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25 May

“Hashtags don’t make you an expert”

Are you one of those people who like to list a ton of stereotypical keywords when applying for a job? Do you advertise yourself as creative, outgoing, smart person with this or that hobby? Do you claim to know an endless number of programming languages or are you by chance from the Balkans and claim to speak four languages – Serbian, Bosnian, Croatian and Montenegrin – even though it’s practically the same language?

If you were on Twitter, I bet you could turn each and every one of those stereotypes into a hashtag and try to put it in your one liner – A #super #awesome #creative #ruby #python #php #java #angular #developer that does #yoga and plays #amateur #tennis! Wow, you just burned my eyes…

Please, let me tell you something… Hashtags don’t make you an expert. It’s experience, projects, relationships and contacts. It’s all about what you’ve done, not what you claim you can do.

So what can you do? Go ahead and be awesome at what you do. And then get even better. And then focus on what you’ve accomplished. People will know how to appreciate that.

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