Who am I?
I'm applying for a certification relating to my career, which
involved a fairly brief form, easily answered by using an up-to-date
copy of my resume, as well as a few write-ups regarding projects in
which I've been involved. It took a bit of time and effort, but it
wasn't the worst application I've had to complete.
First, regarding the biography - when I write about myself, I'm used to being funny and poking fun at the mistakes I've made. If you look at my list of 100 things,
most of it has to do with my likes and dislikes, my goofiness and
sentimental side, and it is just for fun. I really have a difficult
time bragging about my professional career and accomplishments, because
I'm pretty certain someone is about to smack me up aside the head if I do, and tell me to stop being so full of myself.
In the end, I wrote up something fairly cheesy (I think), asked one
of my copywriting friends to proof it (she didn't laugh too much, but
did leave little teary-eyed faces near the area where I waxed poetic
regarding our current employer), and that is that. Truthfully, I don't think it really described me - at least not the real me.
Even though I'm a procrastinator, I'm happy to say the application
went in the mail on Tuesday, and it was due to its destination on
Friday. Via the US Postal Service's tracking device, it appears my
package was delivered yesterday, nicely ahead of schedule.
Have you ever had to write a biography about yourself (excluding the
"about you" section in your blog)? Is there an easy way to do this?