Firstly, it is essential the statement is written specific to the vacancy to which you are applying. Candidates who upload a generic summary of their skills are less likely to be shortlisted for interview. If you are applying for multiple jobs it is important you carefully amend your statement, so it addresses the individual requirements of the specific vacancy.
To write a strong personal statement, ensure you carefully read the job description and person specification which you will normally find in the ‘related documents’ section on each vacancy. Many candidates choose to use the headings as detailed within the person specification (e.g. Experience, Skills, Qualifications etc) to assist in providing structure to the statement. It is then just a case of writing a couple of paragraphs under each heading detailing how you meet the requirements. Ensure you use practical examples to demonstrate your suitability for the role.
To shortlist candidates, employers regularly use a ‘scoring’ based system. Candidates who score the highly will then be invited to interview. It’s therefore essential you detail specifically how you meet the individual requirements, rather than write generically. Use specific examples from previous employments, sporting achievements, education, etc.
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