How many times have you read a professional bio only to lose interest halfway through? If
you don’t want to fall into the same trap, there are some basic questions you can ask
yourself that will keep that ‘about me’ section a lot more interesting.
When people get to know, they want to know what you’re all about and what makes you
tick. Yes, your experience and qualifications matter, but people also enjoy the smaller
details that define who you are.
Here are some of the ways that you can get more creative with your bio.
- Think back to your childhood. Do you feel that your childhood helped prepare you
for what you’re doing professionally? If so, how so? Whether it’s the people who
raised you or where you grew up, mentioning details about your childhood can
bring a personal touch to your bio.
- Your dream job. If you had a dream job, this is something you can incorporate into
your bio. Telling people about your dream job gives them insights into your
personality. You can also mention how what you’re doing now is linked to your
- Jot down your accomplishments. What are you most proud of? When you share
some of your accomplishments, it shows that you’re driven and take pride in what
you do. This doesn’t have to only be work-related either – mention whatever you
feel represents you the best.
- What about those hidden talents? Is there something you do really well that not
many people know about? Find ways to bring this into your bio. Just make sure that
whatever you mention, it paints your brand in a favorable light.
- Remember the lessons. People like to be reminded that even the most successful
people are human too. What is one of the biggest mistakes you’ve ever made and
what did you learn from it?
- The strange and unusual. Another way to give people a peek into your personality
is to mention an unusual item you have in your office. Perhaps it’s something you
found in an antique store or it’s a bright pink stapler, people love interesting
- Do you have a guilty pleasure? Perhaps it’s the chocolate croissants from the
bakery down the road or reading a newspaper in the tub, adding some details about
your quirks will make your bio more personal.
- Furry friends. Are you an animal lover? Many of your customers are too. If your
pet/s is a big part of your life, add some details to your bio for a fun twist.
- Mention your high school years. How would people from high school describe you
and how have you changed since those years? This is another great way to get
people to relate to you.
- What’s on your bucket list? Life is filled with excitement and adventure and
everyone has things they really want to do. Why not mention a few of yours.
Your bio doesn’t need to include all this information but adding a few personal touches to
your copy can make a big difference to the kind of response you receive.