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Guidance on writing a CV including a Personal Statement

A critical aspect of creating a CV that has a dynamic impact is writing a personal statement, sometimes called a profile or career summary that will enable the recruiter to quickly identify the strategic value you can add to their organisation.

Your CV should be a self-marketing document aimed at persuading the recruiter to want to interview you and your personal statement is a critical part of making this happen.

Many candidates struggle with writing the statement part of their CV but it doesn't necessarily have to be a difficult as you may think. A well written statement can be between 50 and 200 words, although it is important not to ramble. Remember you always have your cover letter to include interesting and engaging information which will act as the gateway to them then wanting to read your CV.

It's important to read the personal specification of the job carefully and ensure not only that your skills and experience match but you reflect this in your statement.

Download our guidance notes and a CV template or go to our FREE CV Builder which will guide you through each step.