One of the most common concerns I hear when helping someone write their bio is this: "I don't have much experience/education."
My reply is always the same: it doesn't matter. We'll focus on what you can do and have done. Therefore I was interested to run across this recent article about Allure Magazine's Linda Wells on why she doesn't care about your experience.
Read Linda's story as told to author Rachel Gillett.
A Magazine Executive Who's Been Hiring for 25 Years Explains Why She Doesn't Care About Your Experience
"The first thing most hiring managers consider when evaluating a job candidate is their experience — Elon Musk, for one, prefers to surround himself with a team chock full of problem-solving experience.
But Linda Wells, the founding editor-in-chief of beauty magazine Allure, takes an alternative approach to finding the best people.
"Experience is always good, but I don't think it's the be all and end all," she tells Business Insider."
Read the entire article here.
So next time you worry about whether or not you have the write education or experience for your bio or resume, remember what Linda has to say. Hard work and a willingness to learn matter much more!
Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.