How NOT to write a personal biographyPosted on 14
Most of us have written a description about ourselves before, whether it be on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or our CV. It’s not an easy task but it needs to be done, and it should always be evolving. Your bio should sell yourself and your story. It should show your credentials, your passion and expertise. It should be unique to you and you only. It should not be copied & handed out at whim.
Wouldn’t you agree?
Obviously this is not the case for the 12+ pages of people that have literally copy pasted my entire biography or parts there of, onto their own page. I’m not here to point fingers, as you can easily go through and look yourself, but seriously… think before you act.
For those needing help writing their own bio, here are some great resources:
- How to write a professional bio
- My ‘About Page’ bookmarks (Examples & Best Practices)
- How to write your ‘About Me’ page
Have any other helpful links or advice? Please do share.
My Latest Bio
After many hours work, below you can read my latest bio as it appears on my CV. It still needs work and I’m open to constructive feedback, so please let me know your thoughts. What should be removed, added, changed?
Strategic, multidisciplinary designer & art director with an eye for innovation and pixel perfection. I’ve worked the gamut of clients (Disney, Red Bull, Nike & Star Wars to name a few) and although my skill set is vast, my greatest expertise revolve in the worlds of interactive design, UX, social media, brand identity design, content creation and print collateral. My wish is to combine my knowledge and experience in these areas, to deliver the best creative to my employer’s clients and their audiences. I have a strong personal following of over 42,000 Twitter followers and 30,000 blog subscribers. I also love coffee.
Let’s see how many people copy this one.