There is a continually growing trend amongst employers as they look for new hires to scout out the twitter feeds of potential employees. Fortunately, studies have shown that they care less about the content of said tweets and more about how professional and mature your twitter handle is.
Take a look at your current twitter handle, what is it? EasyRider69. Now ask yourself, is an employer going to hire EasyRider69? Nope. It’s too confusing. EasyRider, is that a movie reference? A sex position? The name of your car? It doesn’t work as the base layer to a professional twitter handle. Now, let’s look at 69. This element is also unclear. Is it the year you were born? Is it your age? If it is your age, are you really planning to update your twitter handle once a year? An employer can’t keep track of that, it’s too inconsistent. When they sit you down and ask where you’re going to be in five years, they don’t want to hear EasyRider74.
So, unemployed reader, it’s time to toss out that unprofessional twitter handle and get a job. Below you will find a convenient form for creating a new professional twitter handle.
First Initial: _____ Last Name: ________________ Arbitrary Number: _420_
As you can tell, I have taken the liberty of placing filling out the number at the end of your twitter name. This is because 420 is nothing more than an irrelevant number. It’s a simple way to communicate that you are not the only First Initial, Last Name on twitter. It can’t be an age or a year. Just code, a code that says “there’s more than one of me” but it’s a memorable number that rolls off the tongue. So fill out this form, start tweeting and watch the job offers come crashing in!