An autobiography can be written either for the purpose of creative expression or for the needs of an organization. Despite the fact that there are still many creative people, the second situation occurs more often.
In previous years, autobiographies were written only by people who achieved great success and wide popularity. Times have changed, and now such a document is often drawn up during employment, in order to give the employer a better idea of a potential employee.
An autobiography is a document in which a candidate for a position includes basic information reflecting the stages of his life and work. The rules of office work state that the following information is mandatory for indication: name, date of birth, place of residence and education (information about completed educational institutions and received specialties).
Next, you need to talk about your career, indicating the achievements and awards received. After that, you need to touch on the marital status, noting close relatives.
Differences in male and female autobiographies
Men should enter in their autobiography the periods in which they served in military service, the ranks awarded and the specialties received. Women are encouraged to reflect their years on maternity leave. For both sexes, it will not be superfluous to provide information on membership in trade unions and other organizations (during employment and during training in educational institutions).
The main difference between an autobiography and a questionnaire is that the data is reflected here more fully. For example, you can indicate the reason for your dismissal from a particular organization, indicate the reasons why you want to work in a particular company, etc.
In fact, an autobiography allows a person to describe his life path in free form. In this regard, for its registration, special regulated forms are usually not provided. There are also no strict requirements for writing, there are only recommendations and general rules. If we talk about the form of presentation, then the choice is better made in favor of the narrative. It is also important to remember that an autobiography is written in the first person. For writing, as a rule, paper of a standard A4 size is taken.
All information should be presented in chronological order. Thanks to this procedure, the employer will form a clear picture about the life of the author, about his labor and social activities.
The compiler of the autobiography dates and signs it. In most cases, the document is deposited in the employee's personal file.