You need to be able to sell yourself succinctly in your personal statement to stand out from the crowd.
Sharon Xenophontos, Senior HR Manager at Macfarlanes LLP sees it as “an opportunity to summarise your unique selling points and allow employers to quickly read ‘between the lines’ of your CV.” Lucy Ventrice, Senior HR Business Partner at Amazon agrees “in a very competitive market you must focus on what experience, skills or attributes you have that would benefit a future employer?
Sitting at the top of your CV, it’s your chance to convince the reader to give your CV their time and attention.” Some application forms, including university applications, require a more in depth personal statement, often up to two pages, and a different approach is required.
For this guide we’re focusing on the personal statement on your CV. Part 2: Writing a personal statement Part 4: Personal statement do’s and don’ts A personal statement, also known as a personal profile, summarises what you can offer an employer in relation to the job you’re applying for.
The Personal History Statement is designed to assist public safety agencies in the background investigations of candidates.
Many of the agencies we test for require the applicant to complete the PHS within one week of testing.
With over 100 applications for some vacancies this is a brilliant time saver.
Recruiter will only read the rest of your CV if you’re personal statement signals you’ll add value.
Remember, your stated must relate to the role you’re applying for.
My career goal is to gain responsibility for leading on a project and managing delivery successfully, actively contributing to achieving the business goals.