Getting Hired for a Job on Clubhouse is Possible

getting hired for your dream job can start on clubhouse

The goal is getting hired. If you are seeking your dream job and think it can’t start on Clubhouse, think again. Getting hired is possible as you network on Clubhouse to land a job.

Erik’s story of getting hired began with him asking to speak on the stage in a Clubhouse room. He had an interview the next morning at 8 AM. An offer followed that interview in less than three weeks. 

On February 3rd, I was listening in a Clubhouse room while I was making dinner. The live conversation was focused on Erik Corzberg telling his story about how he landed a job by being on Clubhouse.

This career move was a reinvention based on personality and transferable skills.

Erik will be a Commercial Sales Rep for SecurityScorecard, an organization that protects tech companies from hackers by managing their global cybersecurity risks. 

Over the last ten years, Erik grew a staffing business from zero to $4M in sales by closing deals with companies like Google, Facebook, and Apple. When COVID hit, business was not as plentiful. 

Erik had developed a keen interest in Software as a Service (SaaS). He had a pretty good knowledge of technology and applications and thought it would be a perfect move in his career to sell software.

Last year, he spent a lot of time engaging on LinkedIn to make connections, create content, and he posted every day.

Also, Erik set up many Zoom coffees with others who were out of work and with people employed in SaaS.  

Erik noted that in the last four weeks, lightbulbs kept going off in his head. He became highly motivated in his job search and read books and listened to podcasts. He immersed himself in circles of people in sales and SaaS, especially in Clubhouse rooms. 

One night, he met some folks on Clubhouse and, a week later, these individuals were in the same room when he announced he was looking for a job in SaaS. Someone else mentioned they were looking to hire. Erik was immediately supported by his new Clubhouse friends in this room of only about 20 people. By speaking up, he had an offer for an 8 AM interview the next morning. 

This situation is remarkable, as Erik has only been on Clubhouse for a month. He had spent about 10 to 20 hours a week on this voice-only platform, continuing to network, not knowing if he would land a job or not. 

Be positive!

He felt he needed to keep on going and continue to be positive while listening to many conversations by the “brilliant and wonderful people” he met. 

He took lots of notes from the sales, management, and motivation tips people shared. Another strategy he used was to follow every person in the room and then tapped on the bell on their profile so he could choose to be notified when that person spoke “always.” “sometimes,” and “never ever.”  

After the room concluded, Erik followed up on LinkedIn, connecting with all the people in the room. Then he took it a step further and created custom 30-second videos on Vidyard and sent them out to some people he met and before any interview. 

This brilliant 30-second video technique is what we learned from one of our previous speakers, Trevor Houston. Follow his #whoyaknow hashtag and join in on his show.

Thank people!

A tip Erik wanted to share is to make sure you thank people for their time. Also, thank them even if you get a call back when they note you were not the company’s first choice. With a gracious thank you, it may keep the communications open for the future. 

Other tips he offered was to negotiate your salary and never undervalue yourself. 

If you need to learn more about Clubhouse, read this and this, which are the previous two week’s articles. Please note that the first article was incorrectly published as Are You Part of LinkedIn’s Clubhouse? and should have been Are You Part of LinkedIn’s Clubhouse Conversation? 

If you are not on Clubhouse and seek a job or clients, maybe it’s time to download that app if you have an iPhone or an iPad and follow the #clubhouse hashtag on LinkedIn. 

If you need to learn more about LinkedIn, sign up for the third Saturday of the month in 2021 for a three house workshop on Zoom.

Your Clubhouse BIO vs. Your LinkedIn Headline

Should Your Clubhouse BIO match your LinkedIn Headline?

Clubhouse BIO vs. LinkedIn headline – should they match or not?

Clubhouse keeps gaining popularity, and it’s inspiring at the same time that it’s a time suck, though a potential lead magnet for entrepreneurs.

However, it is not just for entrepreneurs. There are clubs for job seekers, nonprofits, social media, hobbies, and vocational and personal interests. Seek, and ye shall find. 

Your Clubhouse BIOs vs. your LinkedIn headlines – so why do do some people not include them?

You will also find celebrities and influencers on the platform, but you must access it from an iPhone or an iPad. They do not have the platform ready yet for Androids. 

So how do you find what you are looking for, specifically? It is not by hashtags. Clubhouse searches are based on keywords and emojis. Yes, that’s right, emojis. You get to have fun and show your creativity.

Don’t write in paragraphs on the platform, either. People’s eyes will glaze over. Short bullets, white space, and sections are what is happening in BIOs. People are creating sections through the use of lines with words or emojis:

__________ word __________          __________ emoji __________

The first three lines are the most critical, though. That’s where you want to pack it with keywords about what you do. The headline of 220 characters on LinkedIn is similar to the first three lines on Clubhouse.

After you create your first three lines on Clubhouse, go back to the magnifying glass at the top left and enter the keyword(s) you chose to see how you rank. 

As you know, it’s a beautiful thing to be ranked on the first page of Google, and the same goes for Clubhouse. 

So how do you determine your best keywords for these platforms? Do your research and test and tweak and modify accordingly. There are a couple of articles I previously wrote about keywords for LinkedIn here and here, so apply the same principles to Clubhouse.

There are some links for emojis in this previously published article, as well as search on emojipedia.  

Had I not participated in the Welcome Room, the Town Hall with the founders of Clubhouse, and a special club to discuss BIOs, I would never have known about what is termed as “knowledge bombs” regarding the BIO that people are dropping.  

People freely share their expertise on this platform to gain followers on Twitter, Instagram, websites, LinkedIn, and other platforms. You can list the links in your BIO, but they are not clickable hyperlinks.

When you get to speak on the platform, people look at your profile, and you may gain followers. Also, you can ask for advice or share your own knowledge bombs in the areas of your expertise. Here are the latest statistics about Clubhouse

You need to use your real first and last name, but your handle can either be your name or your branded handle that you use on other social media. 

If you are not on Clubhouse yet, download the app from the app store and snag your handle. Someone you know may invite you in. 

As you participate on the platform, you will get invites to invite others. 

As previously mentioned in last week’s article, you may want to jazz up the background behind your profile picture for your Clubhouse photo. If so, check out Profile Picture Maker. Some folks are rebranding themselves on LinkedIn with this same more colorful photo, while others are not. 

Have you read the previous article about Clubhouse?

Have fun with those emojis!

Clubhouse is a hot trend in LinkedIn conversations

Clubhouse a hot trend in LinkedIn conversations and where the cool kids are congregating. You can find it by following #clubhouse

 Are you part of Clubhouse? It’s the hottest trend on LinkedIn, but is not part of LinkedIn. Clubhouse is what the cool kids are discussing. You can find it on LinkedIn by following the hashtag #clubhouse.

You will find celebrities participating on this 24/7 platform. Note that these celebrities are not incognito, as everyone needs to use their real name. 

The Clubhouse platform is in beta mode, yet it seems to be the hottest new social media app that is audio-based and brings together people worldwide. 

It’s like a live interactive podcast and radio talk show, though you must be invited to speak by the club’s moderator.

People are meeting, connecting, sharing stories, viewpoints, chatting, teaching, learning, networking, making new friends, etc.

Currently, it is only available for iPhones and iPads with a download from the app store. You will have to wait if you are an Android user. The developers, Paul Davison and Rohan Seth, need to hire more programmers to build for the droids.  

According to CNBC, by May 2020, with only 1500 users, it was already valued at $100 million. It is now reported to have over 600K users as of December 2020. 

The beauty of this platform is that you can multitask – aka listen and work on other things. When you participate in clubs or run your own club, you earn invites to invite others. I tend to listen while I cook!

If you don’t get an invite yourself, you can download the app from the App Store and enter your profile and hope someone will sponsor you. If you have an invite, you can gain access. When you set up your BIO, you can add some pizzazz by including emojis. 

Note that the website is bare-bones at joinclubhouse.com. The team uses the app notion.so for their productivity workspace documents. Notion is a competitor to Evernote

There is the good, the bad, and the ugly on Clubhouse.

Some experts freely share their knowledge, and you will leave with new nuggets of wisdom or inspiration. 

You will attend other sessions that are, let’s say, meh. People share what you already know, so you leave empty-handed and wonder why you wasted your time.

And then there are the ugly sessions where people spew knowledge of what they know, but they really don’t know what they don’t know. There may be others exhibiting inappropriate behavior or hate speech and, in that case, are removed.

Please read and understand their Community Guidelines

There have even been music jamming sessions where people are sharing their musical talents.

Here is an excellent Clubhouse Intro from John Esperian, who explains all of the basics with some visuals.

You might want to join the Welcome room on Wednesdays and also the Town Hall on Sundays.

Just know that the maximum amount if people in a room is 5000 and they have reached that on occasion.

Are you wondering why you have a little party hat on your profile? That identifies you as a new member in the first seven days.

If you want to jazz up the background behind your profile picture for your Clubhouse photo, check out Profile Picture Maker

So, I hope you can get on Clubhouse and see what all the buzz is about these days on LinkedIn and other social media.

When you do, make sure you follow people and clubs that are in your interest area so the algorithm knows what to suggest to you.

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Lynne Williams is the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Area Great Careers Group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that provides career education and networking. Lynne also writes for vista.today, montco.today, and delco.today