While most people imagine a very formal job search language for resumes and cover letters, writing on social media can be much more casual, more authentic, and more narrative.
Consider this major shift in language when using social media: that the very best LinkedIn profiles are written in the first person. I’ve heard many stories of people shifting this one element and getting fabulous results online.
As a terrible speller myself, it always irks me to hear how picky many employers are with typos and spelling errors. What a shallow judge of character.
[Editors note: Or, a good judge of careless work habits, speaking as a poor speller, myself.]
But the reality is that on your more formal job search documents, résumé, email inquiry (cover letter) or job application, spelling and grammatical mistakes can ruin your chances.
Luckily, you don’t have to be so uptight when writing for social media. Especially when you are sending out posts. And, social media combined with widespread use of texting has created language additions and modifications, like BTW, LOL, OMG, and many more.
Most people understand that there is a fine balance between the timeliness of the post (getting it out fast) and the quality of the post (how it is written). The more you post, the better your digital literacy; you will be able to post faster with more quality posts- only with practice.