FAQ: How to Write a Personal Statement For a Job
If you’ve been wondering how to write a personal statement for a job, there are a few very basic but very relevant common questions:
- How to start a personal statement for a job? The start of your personal statement identifies you and creates a point of reference for the reader. A typical starting sentence, for example, contains the identifier “As a call center supervisor…” followed by an active statement, like “…I have been directly involved in high volume customer service operations…”
Please note, very important – As you can see, your personal statement is written in a logical order of relevant information.
- What information should I include in a personal statement? The information contained in your personal statement should be highly relevant to a specific job application, with no “filler” materials. If you’re going for a job as a call center manager, for example, all information should be directly related to that role.
- How do I describe my skills and qualifications? In the second part of your personal statement after identifying your role, you define your skill sets and achievements by using natural continuity of expression. For example, in the call center example, you would say, “In my current role, I deliver above target levels of performance in servicing Customer Relations Management and sales operations.”
- How do I define my career objectives? You should define your career objectives simply, and in direct, clearly relevant context with the position you seek. In the call center context, for example, an appropriate career objective would be “I seek to further develop my career in client relations management”.
- How do I make sure my personal statement is effective? When reading your personal statement, put yourself in the place of the reader. Does your statement read well, clearly, and deliver an accurate, clear depiction of yourself, your role in your objectives? Those are the core criteria for writing a good personal statement.
Be prepared to spend some time on your personal statement, and you’ll get great results.