Writing an Executive Bio

From Professional-Resumes.com

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An increasing amount of executives have begun to include a one-page bio that summarises their background and outlines their work experience, achievements and successes.

This bio is written in the third person and comprises of a series of paragraphs within a one-page format that provides readers with an understanding of the candidate’s level of experience and knowledge. An important point to note is that unlike a resume it is not written using bulleted text or action verbs. In addition to this it does not take on the appearance of a resume and does not use italics, bold text or underlines to enhance the message.

It simply states clearly and concisely the biographical history of the candidates experience. It must be noted that this type of bio will not prove helpful in the search for a new role and should not be used in place of a resume.

A well-written bio should be used in conjunction with your resume when offered to a recruiter, headhunter or while networking to maximise the information on offer and to demonstrate professionalism and commitment.

Before you create an executive bio take some time to gather your previous work experience details in conjunction with your resume thus ensuring that you maintain balance between both documents and that the information flows chronologically for the end reader.


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