Friday, May 30, 2014

Top 4 Reasons You Should Have a Professional Bio

Marcie Hill

Professionals are often told to have a current resume when looking for a job and to have business cards when attending networking events. One marketing tool they should have, but don't really think about unless it's requested, is a professional bio.

If you are an executive, business owner, a professional in any industry or even a stay-at-home mom and don't have a bio, check out the top four reasons you should have one.

Spotlight Who You Are

While a resume focuses mostly on aspects of your work life, your bio gives an overview of your entire professional life. You can also include personal details like your mission, goals and philosophies, as well as family information.

Share What You Do

Share things that you do outside of work - hobbies, community service and professional, social or civic organizations and professional development - that brings you joy.

Highlight Those You Serve

Who do you serve? How do you serve them? Why do you serve them? What are the results of your service? In addition to answering these questions, note how you benefited and learned from these groups.

Brag About Yourself

Here are a few bragging points that should be included in your bio: accomplishments, awards and honors; leadership roles and responsibilities; and starting a business, programs or other initiatives. You worked hard to achieve these things, and you need to share them with the world!

Above are the top four reasons you should have professional bio. In addition to providing a comprehensive overview of your professional life, it also serves as an effective marketing tool.

Marcie Hill is a freelance writer, blogger and author of How to Write a POWERFUL Professional Bio, which is currently available on Smashwords. 

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I passed Microsoft's 74-325 exam! 


The Microsoft 74-325 exam covers Office 365 Administration for Small Business and SharePoint Online. So now I can add Microsoft Specialist certification to my resume. And with my certification, Blacks Gone Geek achieved Silver Competency status in Small Business. This is an important achievement for BGG Consulting group which has grown to 26 consultants. 

You too can advance your career, develop new skills, network with your peers and become a SharePoint consultant.

Join the BGG SharePoint Consultant Group today!!

Date: Wednesdays

Time: 8:00 pm Central, 9:00 Eastern

Location: Online Webinar

Dial-in Number: by invitation only 

Seating is limited to applicants who pass the entrance criteria. Apply now. Send your resume to

Cost: Requires the purchase of an Office 365 license for minimum of $6 per month. Click the link below for a list of plan options:

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:2
We recommend the E1 plan at $8 a month if you don’t need the desktop software. And we recommend the midsize business plan at $15 a month if you want the desktop software.

This is a hands-on apprentice program where you will get to learn and use SharePoint Online to create a SharePoint Team Site and build an externally facing public website. SharePoint consultants achieve Microsoft Sales Specialist accreditation and Microsoft certification (74-325 Administering Office 365 for Small Business).

Time Commitment: 5-10 hours a week. 

Guiding Principle: We want to learn and teach others how to fully utilize Microsoft Office 365 and SharePoint Online to grow their career "net worth" as SharePoint consultants. Here's the catch, you have to learn these skill sets as an intern first.

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