Despite the fact, that the personal statement you compose may be used for several goals, for example, to complete your application to the University of put along with your CV, the goal you are supposed to achieve is to present as much information, as possible about yourself. Firstly, you need to speak about your skill and experience, but also be sure you are writing the right statement to the right place.
So, is it possible to have a brilliant personal statement? We can give you some quite useful advice that will make sure your statement is complete and composed in an excellent way.
What actually a personal statement is?
A professional personal statement is something that you probably should consider the most important part of all your documents when applying to a university or a job position. It’s a kind of little summary, that you need to make understand your future employer that you are surely out of concurrence. The same about getting the place at the university. The first thing you should pay attention to is the personal statement.
Why is it so useful?
Let me remember you one more time that it’s something that really counts when you hand in your CV. It’s a great opportunity to be hired or enrolled by having composed just some paragraphs, which, however, are perfectly redacted. If you just sum up your main skills, this is what will influence the employer’s decision, when he or she is in front of seven people sharing the same desire- to receive the job position. You should always keep in your mind, that those few lines in a statement can distinguish you from the crowd.
What is the ideal length of my personal statement?
Ideally, it shouldn’t surpass 150 words. This usually corresponds to four or five (or, sometimes six) lines in your curriculum vitae. If you write a bit more, you can run the risk of being rejected or postponed. On the other hand, if you consider something really useful, don’t hesitate to put it in your personal statement. There aren’t any general rules precising the volume of this part of CV. But still, remember: it’s a personal statement, not a covering letter anyway. So maintain it short, up to the point and easy to read.
What information is to put in a personal statement?
- If you want the result to be achieved, here is what you generally should write about: describe yourself, what can you propose to a company or why are you an outstanding student, what are your aims in job/studies. One more advice is, to answer in summary to these questions to make sure you put in all the necessary information.
- You can also describe the desired position in a company or university and explain, why exactly you correspond to it. It surely increases your chances to succeed.
By what should I start?
- You can actually start by the description of yourself, describing your skills and knowledge, the experience you possess.
- Then write a pair of words about the place you are aimed to achieve, arguing why exactly are, why do you correspond.
And what about the used tense?
Actually, you can use all the tenses and forms that you want. The only thing to remember is that there should be a consistency in your text.
One more question: what about the time spent on writing?
Actually, you should avoid sending the same personal statement to every place you apply. Believe, it’s much better to compose a new one when applying to a new position. It’s obvious that this will take you a long time, to write it again and again, you will feel really tired. But, when your employer will see a completely fresh and original personal statement, and such a thing is noticeable immediately, your chances to be accepted will also increase very rapidly. The same with the university. Everybody loves motivated and creative students. And all this begins from the process of application. In any case, each job or study program demands some specific skills, knowledge, experience. In this situation to copy all the text from your previous letter seems nothing but stupid.