How To Present Your Professional Background

What get's you up in the morning?

Whether you’re updating your LinkedIn profile, you apply for a new job, or you want to present yourself to new clients, professional bios are the way to go.

The most important thing you want to keep in mind: for the love of God, whatever you do, don’t be boring! In certain contexts, your professional bio does need to be more formal, but in most cases, a more ‘conversational starter’ biography is the perfect choice.

This overview should show how your experience qualifies you as the greatest human for the position.

Brag about you and everything you do!

So let’s explore some tips to guide you when writing about your professional background.

Bio template

A professional bio template can help you focus on your professional information and accomplishments, without having to worry as much about the structure. HubSpot has a few great options. Once you’ve filled in the template, create an initial framework for your professional biography.

Include values

Why do you do what you do? How do you contribute to the market? What makes you unique? Start to wrap up your professional bio by simply explaining what gets you up in the morning. Transition from your work values to describing who you are outside of work.

Show progress

Think about structuring your professional bio in a way that creates a timelime to show your progression. Explain what your different roles were and emphasize responsabilities that set you up for success in your latter positions.

Present wins

Brag about you and everything you do! The professional background is about the quality of your experiences. It’s better to pick a few impressive items rather than ten insignificant ones. If your success can be measured in quantifiable metrics, include strong statistics.

Stay friendly

Progress and accomplishments are great but being personable is better. Be relatable to your audience. Readers should feel like they’re getting a sense of who you are from your professional background. End the bio on a good note. Or even a funny one.

So what's your hook?

Even writing about your professional background might feel challenging, it doesn’t have to be. Just be your witty lovely self!

Do you want more tips and tricks for creating a professional bio? We’re waiting for your DM on Instagram.

Your biggest fan,
Oana J.

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OANA

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A whole lot of copywriting and social media, with a sweet tooth for Instagram management. A pinch of digital marketing strategy on the side. Open to discussing environmental issues after two glasses of wine. She's actually a biologist who fell in love with traveling and photography.
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