Tips for writing a CV personal statement
How long should a personal statement be on a CV?
What does a personal statement include? In terms of length, a CV personal profile should be no longer than 150 words. Aim for a few short sentences, four or five should do the job. If you’re struggling with what to write, break your personal statement down into three parts.
What is a personal statement on a resume?
This brief resume starter is also known as a: A personal statement is optional when you write a resume, but it’s a standard part of CV formatting. Resume personal statements are often confused with:
How do you write a CV?
You probably have a fairly good idea of how to write a CV. Your employment history, education and qualifications are relatively easy to pull together as you just need to look at dates, your previous job specs and what you have achieved over the years. The personal statement is often the trickiest component of a CV to write.
What is the difference between a CV profile and personal statement?
A CV profile tends to be favoured by more experienced candidates, and is shorter in length than a personal statement. Note: If you are an experienced candidate, you may want to switch over to my CV profile writing guide, or example CV profiles page.