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Twitter 201

A guide to help you use Twitter

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Checklist for Twitter Success

GETTING STARTED

  • Upload profile and cover pictures
  • Write biography including career info, professional organizations and hashtags
  • Tweet at least 15 times per week.
  • Follow colleagues, other professionals, and career organizations.
  • Reply and retweet information you care about.0
  • Mix professional and personal tweets; follow 75/25 rule.


BEFORE YOU TWEET:

  • Is now the right time to say this?
  • Am I portraying myself in the right light?0
  • Am I being proactive?
  • Am I oversharing?
  • How controversial do I want to be?


MANAGING YOUR ONLINE REPUTATION

  • Set a Google Alert for your name and usernames.
  • Set strong passwords for your Twitter and Social Media accounts.
  • Try to remove content you don’t want showing up.
  • Manage your dual identities and set boundaries.

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