When I was creating my personal homepage, I found this section to be the most difficult. How do I write about myself for my audience- the employer? Is it allowed to talk about my ridiculous love for pizza? Does my employer need to know about my adorable mini-poodle Bambi? What are the rules?
Here are the five simple rules when writing your About Me.
1) KNOW YOUR AUDIENCE
This isn’t your About Me section on your Tinder, Twitter, or Instagram. Keep it formal for your employer but not too formal where you lose what type of person you really are.
2) KEEP IT SIMPLE
I think three paragraphs is an ample amount of words to let people know who you are briefly while providing some depth.
First paragraph: quick introduction- where are you from? where do you go to school?
Second paragraph: what do you study, what career paths are you headed to?
Third paragraph: in addition to your career goals, what else interests you?
3) ADD A PICTURE
This is a great way to to add some personal touch and help people put a lovely face to a name.
Make sure the text and colors you've chosen fit into the design of the template. Also make sure the background picture you've picked is appealing to the eye. And I can't emphasize this enough, make sure your choice of font color and background picture mesh well so it's readable.
5) PROOFREED. PROOFREED. PROOFREAD.
The quickest way to turn an employer off is typos. So make sure you have someone else read it over and make sure there's no errors.