I like giving credit where it’s due, and hand out the kudos for people trying their hand at something new.
Sharing your #job and #career aspirations though, is not something to be trifled with. It’s important that you get it right, the first time around - because you never know who might be looking at your profile (well, the folks at @LinkedIn do, as they are designing the search algorithms!).
Here we have the profile of an “Aspiring Software Engineering Student…..” - really? Is he aspiring to be a student? Or, is he aspiring to work in engineering? I think it is the latter.
As a hiring manager or decision-maker, it is not my job to interpret what a person is trying to say. Instead, the person looking for work ought to do that work for me. S/he needs to use the right language, understand the big picture, watch for typos and incorrect language. S/he has to show me that they’ve done the legwork to present themselves in the most positive possible light.
As a hiring manager / decision-maker, I’m looking for people with technical and #communication smarts, because I know that on-the-job success is attributable to both of these - often weighted more to soft skills because we work in teams.
So, when I see a profile like this, I wonder about the person’s attention to detail and overall seriousness, even though he might have the technical chops.
Words matter - particularly in @LinkedIn headlines - and they can’t be overestimated regarding their importance in creating a positive 1st impression.