What is a personal profile statement?

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A personal profile statement is a vital part of your CV and it is a short statement outlining your personal characteristics. It tells the reader what kind of a person you are, the attributes and qualities that you possess and the experience you have.
Be bold, be confident and talk about yourself in a positive way.

Your personal profile is not the place to be humble; it is your chance to be noticed and tell the potential employer exactly who you ‘really’ are and what you can do for them.

But please, do not make the mistake of going ‘over the top’ and give the impression to the prospective employer that you’re either arrogant or simply too good to be true!

An excellent personal profile statement must be:

  • Relevant
  • Short and to the point!
  • Only contain positive information

Personal Profile Statement: position on a CV

Based upon experience and recent research, it doesn’t really matter where this statement is located as long as the statement is present somewhere on the CV in a logical way.

Ideally, it should be placed just below your personal details:

What are some things that I can include in my Personal Profile?

You can mention anything from the following categories when writing a Personal Profile:

Personal Qualities

  • Self-motivated
  • Creative
  • Adaptable
  • An eye for detail

Skills

  • Management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Design skills

Experience

  • 10 years in management…
  • Excellent track record…
  • Extensive background…
  • Wide experience in…

How long should a Personal Profile Statement be?

There are no set rules about the length of a Personal Profile but we would suggest you keep it within the 40/70-words boundary; that means no longer than five lines.

To be continued …Thanks for reading

Jide Otoki