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Executive Biography Samples

Purpose: Executive biographies are often asked for during executive job searches

Quick Tips for Writing an Executive Biography:

The above documents are sample executive biographies to be used both during and after your job search. The average job seeker can use a biographical sketch to help them complete online profiles such as those on LinkedIn and Facebook. Biographies are helpful to entrepreneurs seeking funding for a business plan. Executives may be asked for a biography instead of or in addition to a resume during the job search. Biographies are also often asked for when you speak at events or participate as a member of boards. Once you have been hired, you may be asked for a biography by the new employer, to be used in their marketing materials. Like resumes, biographies should be written to emphasize your personal brand and really showcase what is unique and special about you. Biographies are also the document in which it is acceptable to briefly mention personal information about hobbies or your family–items that you would not include in your resume.

Example #1

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Example #2

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These sample executive biographies are just examples to show the quality and style of our work. Every job search document we write is different and the resumes and other documents that we write for you will be as unique as you are and customized and personalized to your needs. Distinctive Documents provides our clients a full range of job search-related writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a current client (we’ve already written your resume or are in the process of writing it), you can place an order for a biography by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume writing services, click here.

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