Washington (CNN) – Just like anyone thinking about applying for a new position, Hillary Clinton – or people close to her – have tinkered with and beefed up the promotional biography she uses at different events.
Since leaving the State Department in 2013, Clinton's speaking agency provided organizations before which she was appearing with a variation of the lengthy bio that she uses at the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The organization would, in turn, use some or all of the bio in promotional and press materials.
"The bio we used came directly from the Harry Walker agency," said an organizer of a past Clinton event who didn't want to be identified. "It was verbatim and they insist on that as part of the agreement. It is in her contract."
But recently, Clinton has dispensed with her old bio and gone with a shorter description that emphasizes her new memoir and work as secretary of state, including specific highlights from her four years as America's top diplomat.
A Clinton spokesman tells CNN that the bio was updated for Clinton's new memoir and subsequent book tour. The bio now, however, reads much like the same pitch Clinton has given for why her four years at State were a success and why she would possibly succeed as president.
Clinton undertook efforts "to restore America's leadership after eight years in which it was badly eroded," states the bio, an apparent swipe at former President George W. Bush.
During her nearly two month book tour around her memoir "Hard Choices," Clinton has been asked repeatedly what her major accomplishments were at State. In an answer that now mimics her bio, Clinton told NPR in June that "the most important thing I did was to help restore America's leadership around the world. ... We were flat on our back when I walked in there the first time."
These efforts, according to the bio, included "repairing our fraying alliances to negotiating a cease-fire in Gaza that defended Israel's security and headed off another war in the Middle East," "mobilizing an international coalition to impose crippling sanctions against Iran" and "standing up to China and helping reassert the United States as a Pacific power."
"Thanks in large measure to Hillary's leadership, people were finally able to say: America's back," reads the bio. "She championed human rights, internet freedom, religious freedom, and rights and opportunities for women and girls, LGBT people, and young people around the world, as she has her entire career."
The bio also emphasizes economic actions Clinton took, stating that the former secretary of state "went to bat for American workers and companies around the world to boost exports, create jobs back home, and level the playing field against unfair competition from China and elsewhere."
This is a noticeable departure from Clinton's old bio, which highlighted Clinton's lengthy history in public life, including eight years as first lady of the United States and eight years as the United States senator from New York.
While the old bio mentions Clinton's time as secretary of state – "In her four years as Secretary of State, Clinton played a central role in restoring America's standing in the world and strengthening its global leadership," states to bio – it lacks the specificity that the new bio includes.
Examples of Clinton's new bio began to crop up around events the former secretary of state will attend this fall.
For four upcoming events – an August 28 tech keynote in San Francisco, a September 15 medical keynote in Washington, DC, an October 8 medical keynote in Chicago and a December 4 women's event keynote in Boston – Clinton used the new bio.
In most of her previous speeches – for example, her March speech at the University of California Los Angeles, her April speech at the University of Connecticut and her February speech at the University of Miami – Clinton used a version of her older bio.