A short bio should include an introduction, information about education, relevant information regarding awards and achievements, and a conclusion. Depending on the purpose of the bio, it may also include relevant work experience and qualifications, as well as hobbies and interests.
Short bios are necessary in multiple scenarios. Sometimes they are necessary for businesses purposes such as a resume. Other times, they are needed as an introduction for a website or publication. Short bios should be kept to the point. Only information that is relevant to the audience should be shared. If the bio is for the purpose of securing employment, most of the included information should focus on education and work experience. It is important when listing work accomplishments to be as specific as possible. If the bio is for a website or publication, it is more acceptable to include some interests or hobbies as well as a bit of personal information, as such spouse, children or pets. It's important to use action words as well as words that pop. Bios should be conversational in nature. When people read them, they should feel as though they could be sitting next to the person the bio describes, hearing the information directly from her.