Azure is being used by an increasing number of businesses for cloud services, which makes sense on several reasons. After all, other Microsoft products, such as Office, have been the industry standard for decades.
With all of this new technology comes an increased need for IT professionals who can set it up. The road to Microsoft certification may be difficult, but the Complete 2021 Microsoft 365, Windows, and Azure Bundle is an excellent resource that will help new administrators get started.
This is a collection of 17 online courses drawn from the large catalogue of iCollege. If you’ve ever utilised online learning, you’re definitely familiar with that moniker. They are a reputable learning organisation whose instructors have trained thousands of individuals for new jobs on three continents. Each course is presented in an approachable, hands-on manner, and you may go through them at your own leisure.
Depending on your work objectives, you may begin with one of numerous introductory courses. You’ll be able to master the essentials of PowerShell, RDS, Teams, and other critical platforms in a few of hours. After you’ve mastered them, you may go to more focused sessions, each of which acts as a study guide for a specific Microsoft certification.
There are also courses on the MS-100 and 101 for Microsoft 365, the MD-100 for Windows, and other guides to assist you pass your first few Azure Administrator and Azure Associate examinations. By the end, you’ll be an asset to any firm that employs Microsoft technologies, whether they function in the cloud or on-premises servers.
The Complete 2021 Microsoft 365, Windows, & Azure Bundle includes more than 225 hours of training, and all 17 courses are just $59.99. That’s less than $4 each course!
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DENVER, June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Visionify.ai, a Denver-based technology company that specializes in Machine Learning and Computer Vision services, has provided Azure Certification courses for all its Computer Vision and Machine Learning engineers. Part of Visionify’s upskilling program, this fully sponsored Azure Certification course will now enable Visionify’s AI engineers to leverage cloud services in machine learning solutions. The Microsoft Azure Certification courses on AI-900 began in April 2022. Since then, several of the company’s engineering resources have undergone Azure training and successfully completed the AI-900 tests.
Visionify understands that AI and ML, with Azure at their center, are the present and future of technology. By having Azure certified AI and ML engineers, the company will be able to boost productivity in terms of building automated ML pipelines and deploying solutions on the go. Visionify is fully aware of the ever-changing technological landscape and believesit is imperative to upskill its employees through these training programs.
Priyesh Sanghvi, CEO of Visionify.ai, added, “Azure is one of the leading platforms that is making considerable advances in the AI and ML field. Accessibility to a cutting-edge model and ease of deployment makes Azure a better choice for us to serve our customers. Azure certification will not only help us upskill our employees but also help us with our resolve to become the best AI and ML consulting companies in the world.”
A certificate in Azure is a clear indication of an individual’s skills and its employer’s scope of offerings. The certification requires all participants to pass an exam that tests individuals’ AI-Cloud abilities/skills including AI-workloads, ML, Computer Vision and NLP workloads. This certification is not just a big boost for Visionify but also an upgrade for the employees’ careers as well.
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As mixed cloud environments take hold and enterprises combine hosted infrastructure with private cloud and on-premises IT, networking professionals need to stay up on the latest developments in hybrid cloud and multi-cloud technologies. A good way to do that is by earning certifications.
There are plenty of certifications to choose from – which has its advantages and disadvantages. There’s no one prominent hybrid cloud or multi-cloud certification, most of them are vendor specific, and some of them overlap in terms of what they cover. That means network pros have to choose wisely when they’re considering which certifications to pursue.
“Different vendors, such as cloud providers or software providers, incorporate certification of hybrid and multi-cloud skills according to how they define and sell these types of products and services,” said Craig Lowery, vice president and analyst at research firm Gartner.
“Sometimes the certification is labeled as a ‘hybrid cloud certification,’ and sometimes the hybrid skills are part of a larger skill set being validated, such as ‘cloud solution architect.’”
Vendors target the certifications to the organisations they sell to. “For example, an infrastructure provider would target engineers and technicians in an infrastructure and operations organisation, whereas a software development platform provider would target architects and developers in development organisations,” Lowery said.
Because there is no industry-standard view of hybrid and multi-cloud, there are few non-vendor organisations administering certification programs that are not aligned with a specific provider ecosystem, Lowery said.
“The Cloud Native Computing Foundation’s Kubernetes certification program comes closest to this model, but is limited in that it focuses on one hybrid/multi-cloud approach—containers—among the many approaches that exist,” he said.
Choosing the best certification to pursue will be influenced by the technical environment and provider infrastructure that’s deployed where a certification-seeker works – or hopes to work in the future. In today’s hiring climate, with cloud skills in demand while supply is weak, there’s considerable upside for networking professionals who add to their hybrid and multi-cloud skillsets.
“Qualified individuals have more selection and compensation choices as they navigate their careers,” Lowery said.
“Next to on-the-job experience, cloud certifications are the most important way to gain credibility in this job market. Networking professionals have even more opportunity with certifications for hybrid and multi-cloud skillsets, because connectivity is a core technical ingredient of these types of solutions.”
Here are eight cloud-related certifications to consider.
AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty
Earning the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty certification validates expertise in designing and maintaining network architecture for the breadth of AWS services, according to Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The certification is intended for individuals who perform complex networking tasks with five years of hands-on experience architecting and implementing network solutions.
To earn the certification, individuals need to pass the AWS Certified Advanced Networking – Specialty exam, which costs US$300 and takes about 170 minutes to complete. The exam, delivered at a testing centre or online, features a combination of two question formats: multiple choice and multiple response.
Before taking the exam, individuals should have professional experience using AWS technology and working knowledge of AWS security best practices, AWS storage options and their underlying consistency models, and AWS networking nuances and how they relate to the integration of AWS services, according to the vendor.
Also required are knowledge of advanced networking architectures and interconnectivity options; familiarity with the development of automation scripts and tools, including the design, implementation, and optimisation of routing architectures and multi-region solutions for a global enterprise; and knowledge of Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR) and sub-netting (IPv4 and IPv6).
AWS Certified Security – Specialty
The AWS Certified Security – Specialty program validates expertise in securing data and workloads in the AWS cloud environment. It’s intended for individuals who perform a security role and have at least two years of hands-on experience securing AWS workloads, the company said.
Before taking the exam, AWS recommends that individuals have five years of IT security experience in designing and implementing security solutions and at least two years of hands-on experience in securing AWS workloads. They should also have working knowledge of AWS security services and features and an understanding of security operations and risks.
Also recommended is knowledge of the AWS shared responsibility model and its application; security controls for workloads on AWS; logging and monitoring strategies; cloud security threat models; patch management and security automation; ways to enhance AWS security services with third-party tools and services; and disaster recovery controls.
Candidates also need to understand specialised data classifications and AWS data protection mechanisms; data-encryption methods and AWS mechanisms to implement them; and secure internet protocols and AWS mechanisms to implement them.
The exam, which costs $300 and takes 170 minutes to complete either in a testing centre or online, features a combination of multiple choice and multiple response formats.
CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data, according to the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), an association for technology professionals.
The certification views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations, regardless of the platform. The reality of operating multi-cloud environments poses new challenges for organisations, CompTIA said, and the certification is ideal for cloud engineers who need to gain expertise across multiple products and systems.
CompTIA Cloud+ allows multiple training options, including self-paced learning, live online training, and custom training and labs designed to advance the career development of IT professionals in server administration, CompTIA said.
Participants in the program will learn skills including cloud architecture and design, cloud security, cloud deployment, operations and support and troubleshooting. The exam takes 90 minutes and costs $348.
Google Cloud Certified Fellow: Hybrid Multi-cloud
The Google Cloud Certified Fellow: Hybrid Multi-cloud Program is for “elite cloud architects” and technical leaders who are experts in designing enterprise solutions, according to Google. The program recognises individuals with deep technical expertise who can translate business requirements into technical solutions using Anthos and Google Cloud, it said.
The ideal candidate for the certification should be able to make a public impact as an Anthos evangelist, and it should be someone who’s actively engaged in the community, Google said.
The program, which is by invitation only and is free, consists of an exam that includes a lab-based assessment to demonstrate cloud skills, followed by a panel interview to demonstrate various skills and competencies.
Candidates must be a Google Cloud customer or partner and referred by a Google contact or an active Google Cloud Certified Fellow. The recommended tenure is more than 10 years of professional experience and more than one year of experience designing enterprise solutions with Anthos.
In addition, candidates should have strong engineering and technical experience and be able to design a hybrid multi-cloud solution that is scalable, reliable, secure, flexible, and cost-effective with Anthos.
They should also have strong knowledge about designing for security and compliance; Anthos-related components to troubleshoot and diagnose problems; managing clusters and deploying workloads and services; Kubernetes architecture; open platform deployment; and other areas.
Google Professional Cloud Network Engineer
A professional cloud network engineer implements and manages network architectures in Google Cloud. This individual might work on networking or cloud teams with architects who design cloud infrastructure, according to Google, and leverages experience with network services, application and container networking, hybrid and multi-cloud connectivity, and security for established network architectures to ensure successful cloud implementations.
The Professional Cloud Network Engineer exam assesses an individual’s ability to design, plan, and prototype a Google Cloud network; implement Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) instances; configure network services; implement hybrid interconnectivity; and manage, monitor, and optimise network operations.
The multiple-choice exam takes about two hours to complete, and the registration fee is $200. Participants can take an online-proctored exam from a remote location or take an onsite-proctored exam at a local testing centre. Google said there are no prerequisites required, but it recommends three-plus years of industry experience including more than a year designing and managing solutions using Google Cloud.
All Google Cloud certifications are valid for two years from the date of certification. Individuals can recertify by retaking the exam during the recertification eligibility time period and achieving a passing score. They can attempt recertification starting 60 days prior to the certification expiration date.
Microsoft Certified: Azure Network Engineer Associate
Microsoft has many Azure certifications, including Azure Network Engineer Associate. Candidates for the certification should have subject-matter expertise in planning, implementing, and maintaining Azure networking solutions, including hybrid networking, connectivity, routing, security, and private access to Azure services.
Responsibilities for the role include recommending, planning, and implementing Azure networking solutions, according to Microsoft. Professionals in this role manage the solutions for performance, resiliency, scale, and security, and deploy networking systems by using the Azure Portal and other methods including PowerShell, Azure Command-Line Interface (CLI), and Azure Resource Manager templates (ARM templates).
“The Azure network engineer works with solution architects, cloud administrators, security engineers, application developers, and DevOps engineers to deliver Azure solutions,” the company said. Candidates for the certification should have expert Azure administration skills in addition to extensive experience and knowledge of networking, hybrid connections, and network security.
The certification exam, which costs $165 and does not have a retirement date, measures an individual’s ability to accomplish the following technical tasks: design, implement, and manage hybrid networking; design and implement core networking infrastructure; design and implement routing; secure and monitor networks; and design and implement private access to Azure Services.
Candidates for the certification can prepare for the exam using free online resources or by paying for instructor-led training.
NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Architect
NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Architect (NCHC) is NetApp’s expert-level certification. The vendor also offers associate-, professional- and specialist-level certifications in its hybrid cloud track.
Candidates for NCHC certification should have at least 12 to 24 months of field experience designing solutions for customers and architecting NetApp data fabric solutions in hybrid cloud environments. In addition, candidates taking the NCHC exam should be able to help customers in their journey to the cloud and provide architected solutions with the cloud providers, NetApp said.
The company said certificates will be granted to individuals who pass the NetApp Certified Hybrid Cloud Architect (NS0-603) exam plus one of the following cloud provider certifications: AWS Certified Solutions Architect Associate, Google Cloud Certified Professional Cloud Architect and Microsoft Certified Azure Fundamentals.
The exam, which costs $150, includes 60 test questions and an allotted time of two hours. Extra time is possible in countries where English is not the native language and for candidates whose first language is not English.
The exam covers areas including customer requirements for hybrid cloud; the ability to describe cloud cost management considerations; knowledge of the NetApp Hybrid Cloud, NetApp Hybrid Cloud Storage portfolio, NetApp Public Cloud Services portfolio, and NetApp Cloud Controls portfolio; knowledge of the architectural components of a hybrid cloud architecture; knowledge of designing for business continuity and data protection; knowledge of hybrid cloud network topologies; knowledge of how to scale NetApp Hybrid Cloud solutions; the ability to describe security considerations for a NetApp Hybrid Cloud environment; and others.
VMware Cloud Management and Automation 2022
The VMware Cloud Management and Automation certification validates an individual’s ability to install, configure and administer a VMware vRealize environment, according to VMware. The technology is designed to automate key processes within a data centre in a repeatable, scalable way that leads to efficiency and improved productivity.
Prior to taking the test for certification, the company recommends completion of its Technical Associate certification. For those with no previous VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications, the company recommends gaining experience with its vSphere 7.x and vRealize 8.x products, and it requires attendance at one of its training courses and passing a qualifying exam.
The 60-question test for VMware Cloud Management and Automation 2022, which costs $450, takes about 145 minutes to complete. Individuals can take the test remotely or at a local test centre.
VMware said it includes a year designator with the certification because cloud management and automation solutions are frequently updated, and having a year as its certification version allows the company to better maintain the exam and training content and also shows how current individuals’ skills are in relation to other certifications.
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Humans have utilized advertising for as long as we have had a need to communicate information and engage in commerce. From commercial and political messages in the ruins of Pompeii to the colorful banners that hung from merchant stalls in the Song Dynasty of ancient China, marketing has been a part of the human experience. We know where marketing has been. But where is digital marketing going, and what does that mean for your business now?
SEO has been a part of the internet for as long as we’ve had search engines to help us locate information. However, SEO has changed drastically in the past 30 years. Once upon a time, keyword packing in the metadata of websites was key to ranking in searches, as this was the most efficient way for search engines to locate information about a page. Now, metadata has fallen to the wayside, and search engines compare keywords to the context around them to rank the site for relevancy.
This keyword/context relationship will become even more nuanced as algorithms advance. These more advanced algorithms and AIs will be able to better evaluate images (with and without alt text) and videos for keyword and contextual relevancy. For digital marketing agencies, this will mean adjusting strategy to utilize original images and videos with greater relevancy to the content of a particular page.
Assuming AI programs don’t become self-aware and take over the world, they will become an integral part of advertising. While many digital marketing companies look to the future of AI-generated ad content, I want to consider the other side: user-initiated AI.
In 30 years, children growing up now with “Hi Alexa” may not simply ask for a search query. Instead, they will rely on their smart devices to help them handle daily tasks in real time. In other words, instead of “Hey Alexa” or “Hey Google, can you look up this book?” a consumer may ask, “Hey Google, can you purchase a birthday present for Michael?” and their phone will do just that.
What does this mean for digital marketing companies? Staying ahead of developments in AI is important. Familiarize yourself with what companies are working on and continue to optimize sites for voice search. Prepare for consumers to browse your site by voice rather than clicks and screen touches.
The generations growing up on YouTube gaming videos and TikTok are going to continue to identify with the social media influencers they see daily. This means companies will continue to partner with micro-influencers to reach smaller, more dedicated audiences with products. Meanwhile, celebrities will become more reliant on social media to stay relevant among fans who grew up with easily accessible social media influencers.
This continued rise in micro-influencers and the needs of celebrities will provide more opportunities for digital marketing agencies. Companies that begin working with micro-influencers now will be able to capitalize on their growing relevance to their clients. Meanwhile, digital marketing agencies will be positioned to offer their knowledge, expertise and services to celebrities and their managers to help them develop the kind of social media outreach that will keep them relevant and attractive to big-name advertisers.
Today, digital marketing still has one very large hurdle: Not everyone has the same kind of access to the internet. Over the past 30 years, we have seen this change dramatically as technology has managed to lower costs while continuing to improve accessibility. This trend is likely to continue in the next 20 years, with social and economic programs including online accessibility more and more.
Over the past 10 years, we have seen that when new places join the global online community, they don’t start with AOL. They start with whatever is relevant at that time. For online marketing companies, this means stepping up efforts for language and mobile accessibility and working within communities to help their businesses engage with a wider world.
A Multitasking World
Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) continue to be evolving and growing parts of the digital landscape. Both will become the primary ways people multitask, as consumers and companies integrate the virtual and physical worlds.
I imagine future remote workers will step into and out of the office by putting on VR goggles (that are likely to be smaller and not block off all their physical-world vision). I also predict users will point their phone at objects to interact with them digitally—for example, ordering dishwashing detergent online (thanks to AI) by pointing their phone at the dishwashers, no QR code needed.
What does this mean for digital marketing companies? It means paying attention to augmented and virtual reality developments, yes. It also means increasing the accessibility of sites and making content not just relevant but looking toward interactive and reactive sites. The person pointing their phone at the dishwasher, for example, is not going to be filtering through searches. The AI in their phone is going to interact with search results, determine the best place to order detergent and place the order for the consumer. As you can see, preparing for VR, AR and multitasking requires being ready for the other changes we’ve discussed already.
I could discuss more, such as our continued reliance on smart devices, the ever-evolving crypto economy and interactivity in digital entertainment. They are important, but SEO, artificial intelligence, influencers, accessibility and multitasking are the foundation on which other technologies are built. I have found that keeping up with foundational technologies gives me the knowledge and flexibility to create a variety of digital marketing strategies. By evolving with new technologies, I ensure my clients are able to take advantage of the newest advances.
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Digital marketing has changed how businesses operate and how customers perceive them. Technology and changes in customer behavior disrupted the way marketing is done. There are new ways of doing things and reaching your target audience. But, how do you advance your business in the digital marketing era when so many changes are happening? Here are some ways you can advance your business in the era of digital marketing:
Understand the Changes in Customer Behavior
The first step to advancing your business in the era of digital marketing is to understand the changes in customer behavior. With the advent of technology, customers have become more connected and can now independently research and find information about products and services. They are also more likely to share their experiences with friends and family through social media. As a result, businesses need to understand how customers behave and what they want to reach them.
Use Technology To Your Advantage
Technology has also changed how businesses operate. In the past, businesses would rely on traditional marketing methods such as print ads, TV commercials, and radio ads to reach their target audiences. However, with the advent of digital marketing, businesses can now use technology to their advantage. Businesses can use several digital marketing tools to reach their target audiences.
For example, businesses can use social media to connect with their customers and create relationships. They can also use search engine optimization (SEO) to ensure that their website appears at the top of the search results when customers are looking for products or services.
Keep Up With The Latest Trends
Digital marketing is an ever-changing field. New technologies and new ways of doing things are constantly being developed. As a result, businesses must keep up with the latest trends to stay ahead of the competition. There are many ways businesses can stay up-to-date with the latest trends.
For example, they can read articles and blog posts about digital marketing, attend conferences and seminars, or take online courses.
Hire a Digital Marketing Agency
Another way to advance your business in the era of digital marketing is to hire a digital marketing agency. A digital marketing agency can help you with many aspects of your digital marketing strategy.
For example, they can help you create a website that is optimized for search engines, they can help you create and implement a social media marketing strategy, and they can help you create and manage pay-per-click (PPC) campaigns.
Working with a digital marketing agency is also cost-effective since you only have to pay for your needed services. Some also have offers such as Clickfunnels discounts that you can take advantage of.
Take Advantage of Clickfunnels
Clickfunnels is a tool that businesses can use to create and manage their digital marketing campaigns. It is a powerful tool that can help businesses save time and money by automating their digital marketing efforts. You can use Clickfunnels discount coupons to get discounts on the monthly subscription fee. Clickfunnels also has several features that businesses can use to improve their digital marketing campaigns.
For example, it has an email autoresponder that you can use to send follow-up emails to customers after they have made a purchase. It also has a built-in CRM that businesses can use to manage their customer data. Not only does Clickfunnels have a wide range of features, but it is also user-friendly and easy to use.
A relationship coach has caused a stir online by claiming that men don’t want to listen to their partners’ opinions.
Ellen Schultz, 48, known as @drellenlovecoach on TikTok, is a self-described love coach who uses her platform to advise how to be a happy wife with a happy life.
Having previously achieved a Ph.D. in Applied Theater and work as a drama therapist, Schultz decided to turn her hand to relationship coaching after undertaking her research following a series of failed relationships.
Ellen Schultz, 48, known as @drellenlovecoach on TikTok, is a self-described love coach who uses her platform to advise how to be a happy wife with a happy life. Ellen Schultz/Zenger
She began posting relationship advice online and swiftly turned the role into a side hustle – and just before lockdown hit in 2020, she decided to because a full-time love coach.
“The issue is that the crux of my work can be controversial and provocative,” Schultz said.
“Of course, your husband does want to hear your world views and opinions; we want to be able to have these long philosophical discussions, but because the woman is in this competitive defensive dynamic with her man, it can spiral into a conflict very quickly.
“While on a collective basis women are fighting the patriarchy, on a personal level women are also fighting with their husbands and fathers.”
Schultz, from Belfast, Northern Ireland, began looking into the relationship dynamics between men and women following a series of heartbreaks throughout her twenties and early thirties.
As a fan of Sex and the City, she says she was influenced by the ideas on the show and believed she should be able to find a devoted partner just by going out, and together they could live happily ever after.
After becoming a single mom in her twenties and again in her early thirties, she began to wonder what the issue was and started using books, online courses, and webinars to find the missing pieces in her relationships.
She discovered her issues related to her behavior and mindset in relationships. So when she reconnected with a former colleague she had known for 10 years, she felt ready to commit to the relationship she always wanted.
However, after Schultz got married in 2013 following a year-long relationship and engagement, she found they were getting into fights and arguments following the wedding, and she struggled to understand why.
Schultz decided to look back into relationship books and courses and even worked with relationship coaches – and it was then that she realized it was something she could do herself.
With a background in theater, she knew she was confident on camera and began sharing relationship content on Facebook as a side hustle in August 2018 before becoming a full-time love coach in October 2020.
Now, she uses TikTok to make videos focusing on relationships, particularly on how to be a happy wife with a happy life.
Ellen Schultz, 48, known as @drellenlovecoach on TikTok, is a self-described love coach who uses her platform to advise how to be a happy wife with a happy life. Ellen Schultz/Zenger
One of her recent videos takes a somewhat controversial approach by claiming that men do not want to hear their partner’s opinions on world affairs or politics. It can make women more powerful to stop arguing with their husbands.
“There’s a couple of different ways to look at this as it’s quite a complex approach really – it’s not what you’re saying, it’s how you’re saying it,” Schultz said.
“A lot of women, through societal programming, feminism, and their childhoods, feel a need to break out of the oppression that has absolutely occurred – they have been suppressed, mistreated, abused, and come through decades and decades now of fighting the patriarchy and misogyny.
“Little girls are taught they have to be tough, which is true, but by the time we get into our twenties and beyond, we have this real strong kind of armor which says ‘don’t mess with me, I’m tough, I’m sassy, I’m fierce.
“Then when we find ourselves in a romantic relationship, we are unconsciously emasculating and disrespecting the man as we have become quite masculinized and they have become feminized – they don’t know what their role in the relationship is anymore, men don’t know, and women don’t know.
“Women do find themselves extremely frustrated – she’s doing everything, planning holidays, scheduling, working full-time, taking care of the house, and this started in the dating period when she was organizing dates, picking him up, and buying him presents.
“They find themselves in a Catch-22 role, and it’s quite hard to find yourself back in the feminine role – we don’t understand why we’ve ended up with this man who is not a go-getter, and we’re asking why he’s lying on the sofa playing video games all the time.
“It’s our energies and behaviors that are perpetuating it and pushing him away – a masculine man is going to argue back, and he wants to be right.
“We want to be able to find our vulnerability and show this to our man in a way that will inspire his devotion to us, causing him to step up into a masculine leadership role.
“It comes down to masculine and feminine energies – if you have two masculine energies in a relationship, it can cause a lot of conflict and competitions; we need the polarity for chemistry and passion, and when it’s not there, it can become a dull, boring, living with your roommate vibe, and this is when affairs can happen.
“We have mother energy. We’re his boss, his secretary, his CEO, and a lot of the time, we’re so full of opinions towards what he wears, eats, and who he’s friends with that we’re just being incredibly forceful.
“Most men love a woman who can speak up for herself and who has a voice. It’s something a man is really attracted to, but not when it’s directed against him, which is what happens.
“There’s a lot to do with self-worth here as well – really opinionated women want to be right and have the last word, but you don’t always have to have the last word when talking to your husband about something.
“Often these women have trauma, and low self-worth – our nervous system is very activated, and we don’t feel safe within ourselves, but trauma healing and inner-child healing can help.
“A big caveat to this is that my advice does not apply to women in abusive situations, if there is any physical abuse, get out and get help straight away – there are a lot of grey areas in abusive relationships, seek professional guidance and help.”
This story was provided to Newsweek by Zenger News.
- Max, a 29-year-old in California, had their Bumble profile reviewed by an expert for Insider’s Dating App Clinic.
- Expert Amy Nobile suggested Max write more about their core values and current hobbies.
- Nobile loved how Max chose playful and varied photos, and would love if they added more.
- If you’d like to have your profile reviewed by experts, submit here.
Max, a 29-year-old living in California, volunteered to have their Bumble profile reviewed for Insider’s Dating App Clinic, a series where we ask experts how to revamp your dating profiles to increase your chances of finding a match.
Max said they’re looking for someone who is thoughtful, communicative, open-minded about alternative lifestyles, and driven but available. Their deal breakers are people who are politically conservative, emotionally unavailable, and who don’t understand their values.
Max said they could use help conveying who they are, so they attract like-minded matches.
“I’m looking for a committed relationship with someone who shares similar values and is emotionally available for a relationship,” Max told Insider.
Amy Nobile, founder of date-coaching service Love, Amy, told Insider how Max could spruce up their dating profile to increase their chances of finding a match.
Right away, Nobile enjoyed how Max’s pictures conveyed a cute and playful tone.
“I like the headshot of them sort of smirking, lips pursed,” Nobile told Insider.
According to Nobile, candid and activity-oriented photos like this one showcase Max’s personality.
Having photos that illustrate your interests and show different angles or facial expressions give a potential match a better idea of your overall vibe.
Still, Nobile said she’d love to see more photos, and a greater variety, in Max’s profile.
Nobile suggested adding another active shot, like one that shows Max spending time in the park or another favorite location, or with a friend’s dog, since they said they love animals.
Other options include a photo in a different outfit, a full-body photo, and one that shows Max laughing, “since they’re not really laughing in the other shots,” Nobile said.
If it were her profile, Nobile said she might write something like, “I’m vegan, demisexual, mostly monogamous, and excited to find an emotionally available partner who’s considerate, communicative, open-minded, and looking for a committed relationship.”
Last, Nobile suggested Max swap out certain prompts for ones that allow them to illustrate their relationship goals.
According to Nobile, Max made the common mistake of being too vague about who they are and what they want.
For example, she suggested replacing the prompt “I get way too excited about…” with, “The key to my heart” and then list, “Being vegan-ish, thoughtfulness, driven, available, and kind.”
Nobile also said swapping out the prompt “As a child, I was really into..” with “My simple pleasures…” and to write something like “Animals, vampire folklore, drumming with friends, sharing meaningful conversations and experiences with my small-but-beautiful circle of soulmates.”
This way, potential matches get a taste of Max’s true essence.
Finally, Nobile suggested Max create a profile on Hinge to expand their dating pool.