Personal statement writing tips
Writing a top quality personal statement for a job or a university course is far from straightforward, and many people realise this as soon as they pick up a pen or stare at a blank screen on their PC or laptop.
There is actually a lot more to it than meets the eye, and if you want the best results then you need to be aware of the many considerations at play as well as the numerous potential pitfalls.
Make no mistake, employers and universities do not ask candidates to write personal statements just for the fun of it. On the contrary, personal statements are there for a reason; and frequently this is to sort out the wheat from the chaff among the many applicants. Amongst other things, statements are also a test of your written communication skills, and your ability to understand particular requirements and respond - and not just in any old manner, but in a slick and professional manner, and preferably in a way that shows you in a better light than your competitors.
Part and parcel of doing this revolves around saying the right things. However, that isn't always enough, and you also need to say them in the right way too.
It can be a bit of a minefield, which is why many candidates go through numerous drafts without ever being happy, or really convinced about just how effective their statement is.
If you are not totally happy with your personal statement then there is probably a good reason for that. Moreover, if you have the slightest doubt that your statement could be improved, then you should do something about it because good jobs and courses are very competitive, and a top quality statement can be pivotal in the decision making process involved with who does or doesn't get the job or a place on the course (as the case may be).
There is a variety of personal statement writing advice out there; some better than others, and much conflicting. Interestingly, much of it seems to have been written by the likes of Webmasters, rather than real personal statement writing experts.
To try and redress the balance and give job hunters and students more informed reading on the subject, one of our vastly experienced professional personal statement writers, Peter, has written the most comprehensive personal statement tips compilations you will find anywhere - what's more it is 100% free!
A link to the first tip is given below. Please click the link and browse through the tips.
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The Personal Statement Services.co.uk Team