CV Personal Statements…
I have the same dilemma.
Cap’n – making a career change from IT to Environmental stuff. Needed? I can’t see why.
Ask me in an interview and I’ll tell you what I’m like, writing it on a piece of paper seems pointless, no?
“I’m a slack-jawed faggot who will do as little as possible, back-stab and blow my way to well-paid, mid-management and see it out until retirement. I’ll be a pretty poor addition to any company”
Oh, I mean
“I’m a hard working, motivated individual who works well from my own initiative or as part of a team. I have the passion and desire to succeed and inspire.”
I smell *sniff sniff sniff* bullsh’t! (NWA, c1991).Posted 8 years agoSonorMember
Thank you so far.
I used to have one on my CV a few years back, but that was when I was doing IT, now its commercial/Retail electrical maintenance/installs. Working currently, but have seen a few jobs advertised which are proving to be very tempting.
I’m of the mind to focus on the Skills/experience side of things.Posted 8 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I had one onmy CV, wasn’t anything too specific, and yes it was written in the 3rd person 😀 I was asked about what i’d written in mine (it realy was worded quite pretenciously) and i could stand there with a straight face and justify every adjective i’d used. As for the 3rd person bit, im not sure its pretencious, just easier to sell yourelf from that perspective without sounding too boastfull.
General CV advice:
be specific, if the add asks for a team working, inventive person, then mentioning your presentation skills and charity work is pointless, there must be hundreds of “key skills” you could mentio, why talk about any other ones than what they’r asking for?
get someone to rip it apart, whatever you write WILL be rubbish, read poorly, and make no sense.
best advice i was given, if your not slightly embarrased reading it back, then its not selling you enough.
Dont rely on being able to talk the talk at an interview, they’ve got to invite you to the inerview for that, and if your CV doesnt grab their attention then thats not going to happen. You dont know the other aplicants, so unless its a team building excercise use every opertunity to sell yourself ahead of them.Posted 8 years ago
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