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I'm joining LinkedIn Learning as an instructor! ๐Ÿค—

Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ on February 03, 2020

Hello, users! ๐Ÿ‘‹ Today I'm celebrating that I joined LinkedIn Learning as an instructor. ๐ŸŽ‰ This january I experienced lots of different emotions. ...
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Edwin Klesman

There is this saying that goes a little like: The sharpest of blades are forged in the hottest of fires.

I'm sorry people didn't treat you kind both professionally and on a human-to-human level. But I'm not sorry for you.

Take what you can from your experiences and keep channeling all that energy into the path ahead of you, and the road you're lying upon it.

It is nice to see you found the right kind of people (the ones that allow you to stroll, learn and become a better you without drilling you into the ground).

Dev.To is a nice community like that, too and I hope you'll share more stories here. Take care and keep learning ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you Edwin, your words are so strong, indeed I'll try (as I've always did) to keep going on and find a nice place for me.

This was a big opportunity and I'm hoping it's not the last one, I'm willing to keep sharing with everyone what I learn and try to help others in the same situation...

Have a nice day :)

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Aryan Godde

Wow such an wonderful article about! Btw what would you recommend to your younger self like when you were 14 or so to do to just be better at your field. ANNNDDD you should do a AMA soon about this gonna be a fun one!

Edit: Eh sorry, forgot to congratulate you! Congratulations, i don't know much about LinkedIn [In]structure but seeing your enthusiasm towards it seems like it's suitable and fun for you so be happy and keep everyone else happy lol. :P

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you SO much, Aryan!

If I could say something to my 14-y-old starting, would be "don't mind them, they don't know you. Do as you feel and everything will be okay!", and maybe I would've started this path earlier and with more help...

But I'm happy about the steps and the mistakes I did along the way, made me both strong and cautious.

And thank you, indeed this is awesome to me and I'm terribly glad about this opporunity, you're right, I should do an AMA soon, I'll think about it!

Have a nice day :)

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Aryan Godde

Wish you were one of my elders xD. NGL, but my parents aren't bad but still could go with that motivation :D. Thanks a lot!

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Matt Eland

Congratulations! You're going down a path that I'm interested in myself.

I'm a software engineering manager and I'm looking at a future of either going into higher forms of leadership or pivoting into teaching, so a lot of what you said resonates with me.

I'm actually exploring possibilities with Pluralsight at the moment in order to explore teaching without fully committing. This post was valuable to me on that front as you shared your own experience and voyage.

I'd love to hear more of your thoughts as your journey continues.

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you Matt!

Honestly I'd recommend every professional or interested person to start considering mentorship/teaching at some point in their career, even though I'm well aware not everyone likes to teach.

I hope you'll find a good use for my experience and decide to give a step ahead, it's an amazing experience, and I'd like to keep posting about it in the future.

Have a nice day!

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Matt Eland

Thanks! I'm actually a Sunday school preschool teacher (for the last 20 years) and tutor at the high school level once a week during the school year.

I guess I've been tip toeing on this line for awhile, and am now starting to think more seriously about bootcamps and online learning platforms.

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Then I wish you all the luck and best wishes, I'm pretty sure you'll have the chance!

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Davide Pizzoli

So happy for you! Congratulations!

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Davide Pizzoli

Please, keep us updated about your course

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Vaibhav Khulbe

This is so cool! What a wonderful journey you had. I'm really impressed by your willingness and hard work.

And yes, Congratulations on being a LinkedIn [In]structor! Looking forward to your first lesson. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you so much, Vaibhav!

Indeed it was a really long and hard journey, but I'm so thankful for every bad and hard moment because the person I was there, made me get here.

I'll be working hard, I promise! ๐Ÿ’ช

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Vaibhav Khulbe

100% agree with you. May you shine brighter ever after! ๐ŸŒž

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Carles Mata

That's great news! Contragulations!! I'm happy for you, because I follow you on twitter and I have seen a lot of sad comments about job offers and interviews. I hope this will be a long time relationship, and I hope to see you in a video too! That would be a nice surprise.

By the way, you have to change your "work_status"! ;)

Clapping

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you so much, Carles :) !

Indeed, I finally had a good opportunity with nice people! I'm terribly glad about it!

Totally right about that work status though, haha! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Andrew Brown ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

LinkedIn Learning, in my opinion, is bad for content-creators.

They limit your reach, so you can't teach a whole course end-to-end since the rather piece things together from multiple content-creators to create a journey.

You aren't allowed to compete against certain content creators so you are limited in what you're allowed to teach.

You can't publish your content anywhere else that could compete with the content you published.

Its a really bad deal, and I can think of one person who teaches cloud who is now experiencing how bad a deal it was and can't post their content elsewhere.

They can pay you an advanced but it's not worth the short-term money.

LinkedIn Learning has two ways you can work with them, I can't remember than names but one is where you are exclusive 100% to their platform and the other is not.

I'm thinking Desirรฉ here chose the one where they fly you out, the film you and give you full support of the LinkedIn Learning team.

I hope for Desirรฉ that I'm wrong and it is a long term positive then a negative.

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

I'm sorry you had a bad experience with LinkedIn Learning.

They are totally clear about what they offer, what they expect and how they work, in a writen and oral format, you know what you're accepting. My intention it's not to focus only and totally in the courses creation/teaching, so I agreed. I can imagine if someone else has that intention, then they'd know if accept or not their conditions.

Also, I'm not limited to teach in other platforms, good thing I have knowledge in many areas and the "competition" condition it's not that hard for me!

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Mridu Bhatnagar

Isn't this the case probably with every other platform in the market?

I mean ultimately it is the platform who is the owner of the content you created.

Lot many folks creating content on same topic would again prove out to be disadvantage for the platform. So, then again here they won't give the content creator much freedom to choose from.

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Andrew Brown ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

All Learning Distribution Markets are different:

On LinkedIn Learning I don't have the opportunity to compete.
On Udemy I have the opportunity to compete but the market favours who is already dominate.

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Adron Hall

Congratulations! I loved working with LinkedIn Learning putting together content!

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Patrick God

Congratulations! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Patrick God

You're welcome!

Lots of respect to you jumping that leap. I cannot imagine how thrilled you must be leaving the country and working for such a big brand now. Very exciting!

I wish you all the best. ๐Ÿค—

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Indeed Patrick, it was an amazing yet terrifying experience... But it ended up being incredible!

Gifted me lots of goods memories and good experiences, thank you, wishing you all the best too ๐Ÿฅฐ

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Ibrahima Ndaw

Congratulations!

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you Ibrahima, have a really nice day ๐Ÿค—!

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michael-andreuzza

Muchas felicidades Desirรฉ!

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Ali Sherief

Graz is a wonderful city, and I think I could use some capucchinos myself. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And congratulations for joining LinkedIn learning.

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you so much, Ali!

Honestly, don't tell anyone but, those were the best capucchinos ever.

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Madza

"I hate water but I loved the river"
just resonated in me as:
"I hate Pug but I love clean code"

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Totally right, Madza! ๐Ÿ˜‚

Sorry I just wanted to point out that I hate swimming, pools and the beach... I don't know why it just came out as "I hate water"!

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Sagnik Chatterjee

Congrats for the new Role, and all the best !!!

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Sharath Kumar P S

Congratulations..

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Temiloluwa Adelowo

Really happy for you.
Congratulations๐ŸŽ‰

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this.Jesรบs ๐Ÿ”Ž

Congratulations ๐Ÿฅณ Desire! This a big step in your traveling, the courses and video tutorials always help the people in his goals. ๐Ÿ˜

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Desirรฉ ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽ“๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿซ Author

Thank you so much, Jesรบs, I'll do my best! ๐Ÿค—

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Ryan Smith

Awesome, congrats Desirรฉ!

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Congratulations!!!! on being a LinkedIn Instructor........
Wish you Wonderful journey!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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