What is needed to create a professional social media account:
Do you want to change your profile from inappropriate look to a professional look? Your university has closed now, and you want to start your professional career, for this, you need to make your social media account professional so that whenever an employer reaches your account-it must leave a good impression in his eyes.
Having drunken old pictures or inappropriate tweet influence your career so try to remove all of them. And if you are a business owner, you must not upload such kind of pictures because it won’t make a good reputation in the customer’s mind. There are many other ways to make social media account professional-So let’s get started!!
1) Have an eye on your posts:
You go for an outing with friends and take any type of pictures, whether funny or inappropriate. It does not always happen that your social media will paint you in the best light, so when you take such type of pictures, undertake due diligence while uploading them. And if your friend has such kind of images and they tagged you, you can change the setting of an album and also the photos where you are tagged in. Make it private or show to friends only so that other people can’t get access to it.
You can also make other posts on private option on other social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and twitter. It will help you to accept a request, and he won’t be able to see your posts first. Do not use a LinkedIn account in the inappropriate way because the channel is designed for professional use only. So, if you have uploaded something not professional on the account, you should stop using that account.
2) Profile picture:
Beside privacy setting, you should focus on the profile picture of your account. Keep in mind that you want to make your account look professorial, so you should upload a picture of you with a smiley face and a transparent background on LinkedIn. It will help people to approach you quickly.
On other platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you should avoid uploading images of parties or anything inappropriate. Try to choose uploading picture with your friends because it looks more social. Don’t upload selfies as employers or your customers (In case you are the business owner) will think that you are that much free and not so social to take pictures within gatherings.
3) Correct spelling/grammar:
Using poor grammar and incorrect spellings on social media has a horrible impression. People will either think that you are so lazy to do that or you are weak at grammar and spellings. You should double-check the post before uploading, or you can even use software to correct your spellings, grammar etc. I would recommend Grammarly for this work. So, whenever an employer reaches you out, he will see your due care everywhere, and who wants to reject such as a person in the interview?
4) Search about you on Google:
You must see from the eyes of the world that how your account is shown to the public. It’s essential if you want to make your account professional. What people see and think about you is necessary. So, you must google yourself with your name and see how you are shown there. If there is any picture of you that is uploaded without your permission, complain about it to the webmaster. You must also search yourself on Bing and Yahoo like that to see what people have posted without your consent.
5) Update your bio:
It’s effective for a LinkedIn account as it’s designed for professional use. You must update your bio continually to keep employees updated. Moreover, they also want to keep check on your personal life, hobbies, current situation so they reach out you on social media. You must use hashtags when writing something like Volleyball with some hashtags in the twitter bio. If you are involved in charity work, you must raise awareness with hashtags.