It’s time to showcase your skills on BigEdHouse.com and get discovered by school professionals who need your help!
A first step is to polish up your bio. Are you dragging your heels when it comes to updating or writing a bio or do you have a bio posted and think it could become something more? Not too many folks are very comfortable about writing bios, so let’s explore how to get the basics covered while also getting you noticed.
1. Content: What sort of things do you expect to see in a bio?
There are a few basic ways to compose an introduction and many great examples to help you find your stride.
- The main focus of the bio is about you, about your work, and what makes you and your work stand out as the best match for the job.
- Keep your tone “Professional” with a touch of personality. Remember it’s not about personal struggles, it’s about choosing you as the expert to lead and guide others.
- Proofread for a polished post – so no grammar or punctuation mistakes! It helps to have a colleague read over your bio, and give feedback on how it sounds as well as how it looks! Does this look right, sound right and make sense? Be open and it will pay off.
- Avoid the Big Mistakes! Meredith Fineman says, “Your bio is a strategic play and should be treated as such. A bio can help you get hired, gain visibility, and win you serious respect.” She outlines six mistakes to avoid in this article published by the Harvard Business Review.
2. Length: How short is too short or how long is too long for a bio?
Studies of web-page reads tell us that the average time spent on a page is a whopping 15 seconds! So build your most important content into the first few sentences, and keep your reader engaged with concise and polished content.
- Since BigEdHouse.com is available to search engines, what’s the best ways to get noticed?
As you create your profile online, you will have a chance to drop in a link to your website. BigEdHouse.com wants to help you launch or expand your consultant business, and connect you with someone who just hasn’t found you yet! The link to your website – which features connections on social media and / or your blog will guide them to explore your work – but they may not click through if your bio doesn’t grab them! So take Fineman’s advice: “Tighten, strengthen, and regularly update your bio. When used correctly, it’s a tool that can help you stand out!”