This Guy’s Approach To Me On LinkedIn Was Total Crap!
So just yesterday, I wrote about how I was featured in a colleague’s end-of-the-year, beginning-of-a-new-year blog (“22 𝙅𝙤𝙗 𝙎𝙚𝙖𝙧𝙘𝙝 𝙏𝙧𝙚𝙣𝙙𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙋𝙧𝙚𝙙𝙞𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 2022”) about some advice on what to do as job seekers during the fresh beginnings that are heading our way this weekend.
My advice was for job seekers to “𝘋𝘦𝘮𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴. 𝘐𝘮𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘱𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘢 𝘣𝘪𝘨 𝘳𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘭𝘢𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘮𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴. 𝘐 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘢 𝘭𝘰𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘫𝘰𝘣 𝘴𝘦𝘦𝘬𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘲𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦 𝘧𝘳𝘢𝘯𝘬𝘭𝘺 𝘩𝘢𝘷𝘦 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘣𝘶𝘪𝘭𝘵 𝘶𝘱 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘣𝘶𝘴𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 𝘢𝘤𝘶𝘮𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘪𝘳 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘷𝘦𝘳𝘣𝘢𝘭 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘢𝘬𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘷𝘪𝘰𝘶𝘴. 𝘘𝘶𝘪𝘤𝘬 𝘴𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦, “𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘮𝘺 𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦, 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘥𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘬?” 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘢𝘯 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘰𝘳 𝘢 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘬 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘳𝘶𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘪𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭𝘴, 𝘳𝘦𝘤𝘳𝘶𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴, 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘤𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘦𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘴/𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘶𝘮𝘦 𝘸𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘭𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘮𝘺𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧.”
Flash forwards to today. Ole’ Sammy here (and honestly, having checked out the profile, it seems like spammy, bunk profile, thus why the sarcasm) reached out to me with one simple line —
𝙸 𝚊𝚖 𝚕𝚘𝚘𝚔𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊 𝚓𝚘𝚋 𝚠𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚑 𝚘𝚗𝚎 𝚍𝚘 𝚢𝚘𝚞 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎?
Honestly, I am the type who really doesn’t mind how you greet me, but when you literally just ping me:
⛔ Without any introduction.
⛔ Without any sincerity.
⛔ Without any preparation.
✅ It makes you look bad.
✅ It makes you look sloppy.
✅ It makes you look needy.
👉 And sure, we all need something, but I’m not going to go out and just start pinging people I think can help me meet those needs without some thinking or honest information sharing.
👉 How can I help this person that I need help from? How can I make an honest connection? How can I show my empathy?
1️⃣ This is the train of thought to have…not gimme, gimme, gimme.
2️⃣ Rather, here, here, here, take my knowledge. Take my expertise. Take my advice.
3️⃣ Then, you ask.
Too bad we’re not operating with this mentality towards all our connections.
We may just be missing out on that one connection that could’ve made an impact or possibly changed your life.
👊 Go be your best self! Have a kick-butt 2022! ✊
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