Q: “Denise, I am having an issue with my bio. I have my years of experience listed in there along with the number of years I have lived in the area. My problem is that each year I have to update my bios because the number of years change and inevitably, I forget one or two. Got any ideas?”
A: I do! Two ideas that will simplify your world:
- Change the number of years to the year the event happened.
For example, instead of saying you have been in real estate for 17 years, indicate that you have been practicing real estate since 2000. This way you don’t have to worry about it every year.
- Have a single Word Document with your bio on it (if you need a shorter one for LinkedIn or other sites, include those as well). Then when it is time to update, just update on the one document and copy and paste from that document. That way everything stays nice and consistent and you make short work of updating your bio.