5 things not to include in your online bio

Stop saying you’re innovative—and/or unique!

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When I read online biographies about communicators, I start banging my head against the wall.

Here’s an example:

FaBio Madeup is the senior financially concentrated marketing professional assistant to the assistant vice president in the public relations department for Long Name Company Incorporated in Big Town, IL. She also serves as governing co-director of the social media rules foundation. Her innovative and unique leadership in the field has revolutionized the world of health care communications. She graduated with Very High Honors from Random University. She has won awards from Who Cares.com and I’m The Best Committee. In other words, she is just the most amazing, most talented, perfect health care communicator in the western hemisphere (if not the world).

Sound familiar?

Here are five things not to include in your professional online biography:

A job title longer than two words

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