Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Resume is Dead, The Bio is King

I found an interesting article that made me think back on my own bio on my website. I keep wondering how I should balance the personal vs the professional persona. This article had some good tips on how to craft my bio, and I think I translate some of it to my cover letters, too.

The Resume is Dead, The Bio is King

I don't know that I would completely replace a resume with a bio, however. Most traditional job postings still ask for your resume, and I think they would look at you askance if you handed them something else. This is a useful guide for more of a website bio, personal letter, or elevator pitch. Typically these things would come into play in less traditional job-seeking settings (which I am sure many creative professionals are familiar with). Still, hold on to that resume, I'm sure it will come in useful at some point.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Happy Birthday To Me

My fabulous camera, arriving at my door, with impeccable timing, on my birthday! I'll have to take some better test pictures than a picture of my sister's birds, though it's already loads better than the crap camera I have now. I can finally start to compensate for my awful photography skills ;)

I feel like a pro. Now to start acting like one.