Review your social media for spelling errors
Spelling affects perceived intelligence and attention to detail
Spelling and grammar are one of the indicators people use of intelligence and attention to detail. The more mistakes there are in a candidate’s social media, the more they are likely to question the merit of the candidate.
An example of a LinkedIn profile with spelling errors
Social Check Recommends:
1. Beware of auto spell or predictive spelling
Don’t rely on autospell. It is far from perfect and you will often find it replaces your misspelled word with words that make no sense at all. So be sure to check your work personally before posting.
2. Carefully consider your audience
Your audience on Twitter for example is probably used to abbreviations and acronyms, and is aware that you only have a limited number of characters to communicate your message, so using those forms of short cuts on this medium is ok. However on a blog or on LinkedIn you should opt for more formal spelling and grammar.
3. Have someone review your content
Have someone proofread your content prior to publishing. This will help give you insight into anything you may have missed, any mistakes made and general feedback that will only further enhance your work.
4. LinkedIn is your online resume, make sure it is error free
A good way to check your grammar is to copy and paste your LinkedIn profile into a word document or Google Doc. Then use the spell check functionality within word or Google Docs to check that there aren’t any grammar or spelling mistakes.
If you are having difficulty proofing your social media profiles, Social Check recommends visiting:
Some Tools and Rules to Improve Your Spelling
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