Biodata – Personal Vs Professional

Biodata – Personal Vs Professional: The term “Biodata” is generic, and for the most part in the western world, it’s obsolete. There seem to be two major types of bio-data documents available in the world: Personal and Professional.

Biodata is a paragraph summary of who you are. It can be for any purpose whatsoever. A note at the bottom of an article you wrote, or a description on a any web site to give just a couple of examples.

Personal Biodata

From my experience, most of those, and many of the associated templates showing examples of how to construct a Biodata document, seem to be on India-based web sites.

It seems a Biodata document is used as a screening tool in marriage proposals. It allows the family considering the marriage proposal to research the background and family history of the proposing family, and weigh on whether the proposal is a sound one or not.

Among other things, Biodata provides an educational background, a history of both the individual and a family lineage history, and a photograph.

Biodata - Personal Vs Professional

Personal Vs Professional

Professional BioData

Every once in a great while, a hiring company will suggest a one-page Biodata from someone as a method of testing qualifications, and this is particularly (in my experience, exclusively) true of technical writing positions. To see what your skill level is in wording and presenting information a company will ask the potential technical writer to send a one-page bio-data as their writing sample. (On a side-note, the first time I was asked for this, I dropped out of consideration because I had no idea what a “bio-data” was, or how to manage to squeeze 42 years of life onto a single page. My résumé is three!)

As far as the US and most other western countries are concerned, however, a bio-data is an obsolete document, and has been replaced by the résumé or the CV (Curriculum Vitae). If, however, the bio-data is targeted so that the professional qualifications, skill set(s) and achievements are highlighted, and personal data is kept to a minimum, a bio-data may, in some instances, play the role of a résumé.

For the most part, if you are seeking a job with either a company based in the western hemisphere, Biodata is more prudent to have a good, solid résumé at your disposal than a Biodata.

Therefore, think of your resume, or Curriculum Vitae (CV), as a Marketing Document for your job skills and candidacy for a specific position. As such, it should be handled in a clear, professional manner, with proper grammar, diction, spelling, punctuation and word use. This is perhaps the most critical document you will ever write for your career. Take it seriously.

About Haja

Software Engineer by profession, Author and the Founder of "bench3" you can connect with me on Twitter , Facebook and also on Google+


  1. Hey I know this is off topic but I was wondering if you
    knew of any widgets I could add to my blog that automatically tweet my newest twitter updates.
    I’ve been looking for a plug-in like this for quite some
    time and was hoping maybe you would have some experience with something like this.

    Please let me know if you run into anything.
    I truly enjoy reading your blog and I look forward to your new updates.

  2. Hi! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any trouble with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of hard work
    due to no backup. Do you have any methods to protect against hackers?

  3. I have fun with, result in I found exactly what I used to be taking a
    look for. You have ended my four day long hunt!
    God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye

  4. I cherished as much as you’ll obtain performed right here. The sketch is attractive, your authored subject matter stylish. however, you command get got an shakiness over that you wish be turning in the following. ill indubitably come more before again since exactly the similar nearly a lot regularly within case you protect this hike.

  5. I am really pleased to glance at this webpage posts which carries lots of valuable data, thanks for providing
    such information.

  6. I like it whenever people come together and
    share thoughts. Great blog, continue the good work!

  7. This paragraph will help the internet viewers for building up new website or even a
    weblog from start to end.

  8. Hi there colleagues, pleasant paragraph and pleasant urging commented here, I am actually enjoying by these.

  9. Hello, I desire to subscribe for this blog to obtain most recent updates,
    so where can i do it please help.

  10. Hello there I am so excited I found your blog, I really found you by error, while I was researching on Aol for something
    else, Anyways I am here now and would just like to say kudos for a tremendous post and a all round exciting blog (I also love the theme/design),
    I don’t have time to read it all at the minute but I have
    bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more,
    Please do keep up the excellent b.

  11. Pretty! This was an incredibly wonderful post.Thanks for providing this info.

  12. I’m not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your sites really nice, keep it up!
    I’ll go ahead and bookmark your website to come back down the
    road. All the best

  13. Good info. Lucky me I found your site by accident (stumbleupon).I’ve bookmarked it for later!

  14. I simply want to say I’m new to weblog and actually savored this web-site. Almost certainly I’m planning to bookmark your website . You certainly come with really good writings. Kudos for sharing with us your website page.

  15. Normally I do not learn post on blogs, however I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do so! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thank you, quite great post.

  16. I’m so happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that’s at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this best doc.

  17. Great ¡V I should certainly pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related info ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or anything, website theme . a tones way for your client to communicate. Nice task..

  18. I have not checked in here for a while because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are good quality so I guess I¡¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  19. I intended to post you that very small note in order to thank you over again considering the stunning solutions you have shared in this case. It has been really remarkably open-handed of people like you in giving unreservedly what a lot of folks would’ve advertised as an e book to end up making some cash for themselves, principally since you might have done it if you considered necessary. The creative ideas in addition worked as the easy way to recognize that someone else have similar keenness just like my very own to grasp great deal more pertaining to this matter. I am sure there are a lot more pleasant opportunities ahead for folks who go through your blog.

  20. I have been checking out a few of your stories and it’s clever stuff. I will definitely bookmark your site.

  21. Great awesome issues here. I¡¦m very satisfied to look your post. Thanks so much and i am having a look ahead to contact you. Will you please drop me a mail?

  22. I am always looking online for ideas that can assist me. Thanks!

  23. I have not checked in here for a while since I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are good quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

Speak Your Mind