How to write a Twitter bio

How To Write A Twitter Bio

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How do I write my Twitter bio?

It’s the number one question I get in training especially when you plan to useTwitter for the purpose of recruitment. It’s true, it’s not easy to write your Twitter bio.

But it matters if you want to grow a following of (the right) people! You have seconds to make an impression and to be followed, and being followed is where the magic happens.

Your Twitter bio is less formal than your LinkedIn profile but, probably, not as informal as Facebook. You want to be clear about what you do and also give people something to talk to you about.

So this is what I think you should do with your 160 characters:



What do you think should be in a Twitter bio?

Let me know in the comments below.



Recruiting on Twitter

Twitter is lot like a pub and it’s most likely, you’d never walk in a pub and yell, “Want a job?” Yet, everyday I see Recruiters spray ‘n’ pray their jobs onto Twitter without taking the time to build a following of the right people.

If you take the time to understand how to use Twitter, it will be a brilliant addition to your social recruiting tool kit for talent pooling, engaging and employer branding.

If you’d like to understand how to use Twitter effectively, you’ll find the (updated) eBook and 5 supporting videos, will get you on your way.


Ready to gain the latest social recruiting skills? Check out the upcoming classes at The Searchologist School, grab some ready made training in The Academyor get in touch for some onsite or live online Tailored Tuition.


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Katrina Collier - Chief Searchologist
Katrina Collier is recognised globally as an expert on social recruiting. From SMEs to global corporates, she has trained countless HR and Recruitment professionals around the world to recruit on social media. From recruitment newbies to dedicated sourcers, from dinosaurs to the socially savvy.

With 10+ years of social recruiting and full-cycle recruitment experience, she's passionate about social sourcing, employer branding and candidate engagement. Get in touch and ease the pain of your recruitment.