Perfecting Your Twitter Bio

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Perfecting Your Twitter Bio

This blog is written by Melissa Lawhorn, our campus ambassador from Indiana University!!

When it comes to tweets, everybody has seen the good, the bad, and the ugly. But what about the Twitter bio? The bio is a first impression. When people look at their new followers, or get an email saying that you’ve followed them, it isn’t your tweets that are displayed; instead, it’s your bio. So you should make it good!

Include your real name and location

People will often search for you first by the name on your resume, so make sure that your Twitter bio matches it. It seems obvious, but some people like to use their first and middle on social networks. Also, make sure your location is legitimate. Employers often search for employees by location, and if your location is something like “outer space,” that employee may never see your profile.

Include pertinent facts about yourself.
In my bio, I’ve included my university, my current positions, and my field of interests. All of this is good information to include. Not only is this great information for prospective employers to be able to see at a glance, but it also benefits me because when people search for my school or any of the companies I tagged in my positions, my handle will also come up in their search results.

Include a link to a website where they can find more information about you.

This should be a website like about.me, flavor.me, or your LinkedIn profile, where they can find your work history, skills, and links to other social media sites.

So I’ve shared my bio and some tips on how to improve your own; now I want to see yours! Tweet @melissary and @internqueen and we’ll let you know what we think about your bio!