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A good example below of how a subdued and simple image can dress up a rather bland background. Imagine this typical resume material in the usual chronological or functional format: it would be unappealing and without any zest, just a list of places and times and things done. In fact, it would be a litany of the past and nothing more, but by building the information around “selling to the buyer” the candidate has expressed an ability to work harder and “think out of the box” (as well as about the box itself!).

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August 14, 2007 at 4:57 pm

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WONDER WOMAN

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This bioblog captures the sense of self this woman has about her creative character and workplace manners; she knows that she knows what she’s doing because she has the track record and street creds. People like her because she has a great mix of humility and ambition. The main point that she wants to make is that she has a unique background and is extremely well-versed in her industry and the changes she has been part and parcel to for many years. She can be assumed to be a competent problem solver and a keen observer of business operations and marketplace fluctuations. She knows her industry like the back of her hand and has stories to tell of how she made companies successful where others might not have survived.

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August 13, 2007 at 5:56 pm

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STRUCTURE WORKS

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There are unlimited approaches to constructing a bioblog, many of which combine the formats of traditional resumes (columns, content blocks, headlines) with the spiffiness (is that a word?) of web-space digital adverts. In this particular bioblog, the structure mirrors the main selling point: the strength of experience, a veritable house of knowledge planted squarely on pylons that run deep.

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August 13, 2007 at 5:53 pm

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THE GENDER CARD

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Your choice of the image that sets the tone for your bioblog says a lot about you subliminally; e.g., in this woman’s “sales pitch” she leaves the reader with the impression that she is not only talented and well-regarded in her industry, but that she is confident, outgoing, pleasant to be around and (I would intrepret) nourishing (in the sense of both providing food and joy in the process). I would certainly want to meet her in person, or at least call her and tap into her psyche over the phone to see how she responds. I find this a very enticing offer, a tasty bit of bait if I ever saw one.

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August 13, 2007 at 5:29 pm

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