What To Write In About Me

Posted in ABOUT ME| GUIDE| HOW| PROMPTS on Dec 13, 2017

“About Me” is usually optional on resumes. However, at SHIFT, we highly recommend you write one.

A good “About Me” can actually make you stand out from the rest!

Writing a short paragraph (usually limited to 2-3 lines or less than 500 characters) is no mean feat though, so… Here’s a guide on how you can go about constructing your “About Me”.

To start, think about the tone that you want to use. The tone you use is subjective to your preferences and the impression that you want to give. To find the correct tone, think about the kind of employer you intend to attract, and what you want the employer to understand about you from the way you express yourself.

Next, think about the perspective you want to write it from. Should you write your “About Me” in a first or third person?? Apparently, many have agreed that writing in first person brings about a personal touch. On the other hand, a third person helps minimize the chances of you coming across as egoistic with the use of too many “I”s. There is no right or wrong, it depends on you.

So then, what makes up a good “About Me”? Consider the following prompts:

  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
  • How does your work fit into the company you want to work at?
  • What motivates you? (Can be your job, or other passion.)
  • What is the one thing you do best?
  • What is your ideal working environment like?

After writing, try reading it aloud to make sure your “About Me” sounds like you. Also, do update it regularly!

The process to prepare an “About Me” may be tedious but you know it’s all worth it! Let your resume show your capability and your personality!

Finding a full-time job or internship now? Download the SHIFT job app, and all you have to do is:

  1. Fill up your profile (which is also your resume)
  2. Swipe up to apply

Good luck!

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