My bio is terrible

The bio needs a structure: an opening belief statement, a story, and last a call to action.

First it’s about brainstorming what I do without using my title. Well that’s good because I’m unclear of my title anyway. Founder, recruiter, headhunter, executive search consultant? Instead the point is to talk about who I’m doing this for, with an action word. This is my stream of consciousness:

Who I am writing this for:

I guide hiring managers and HR executives to clearly understand and define their needs and e̶d̶u̶c̶a̶t̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶m̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶w̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶e̶x̶i̶s̶t̶s̶ attract the best talent in the market. To take where they are and where they want to go, and craft a job around that…

Then my belief statement:

I̶ ̶b̶e̶l̶i̶e̶v̶e̶ ̶t̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶r̶e̶’̶s̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶r̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶b̶e̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶n̶ ̶e̶x̶c̶e̶l̶l̶e̶n̶t̶ ̶r̶e̶c̶r̶u̶i̶t̶e̶r̶.̶ No cliche… plus this sounds terrible.

Why I do this:

I love bringing people together. I do this for fun too with my meetup. I just love people and getting past the surface level conversation. It’s awesome to be real and develop deep relationships.

How did I get here?

I grew up in hard core contingency where there were two computers for every six people and LinkedIn didn’t exist. I’ll never forget certain company main numbers like 212–902–1000.

Then the bio is written with the bio-reader in mind.

Back to the structure: An opening belief statement. Then a story. Last a call to action.



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