Breaking it Down: Sample Short Professional Bio

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In 2023, according to Forbes, 71% of businesses have an online presence. As part of this digital presence, having a short professional bio is essential! Other instances where you will need a short professional bio are speaking engagements, press releases, or other networking events as a way to introduce yourself to others. One can also use a short professional bio when sending in job applications as part of a cover letter. Today, we’ll break down a sample short professional bio.

sample short professional bio

Names of individuals and institutions have been changed to protect their privacy.

From the very beginning paragraph of this sample short professional bio, we already get how dynamic of a person Shelly is in her represented industry. 

Passionate and dedicated are just a few terms colleagues use to describe Shelly Hayes. As an award-winning realtor with the Lee Goldstein Group of TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, Shelly goes the extra mile when it comes to helping her clients find their dream homes. Licensed in Maryland, DC, and Virginia, Shelly has over 20+ years of experience in the industry.  

In the following paragraph of this sample short professional bio, notice that it highlights Shelly’s career accomplishments – it’s the topic at hand. Remember, dense words carry clout in short professional bios.

Shelly started as a transaction coordinator and settlement agent for a title company. She eventually moved into sales and quickly succeeded, being awarded the Greater Capital Area Association of REALTORS’s Rookie of the Year. More recognition followed for Shelly, who was recently named one of the “Best of Washington” Realtors by the Washingtonian and featured by DC Metro Real Producers as a 2017 Rising Star. She was also named Three Realtors to Know by the Washington Business Journal in 2018. Shelly is an active National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP) member.  

In the third and final paragraph of this sample short professional bio, you’ll notice we finally meet the person as she is outside of her chosen profession. This paragraph makes the individual memorable. People automatically know Shelly is excellent in her career; after all, they are reading her short professional bio — but they will remember Shelly as the real estate agent who volunteers and comes from Colombia, and is very supportive of her three children’s interests. 

A native of Colombia, Shelly’s desire to serve others extends outside her business. She volunteers monthly with the KIND organization, where she helps distribute food to children in need at local elementary schools. She is the proud mother of three children — Francesca, Josefina, and Mateo; she enjoys attending soccer games, dance competitions, and traveling. 

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