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Top 5 Twitter Mistakes made by Job Hunters

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Twitter is an excellent tool for connecting with people you might not ordinarily get to.  Since you can follow anyone, it is more open than LinkedIn or Facebook.  It is a powerful tool for building relationships if used CORRECTLY. 
 
When you follow someone, they get a message telling them that your Twitter id is following them.  Most people will click on that link to see who you are and what you are about.  This is probably the last time they will see information about you, so you do not want to miss out on this opportunity. 
 
Below are mistakes I see everyday that are missed opportunities for the offenders:
 
1.  Not filling out your bio – This where you are telling the Ttwitter world who you are and what you do.  It is an excellent area to put what kind of job you are looking for. You have 160 characters, use them!
 
2.  List your website – If you don’t have a website or blog, use your LinkedIn profile URL. 
 
3.  Not having a picture – Your picture is what puts the human behind your tweets.  It helps people get to know you and recognize you.  You should use a face shot of you and you only, not your dog, spouse, partner, car, etc.
 
4.  Tweeting about self absorbed things – In spite of what you have heard and may think, Twitter is not about posting whatever you are eating.  No one cares.  Would you walk into a party and immediately start talking about yourself?  I hope not.  It is about sharing data and engaging in conversations.  Share links to articles you think are interesting.  See what people you follow are tweeting about and contribute.
 
5.  Profanity – Call me old fashioned, but if you are looking for a job, you should not use profanity on Twitter.  Remember, anyone can see your tweeps (unless you have protected them), and seeing you rant about something does not paint a good picture of someone an employer would want working at their company. 
 
What does your Twitter bio look like? 

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