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Donald Trump is doing everything wrong on social media

Want to get hired? Don't be like Trump.


April Siese


Posted on Oct 2, 2016   Updated on May 25, 2021, 9:29 pm CDT

During the 2008 election, Barack Obama simply owned online engagement, welcoming the tech-savvy change to the way voters interact with politicians. Eight years later, Donald Trump is showing presidential hopefuls what not to do on social media platforms.

Perhaps the most fitting way to explain this is how Trump’s tweets would negatively impact him vying for any other job, much less commander in chief. As CNET reports, the way the Republican nominee tweets is exactly what job recruiters don’t want you to do.

“Job recruiters detest typos, oversharing and photos of alcoholic consumption,” journalist Alfred Ng explains, citing a 2016 Recruiter Nation Survey from Jobvite. Swap alcohol with the consumption of other less healthful indulgences, like fast food, and you’ve pretty much got the online version of the Donald.

At his worst, Trump’s tweets are offensive and insulting HR violations in the making. Had he been competing on the Apprentice, he’d be fired immediately, perhaps even passed over in auditions.


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*First Published: Oct 2, 2016, 3:04 pm CDT