Also known as #WeeklyWordsofWisdom, Weekly Words of Wisdom aims to educate those interested in different industries, especially tech. In varying weeks, Jonathan will do a selfie video with a student/professional and ask them a question/advice regarding their respective industry or overall advice.
Raul Audelo is currently the VP of Digital Engagement for ALPFA Nationals. He also leads the ALPFA Nationals Ambassador program.
Question: What advice would you have for students attending ALPFA Convention?
Joel Hansen is currently a Business Development Manager at Skidmore Group as well as a Youth Editor for LinkedIn. He is also a TEDx Speaker and has spoken at multiple events in Canada, California, and Seattle to name a few.
Question: What advice would you have for creating your own events and getting into public speaking?
Becca Woodberry currently works onsite as a Software Engineer Recruiter at Waymo. Previously, she was a Software Engineer Recruiter at LinkedIn.
Question: What advice would you have in regards to 1) Productivity and 2) Having a positive mindset?
Jonathan Javier (in Jordan).
My own #WeeklyWordsofWisdom when I was a featured speaker for the largest IT event in the Mena region (Mena ICT Forum).
Question: How do you strengthen your personal brand on a global scale?
Linda King is currently a Senior Customer Success Manager at LinkedIn as well as the Co-Lead for Women at LinkedIn ERG.
Question: What does LinkedIn's vision mean to you?
James Binford is currently a Threat Intelligence Lead for Google Cloud. He earned his MBA from The University of Texas at Austin and will be transitioning into a new role at KPMG.
Question: Why and how did you change from the banking industry to the tech industry?
Sarah Grosz is currently a Content Strategist and Growth Hacker at Tapcart. She also works on many initiatives including #techin10 and was previously a Growth Hacker at BAMF Media.
Question: What advice would you have for someone who's trying to create their own content on LinkedIn?
Germain Louie is currently a Senior at UC Irvine. He is also a LinkedIn Campus Editor as well as a LinkedIn Local Host, working on different initiatives including #gerMAINtalks.
Question: How can someone break into the tech industry in a non-tech role?
Nanditha Gandi is currently a Finance Process Manager at Google. Before working for Google, she previously worked as an Analyst at Juniper Networks and Senior Risk Consultant at EY.
Question: What is the most important skill a candidate should display when applying to a tech company?
Sam Park and Mike Di Genova.
Sam Park is currently the Founder/Chief of Strategy for InstinctX Ltd. and an Entrepreneur for NEXT Canada. Aside from being an entrepreneur, he is a speaker for many different initiatives including Impact Mentality and other organizations/universities.
Mike Di Genova is currently the CEO at Basilisk. He recently graduated from McGill University and will be releasing another business/company in the next few months.
Question: What advice would you have for someone trying to be an entrepreneur in today's society?
Isaiah De La Cruz.
Isaiah De La Cruz is currently a student from California State University-East Bay. Aside from working as a Financial Planner for David White & Associates, he is an ALPFA National Ambassador Lead and a LinkedIn Campus Editor.
Question: What advice would you have for someone who's trying to create their own content, specifically videos, on LinkedIn?
Jalil Ahmad is currently an Active Channels Specialist at Google. He previously interned at Google in the BOLD program, graduating from San Jose State University in 2017.
Question: What resume tips would you have for someone's who's looking to apply to a company like Google/tech company?
Cecil Apostol is currently a Principal Account Manager at Google. He is also the Program Manager, Chief of Staff, and Community Building Lead for the Filipino Googler Network (FGN).
Question: What advice would you have for someone trying to get into sales in the tech industry?
Tiffany Parra is currently a Recruiting Coordinator at LinkedIn. Outside of work, she hosts her own podcast called Work in Progress and is the Creator of #Flexwithfood.
Question: How do you balance yourself between your work and your initiatives?
Goldie Chan is a LinkedIn Top Voice 2018/Stanford Alum as well as holds multiple positions for VidCon, Shorty Awards, and WeWork to name a few. She is also a LinkedIn Instructor (Example of course here) and Contributor for Forbes while also leading strategy at her social media agency, Warm Robots. She has been featured on Forbes, Adweek Inc. Magazine, and more. Lastly, she has had many speaking engagements such as at Forbes 30 Under 30 Summit, Stacking Growth Conference, and many others planned.
Nelson Arias is currently a Consulting Analyst for Accenture. He also is an ALPFA Nationals Ambassador and has held multiple leadership positions in LatinX communities.
Question: What advice would you have for someone attending career/networking events?
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