How to use English in your social networks?

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The use of social networks can be very useful when you are looking for a better job. In this class you will learn how to create content for specific social networks.

  • Be very careful with the way you write (spelling and writing).
  • Use appropriate vocabulary Don´t be redundant with adjectives and verbs.
  • Try to be as professional as possible if your profiles are public.
  • Avoid informal language and abbreviations.

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RESUME:
Facebook Post:

  • Be short and concise.
  • Use expressions like: I learned that… I had the opportunity.
    Twitter:
  • You need to select your words carefully.
  • Avoid expressions can be distracting.
  • Focuses on one thing.
    LinkedIn:
  • Create a description of yourself that is shorter and cause impact.
    –Place your experience skills and include a post.
    Be extra careful with spelling:
  • Check everything you are posting before making it public.
    Have a clear and appealing professional description.
  • This is similar to your professional profile, although you can make it simpler, just remembered to include it and make appealing.
    Check your vocabulary use: (Adjectives and verbs).
  • Pay special attention to your word selection, thy not repeat the same adjectives over and over, and select strong verbs that makes your statements outstand.
    Keep it professional.
  • It’s important that you demonstrate you are truly committed to it.
    Avoid informal language and abbreviations:
  • ****Try to post using formal expressions such as: It’s has been a pleasure… I have never felt as rewarded as…

Highly useful tips!
Thanks Paula!

How to use English in your social networks?

Using Social Networks can be very useful when you are looking for a job.
Remember that employers, when are looking for a specific talent, they look for as many skills as possible, and they look in as many spaces as they can.
So, is advice able to have our social networks updated and with content that can show them that we are very good professionals.

In this video, I am going to show you two things.
First; how to create content for specific social networks and second; I’m going to give you some tips on how to avoid problems with English misused.

Facebook

When posting something on Facebook, is very important to be short and concise. Remember that people don’t have a lot of time to be checking on very long posts.

Here, I give you some expressions that are very useful and also catchy so you can engage your audience.

  • Be short
  • Use expressions like:
    • Today I learned that…
    • I am very happy to participate in these events
    • I had the opportunity of…

This are very short expressions that will catch your audience.

Here I show you some of the posts that I have used in my personal social media.

  • I’m very happy to participate in events like this one, here
    you meet people and share with brilliant minds.
  • This weekend I had the opportunity of presenting my talk
    on stratup creation. Great audience! We learned a lot.

And remember to use always images to accompany this kind of posts.

Twitter

Then, twitter is very very specific and you have to be very careful when you post on Twitter.
Here you know that you only have 140 characters to express this idea. So, it’s very important that you avoid unnecessary words, that you avoid distracting expressions, and you focus on one thing only.

Share information that is useful for the community or the audience that you are trying to reach.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is completely different, from other social media, here you can recycle everything you have learned in this course and you can apply everything that you’ve learned when you were creating your Curriculum Vitae.
Be very careful with your professional description because this is the first thing that employers look at. You can use your professional profile as an example to start crafting this professional description on LinkedIn.

Now, I am going to give you some tips to avoid having problems with English in your social networks.

  • 1 - Be extra careful with spelling.

I have seen that many people try to share things on facebook, but they make mistakes with spelling, so, it’s very advice able that you check everything before you post it on your social media. Not just because employers may see your mistakes, but because people are going to feel that you don’t know how to use the language.

  • 2 - Have a clear and appealing professional description

This is not just for LinkedIn, also you can have this on twitter and on Facebook and even in Instagram if you want to share it. But it’s important that you catch people with those talents that are very special to you.

  • 3 - Check your vocabulary use: Adjectives and Verbs

If you use a lot of adjectives, pay attention to them so you don’t start repiting and coming a little bit redundant. And with verbs try to select those strong verbs that make you look like a better professional.

  • 4 - Keep it professional

If employers can see your profile, if it’s public, you need to avoid this types of posts that make you look bad. Try to always concentrate on showing things that are interesting and always try to teach your audience something. So whenever they see your social media they find something that is valuable.

  • 5 - Avoid informal language and abbreviations

Specially for linked in when you are writing or when you are writing your work experience, it is very important to avoid abbreviations. It’s better that you write all the words complete; do not write something like “I would like” with the apostrophe ‘d’, but better write the complete words this make your communication more polish. And also try not to use informal language. When you use informal language people may have this felling that you are not as professional as you seem to be.

What I learned in this class is: Be careful with the grammar in your social media posts, use an extend vocabulary, use different adjectives and verbs.

Hi everyone,

I want to share a infographic that I realized during this course:

"When you use informal languages people may have this feeling that you aren’t as professional as you seeing to be"
Of course, sometimes forget that everything that we publish can be see in other places for everybody.
All depends what is the personal brand that you want create and the image that you want show.

Thank you.

Pdt: If you want make me feedback, GO AHEAD.

social networks may be useful but also a double edge sword

Have you ever tried Grammarly? https://www.grammarly.com I didnt have used it and I would like to read a review of a latin user who writes in english.

Grammarly it is a software that makes sure for you that the spelling of your writing english content its correct.

Nowdays you can write more than 140 characters in Twitter, still it’s highly recomended to stick to that number.

Tips for writting in public social networks:

  • Be short and concise
  • Be extra careful of spelling
  • Double Check the vocabulary, use strong verbs
  • Always keep professional
  • Avoid informal language or abbreviations

For extend this class there is the course of personal brand

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FB: Be carefull with your expressions. be short
TWITTER: "Focus in one thing only"
LINKEDIN: Be short and strattegy

For all Social networks:

  • Be extra careful with spelling
  • Have a clear and appealing profesional description
  • Check your vocabulary use: Adjetives and verbs
  • Keep it professional
  • Avoid informal lenguage and abbreviations

Twitter is a wonderful tool for learn how to write in English on social media: keep it nice and straight to the point.

LinkedIn, and I am very happy to participed in importants events and to learn more about my profession.

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  • Share the things that I lernt and my process of my job
  • Be professional
  • Not use informal vocabulary in my social network

Right now, Twitter allows up to 280 characters (they doubled the limit). Just to have it in mind 😃

Linguee is a good website to get examples from words in a real sentences

Grammarly is a huge help tool indeed!!

Having a good profile at LinkedIn is very useful, a lot of companies check that.

Thank you for all the tips It is a good idea to concentrate in all of these terms and learn everything but I think y will do

Exactly!

“Avoid abbreviations.”

I always used abbreviations in my english posts, now I must avoid that… Be careful and use appropriate language to show a professional attitude (Y)

Avoid abbreviations, share useful information and make a correct use of grammar. These tips will help us show how professional we are.

good idea

Good tips.

I’ll write more articles in LinkedIn in English, I think so is great for my personal brand

Good video 📹 .
l like the pronuntation and your way of the teach

Good video 📹

thanks very useful

I think if you want to be visible for recruiters you need to use Linkedin.
LINKEDIN: In here you can recycle a lot of things that you learned when creating your professional profile. Create a description of yourself that is shorter and that causes impact, place your experience, skills and include posts that you have created

To consider:
Be very careful with the way you write (spelling and writing).
Use appropriate vocabulary Don´t be redundant with adjectives and verbs.
Try to be as professional as possible if your profiles are public.
Avoid informal language and abbreviations.

Good information!!

Good tips, just try to correct the spelling, before publish something. We must work a lot in our professional profile. Good luck for everyone.

Someone here use Facebook or Twitter in a formal way?
If I were an employer, I might feel is healthy the person is communicating in an informal way… just a opinion…

I consider all your tips for making good content in my social networks.
For me, it was important knowing as I can use the expressions for beginning a paragraph, because that you said teacher, this is the tip for the people paying attention to our message.
I would like to tell us that yet I have a little problem in use very well the adjectives and adverbs, to speak as for write. This is the reason I am taking this course for practice and practice…

great tips, thanks for the information

recently i’m using linkedin seriously to improve my professional profile and i believe this tips are very important to be better in this social network.

very useful!

This video is really useful, because there are many projects i want to start and are related with social networks.

very well.

Thanks a lot…

Thank you

Today I learned that…
I am very happy to participate in these events
I had the opportunity of

Great advice, I always use a spelling checker to ensure quality.

Tips:

  1. Be extra careful on spelling
  2. Have a clear and appealing professional description
  3. Check your vocabulary
  4. Keep it
  5. Avoid informal languagr and abbreviations

Thank you for this tips!!

Thank you for the tips!

An important class about how to use the social networks! 😏

Tools to apply in our daily life, thanks!

Great recommendations for a better use of English in our social networks

The information is good

Thank you for this tips 💚

In the social networks we have to show us as professionals as we are, so it’s a good practice to be very polite and use more formal language.

Very good class

Hi!!

I have to say that I didn’t know many of this things and I realize that I’m commiting some mistakes.

Thanks!

Good advice, sometimes I forget to check comments that could play against me.

I have a lot to change in my social networks.

Avoid unnecessary words when writing! Be careful with de words that you use. Choose the best words to express your ideas and don repeat them a lot.

Facebook post
twitter

Check everything you are posting before making it public.

Do not redundant with adjectives and verbs.
Use appropriate vocabulary.
Avoid informal language and abbreviations of words.
Focus on one thing only.
Share information that is useful for the audience.
In a description of yourself to be shorter.

Good tips , I learned a lot

I like twitter because we have to give our message in the most summarized way possible

Twitter is one way very interesting for express one idea, the idea should be smart.

Facebook posts.

Twitter.

LinkedIn.

UPDATE The limit on Twitter is now 280 characters and it has a feature that lets you create threads to continue the conversation.

Check spelling is very important to avoid mistakes.

Be careful with things that you post in your social media

Try to teach your audience!

  • Be very careful with the way you write (spelling and writing).

  • Use appropriate vocabulary Don´t be redundant with adjectives and verbs.

  • Try to be as professional as possible if your profiles are public.

  • Avoid informal language and abbreviations.

Great! I’m very excited to apply all this information! I’m loving this course.