Tuesday, November 11, 2014

As Time Goes By

It's been more than a year since my last post here, and so much has happened!

I've lost a couple jobs, gained a couple others, started saving for a house, had to use my savings to live on, got a cat...
(he was a kitten at the time, a mistake I will never make again)
met an amazing guy, had to take a break from said guy...

and have started my own business!


There are so many things I want to talk about and figure out here, but I think I'll start with the best stuff first. For example, now that I have my own business people expect me to have a Bio to just email them whenever I do a job for them.

Bios are funny things. It's hard to know when you're giving too much information (no one cares about my cat), or not enough (but do they care about where I went to school or what my degree is in?). The idea is to summarize your professional life in about 4 sentences. HOW THE HELL DO YOU DO THAT?!

When it comes to being a business person, especially a female person, especially in the tech World, it's important to keep your Bio as clean as possible. I don't just mean swearing is a bad idea. I mean you want to stick to the facts that others can verify. Where did you go to school? When did you graduate? What is your degree in? How long have you been doing what you're doing? What is it exactly that you do?

This isn't the best place to explain your life history, rather, just tell the biggest highlights.

Catherine graduated from Ithaca College in 2001 with a BA in Psychology. After finding out she was permanently disabled, Catherine started teaching herself how to use Social Media to connect with other people who understood her disabilities. Finding that she had a real aptitude for Social Media, she started using it to help her employer create more business connections. These days, Catherine uses her skills to help others use Social Media in ways that best suit their needs.

I think this is the one I'm going to go with for now... what do you think?