Thanks to the folks at Weebly for this great advice on personal websites for job seekers, as well as a bio that tells a story.
There's no better resume than a personal website. In a recent survey, 84 percent of respondents said they received tangible career benefits from their personal site. Elements of a successful online portfolio include clean design, a bio that tells a story, and work samples that show the work you want to do. Here are some tips on how to make your online portfolio shine.
A bio that tells a story
A professional “About Me" page is a great way to show the personality behind your work. This is where you can include additional information that's not in your online resume or in your cover letter, such as your point of view on your profession, your backstory, and your hobbies and interests. After all, you're far more than a list of accomplishments.
For people interested in your work, a cultural fit is often as important as your skills and qualifications. Let them know you're a good match with a bio page that tells a story about what kind of partner you will be to work with.
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.