Writing and posting profile on the internet is an effective method of presenting yourself as well as advertising your capabilities and skills. (Read our related article, how to sound more confident and credible.)
But writing an effective profile requires using certain methods and techniques to make it a success and meet the objectives of a personal online profile. Here are some tips you can use when writing your personal online profile.
The first thing you should remember is that a personal profile should achieve the objective of presenting you broad enough sweep of your life that it will cover all of the pertinent or important information but still gain your readers’ attention and compel them to ask more about you. It doesn’t matter if the profile is to be used for landing a job, advertising one’s skills, using it for personal purposes – the goal remains the same.
One of the most effective tips on writing personal profile is to condense everything you want to say. A tightly written profile will be more effective compared to a profile that is too long and rambles on with so many details that it loses the reader. Prioritize the details or information you want to put into your profile. A good idea would be to list down all of the information you want to put into the profile then edit it by keeping in mind what the profile will be for. If it is for a job, then of course more emphasis on work skills and experience should be given priority over more personal details. It should be the other way around if the profile will be for something personal.
Adjectives will always come into play in a profile. But be conscientious when using adjectives. You wouldn’t want to use the same words over and over again because it just won’t look good. You can use a thesaurus to get an idea of the most accurate adjectives for the ideas you want to present. But don’t get too carried away with a thesaurus and start using not-so-popular words just to try and impress your readers. This always fails.
Be specific when writing your profile. Instead of saying that you love music or movies, why not list down your top movies or music artists? It gives your readers more insight into who you are and your likes and dislikes as well.
Short, concise sentences are more powerful and punchier compared to long-winded sentences that only bore your readers. Go direct to the point with your sentences. Avoid vacillating or meandering. Your readers will thank you for it and will keep their attention as well.
you can also use free internet services that let you post your online resume.
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