Writing a personal or professional biography is one of those tasks that most of us dread. What to include, what to leave out? Often it seems easier just to ignore the task until another day. But at the same time, we all know that a great work bio is aContinue reading »
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Military Bio Format – Free Template and Examples
The military bio format is much like the bio format used in civilian life, although there are a few key differences that you should be aware of. Regardless of whether your military service is in the army, navy, airforce or coast guard, your military bio is designed to do oneContinue reading »
How to Write a Brief Description of Yourself (With Examples)
It seems that wherever you go on the Internet, you are constantly being asked to give a brief description of yourself. If you are applying for jobs online, the employer will probably request a short bio in addition to a resume. If you are submitting an application for a research grant,Continue reading »
What is LinkedIn and How Do You Make a Profile?
If you are just getting started in your career or are looking to make a lateral move to a new industry or market, then you need to know about LinkedIn. With just a few simple steps, you can attract the attention of recruiters and hiring specialists, as well as networkContinue reading »
100 Word Bio Examples
It’s just 100 words (or fewer) so why is it so freaking difficult? You know what I’m talking about…the short bio or brief description that you need for social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and all the others. I always find it so much easier to have bioContinue reading »
Actor Bio: How to Write a Great Bio for Theatre, TV, Movies, and More!
An actor bio is a brief summary of your education, work history and experience that is relevant to the acting profession (the focus is on brief and relevant). The theatre or agency requesting your actor bio may specify a format and length. If they don’t, follow these actor bio guidelines:Continue reading »
Write Your Professional Bio: Free Template
This article provides a “fill-in-the-blanks” template for how to write a professional bio or “about me” page. By following the template you can quickly and easily create your own short bio. (But if you don’t feel confident about your writing, or you’re simply in a hurry… go here to get aContinue reading »
How to Write a Professional Bio for a Writer
Writers are good at writing, but they aren’t always good at marketing. But there’s one piece of marketing that no author can ignore: a good short professional bio. You’d think that writing a bio would be easy for a writer. But let’s face it: most of us dread writing aboutContinue reading »
Writing a Bio: When Should You Use First-Person Rather than Third-Person?
The standard advice for writing a bio is to write in the third person (as though someone else is writing about you). However, there are a few exceptions to the “third person rule”. Here are four situations when you should write your bio in first person instead of third-person: 1)Continue reading »
Bio vs. Resume: What’s the Difference and Which is Best?
It’s amazing how quickly things change in the business and career arenas. For ages all you needed was a resume when applying for a job. Now it seems that not only do you need a resume, you also need a professional bio and maybe even a LinkedIn page. Holy cow!Continue reading »