Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Better You

Often, in the daily 9-to-5 it is easy to overlook the importance of what you are actually doing. The bigger picture of your career is your selling point. I often see at the bottom of blog-posts the mini-bio. But the importance of having your bio ready is not for such instances as you'll be ready for an impromptu-blog post. You should have it ready for the vague question: what do you do at [insert company name here]? Here are some tips from Yahoo!: [How to Write a Killer Bio]

My example: "[name redacted] grew up in [You've Never Heard of It], New York, and graduated from [Fancy Private College] in 2004 with a bachelor's degree in Environmental Engineering and again in 2006 with a Masters in the same field. [name redacted] currently lives in New York City where he work's for the [Random Government Agency] focusing on water quality improvement and climate change adaptation and mitigation."