The biography section is located just under your skills summary and is your opportunity to introduce yourself on a personal and professional level.
Are you an experienced welder with a great work ethic, attention to detail, and a solutions-oriented attitude?
Do you have experience with heavy equipment operation and an excellent safety record? Let employers know!
The following suggestions will help you introduce yourself to employers and offer a picture of who you are as a person and as an employee.
Do include items such as:
- Work ethic
- A short summary of past experience
- Skills such as time management, problem-solving, teamwork, and attention to detail
- A description of the kind of work you are looking for
- Race, Color, or National Origin
- Sex, Gender Identity, or Sexual Orientation
- Pregnancy status
- Age or Genetic Information
- Marital Status or Number of Children
- Previous pay rate
While these topics seem like they would give a good view of who you are as a person, they are actually not acceptable for an employer to ask about in an interview. Additionally, posting your previous pay rate may keep you from being paid more because the employer already knows what you will accept.
Here are a few examples to get you started:
"Experienced pipeline welder looking for a position in Oil and Gas. I work in all weather and am great on a team. Willing to do any task assigned and always looking to learn something new."
"Hardworking team-player ready to take the next step as a Team Leader. Safety oriented, I always look out for my crew."
"Utilities Inspector with 15 year's experience. UT, PT, MT, and RT certified and willing to travel. I am a self-starter who works well with very little supervision. I always get the job done with excellent attention to detail.
Still don't know what to write? Email us at email@example.com and we can help!