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A personal profile is the most important part of your CV. It is a brief description of you. It is your opportunity to highlight your skills and abilities. It will be the first thing that the reader sees and will be where they form their first impressions of you. A good opening statement will make the reader want to read on and a bad opening statement will have the opposite effect.  It needs to be short concise and positive.

Examples of Personal Profile Statements

(Use as a guide and ensure that your personal profile says what is special about you)

An honest, reliable person with excellent attendance and timekeeping records. Working well in a team and also individually, I show commitment to any company for which I work. I am a good organiser and can deal with difficult situations while working under pressure.

A reliable and responsible individual with extensive warehouse and customer service experience. Possessing excellent communication and inter-personal skills, is fully capable of working on own initiative, but can also work as part of a team.

I enjoy working with children and have the ability to organise activities both inside and outside the classroom. I have undertaken several volunteer activities while bringing my own children up and I now wish to expand my experience in this area.

My personal strengths include determination and consideration for others. I have the ability to talk to a variety of people and am able to explain my ideas clearly. I am honest trustworthy and have a good sense of humour and always try to see things from other people’s point of view.

I am a highly experienced secretary with proven organisational abilities, excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with staff at all levels. I am self-motivated and constantly strive to improve my skills and knowledge.

I am a conscientious person who is looking to move forward in my career. Having experience of working in customer-focussed employment, I now wish to utilise this by moving into a larger organisation. I am capable and reliable with the ability to prioritise my workload according to demand. I am highly motivated and set myself high standards whether working alone or in a group.

A caring and responsible individual with experience of caring for special needs children within a family home. Intuitive in dealing with delicate and difficult issues, I have developed a good deal of knowledge, through various means, in support and motivation of youngsters. Personal attributes include patience, understanding, physical stamina and a commitment to improving the lives of others.

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