A biography is basically a summary of yourself, your career and your accomplishments. Authors may add their biography to their written work, such as a book or an article, for example, or you may want to provide a short bio when applying for a particular position. Writing your bio is fairly simple, but it should be tailored to its purpose. An architect would emphasize their architectural achievements, whereas a chef would outline their culinary training and experience.
Write your first and last name and then state your current position, if you are applying for a job. Name the company, organization or agency where you are presently employed. Cite your current position title. If the company you work for is not well known, you could add a sentence or two describing the area of business, research and development, or what services it provides to private or public sectors.
Summarize your educational background. If you are social worker, for example, and you are applying for a counseling position, then put what university you graduated from and what year and that your coursework included counseling courses and psychology courses. You need to demonstrate that you are trained and qualified for the position you are applying for.
Describe your main responsibilities at your current job and any other work experience that would be relevant to the job you are trying to get. A chef, for example, might write about how they have developed restaurant menus, supervised other cooks, and managed food and liquor purchases. Mirror the experience that the prospective employer is looking for with your work experience.
List any skills that match the skills that the employer is seeking. If you are applying for a management position, for example, you want to highlight management skills such as organizational, communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Give an example or two from your work history to demonstrate how you used your management skills specifically to accomplish a company goal or objective.
Mention any associations you belong to such as professional organizations. Describe any outstanding accomplishments. If you do volunteer work and it relates to the job you are applying for, add that to your bio.