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Old 19 Mar 19, 05:20 PM  
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Should Key Skills / Personal Statement come first (before work experience, education etc) or at the end like a sort of summary of why your the right person for the job?
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Personal Statement comes first IMO - this will be the main thing prospective employers look at.
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I would do it first and keep it short.
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Originally Posted by stormflm595 View Post
Personal Statement comes first IMO - this will be the main thing prospective employers look at.
Thanks. Should the personal statement be a paragraph or in bullet points? The rest is in bullet points.
Sorry for all the questions but itís 10 years since I last wrote one!
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Mine is a paragraph but itís short, literally one paragraph. Remember to try and keep your CV to 2 sides of A4.
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Originally Posted by ally1966 View Post
Thanks. Should the personal statement be a paragraph or in bullet points? The rest is in bullet points.
Sorry for all the questions but itís 10 years since I last wrote one!
I'd recommend a paragraph.

Also when talking about each job highlight achievements rather than just job role
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Thanks. Should the personal statement be a paragraph or in bullet points? The rest is in bullet points.
Sorry for all the questions but itís 10 years since I last wrote one!
I would bullet point the key skills and write a single paragraph for personal statement.

I was told some years ago by a recruitment specialist that it is not expected that a seasoned professional should keep the CV to two pages, that is more of a guideline for somebody in their early days, I donít include all my experience on my cv but it is four pages now.
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Thanks everyone. Itís done, wish me luck!
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Thanks to everyone who gave advice on writing my CV. I had an interview on Wednesday morning and received a phone call yesterday morning offering me the job - Excited but nervous!
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