? So if you’re not LinkedIn, you should be, you should look into it. You shouldn’t have it on your phone. Just as part of the other social media apps. I have a folder on my iPhone that says social media and it’s right there on the front, right along with all the other fun ones. Why let’s go into the business opportunities before I started working where I work now, I, I started getting a lot of hits from the company where I work. Now, it started just connecting me.
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Cause I was in the telemarketing. A lot of my skills or down the were almost came to me. That was gonna say embrace. Then I embrace. They, they, they started showing up as part of like my recommendations. So some people that are no longer there, I just reached out to, and not long after that, I started getting, you know, I attached my LinkedIn with other hiring sources and it just pinged me and said, Hey, maybe you should talk to the owner.
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Talk to him long story short. You know, I am now. And that came through the influence of LinkedIn, which is phenomenal. Right? A lot of people that have asked me in the past, like, Hey, I’ve been working here for about two years or I’ve been working here for about a year. I wanna move on. What should I do? You know, where do I start? Oh my God, my, my, my resume has been updated in some time. How do I update it? Stop worrying about your resume. If you want to make an impression in a company that in my opinion is going to probably be a really good representation of what’s happening actively in the world as going to be more of a 21st century company versus a company that’s maybe behind the curve and does everything on paper still, you’re going to want to impress them with a really polished and nice LinkedIn that has a description.
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Now here’s, here’s like one of my final things. A lot of times you’ll notice that you’ll have people try to fudge the, you know, their, their resume by either putting hidden word and then submitting him through these. Cause I see that all these legit hacks of like, Ooh, put all these keywords that you want a job and then put him in why you put him in a really smart, small font and in submit, I mean, you’re lying to yourself. I I’ve seen those hacks. And I’m like, why, why would anybody do that? Just because you allegedly want to go to the top of the list.
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So it wasn’t a happen once you’re at the top of the list, a lot of these job opportunities out there nowadays require for you to have really strong or be really technologically inclined, right? To know how to even set up a printer of, you need to, to know how to work in small offices, you know, and how to maybe even behave as a corporate, even if you’re in a small office. I mean, there’s a ton of variations out there that require for you to be really good and think on your feet with tech. So if you put all these keywords and hidden white font or white color font or whatever, and you submit it, you jumped on top of lists and then you don’t even know how to work, you know, between a Mac and a PC, regardless of what your opinion is about Mac, by the way, you can have your bidding, whatever you want, but there’s tons of companies that will have both.
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And we’ll have you work on either simultaneously here, here’s a, here’s a Mac. That’s what you got to work in. What good does it does to put maybe a keyword hidden that you didn’t even notice like expert PC user and Mac user. And it’s like, okay, go to the control center. And you’re like, where’s the right click when there’s no right click technically in Mac, unless you enable it. That’s just an example. Right? So anyways, on LinkedIn, on the other hand, you can literally have actual people, actual people if they are also of course, LinkedIn, go ahead.
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And basically you can vouch for the, for what you say, you know, how to do that is in my opinion, a hell of a lot better than a reference letter that you probably had someone type up and they did it out of obligation. And you know, it’s like maybe they didn’t maybe the data and maybe it wasn’t mom. Maybe he was you, you know, playing the part. I have seen so many things out there. Furthermore, a lot of people, a lot of hearts managers like, please keep your resume to one sheet. That’s the standard. Yeah. The fucking 1995.
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Like, can you summarize everything you say, you know how to do everything? You say you are on a one sheet of paper. Now you say, well, can I do it on a one LinkedIn page? It doesn’t give you a fucking limit, dude, like boost, keep it to two jobs and then move on. No, I mean, you want to, you had like 10 jobs for some reason. Go crazy, go on, add all your skills, all your bullet points. Cause it’ll open it up. Right. And someone hiring, I do it when I have to, you know, participate in hiring, I’ll go to LinkedIn, look it up.
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And I’m like, okay, wow. Look at their skills. If you have any kind of certifications, you can put them right on there. You can have links to those. You can check my LinkedIn out. Right? My full name. People will see that I own these companies that I, I work as a director in his other company that I’ve done consultant jobs. I mean, they’ll see a whole resume of me. What are my aspirations? What I want to do, you know, instead of just putting some very genetic like, objection, objective, I think it is right. I’ve had a head on a while and it’s like, what is my objective is to change it for this company, change it for this other company.
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And then you just lying out of your effing teeth. In my opinion, if you put as much love and for those of you guys are happy, by the way, congratulations. You know what I’m talking about. If you put out as much, love, real love into your LinkedIn, as much as you put into any of the other social media platforms, trust me, you will notice the big difference in the long run when you want to go out and start scanning for a job, which by the way, if I didn’t mention already, LinkedIn has a feature that you can turn on and off. When you are open to hearing about a job, you know, you don’t necessarily need to be looking for a job, but who knows if the right opportunity actually comes knocking to you, does it sound a little out there?
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Sure. I’ve had people reach out to me. They haven’t been the right opportunities in comparison to what I have now. But I had one, I had one probably about, I don’t know, a few months ago, right. Someone that forwarded something over. If I wanted to do some managerial job for, I think it was like state farm or something. Right. It was, it was out of what I wanted to do. I didn’t even get into salary talks or anything like that. It just, I am comfortable with what I’m doing. So I don’t, you know, I wasn’t open to that and I’m like, Oh, wait a minute.
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Why did I get reached out to, I went in there. I’m like, Oh, I had that damn thing. Turn on. Right. Turn it off. Boom done. Now. It’s great. And that’s where I got this inspiration from doing this video. It’s like, Oh wow. I wonder how many people don’t even know that that’s in there. Right. So anyways, it was a short one. I mean yeah, 15 minutes, but it’s a short one. It just kind of like maybe a wake up call to those of you guys that either are on LinkedIn have heard about LinkedIn. Don’t even know where LinkedIn is. A little bit of a wake up call. You should be on there.
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You can DM me. You’re welcome. I welcome him. Like I always do. And I can give you some pointers. I’m willing to even look at your LinkedIn. I’ll tell you how it looks. Look at mine. Right? I’ll put the link somewhere there or there. I bet somewhere. I can never tell. Cause my face is like this so that we around, but somewhere I’ll put it there. Just scroll here. Bob scrolling here now and you just look at the video. Okay. And, or the, the LinkedIn page. I I’d say I’ve gotten compliments on mine. So mine’s a pretty good starter at least if anything at different today, guys, thanks for watching.
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Hope you have a great rest of your day. Make sure you like and subscribe until next time. See ya.