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How to write CV profiles, personal statements, career aims and objectives.

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What do you call it?

My own preferred title is simply:

  • short and to the point.
  • contains a sentence or two about the type of work you are aiming for .
  • a few lines about the attributes which make you suitable for the role.
  • You can even call it nothing at all. If it's in the usual place at the start of the CV you can just have an un-named paragraph.

Is it necessary?

  • It's not necessary to have a profile but if you do, it must be lively and succinct!
  • The information can be included as

    part of your covering letter instead.

  • It can be a useful summary particularly if you are sending your CV to recruitment agencies where a letter may become detached.
  • They tend to be most used and effective for fields where there is a lot of competition for places and your CV really needs to stand out from the crowd: PR . advertising . management consultancy . the media . events management and similar fields.
  • Are personal statements a waste of space?
  • Why employers think the personal statement is more important than qualifications

What is the difference between a personal statement and a covering letter?

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