Selling my skills and talents has never been my forte so when it came time to re-vamp my resume eight years ago, I hired a resume writing service. When I started this blog and created the “About Chocl8t” page, the text was brief – short and sweet and did not embellish on my talents, skills, nor personal attributes.
I contribute this to a confluence of over abundant humility and a tinge of uncertainty with my self confidence. I never want to appear boastful or arrogant nor do I want to sell myself short by being afraid to shine.
However, I am finding that self-promotion is a key element in advancing to the next level and since I am all about growth, I must forge forward.
The following now appears on my “About Chocl8t” page.
Chocl8t is a Technical Writer by day and personal blogger by night. Idealistic, sensitive, big-hearted, with an open mind who gravitates to the brainiac oddballs, nerds, and underdogs of the world.
Behind the megawatt smiles and shy facade is an avid reader with a wicked sense of humor, although mostly self-deprecating, and razor sharp wit.
An advocate of self improvement, truth, and growth with a passion for travel, books, music, photography, food, family, friends, and of course writing.
If my postings make you laugh, cry, or piss you off, please let me know by leaving a comment. Lively discourse is welcomed but if you disagree with anything written by me or other commenters, formulate an intelligent rebuttal as opposed to resorting to that catch phrase “you’re hating” – it’s just so…so…trite. (About Chocl8t)
There it is…my effort at self-promotion, mini bio, et cetera, et cetera.