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CV Writing  
Using templates can mean that your CV reads the same as everyone else.  Spend a long time writing your own personal statements.

Templates please go to http://www2.careers.govt.nz/how-to-get-a-job/cvs-and-cover-letters/templates/

***You may need help with writing your own personal statement

Personal Profile Statement – makes you distinct from other applicants, requires most effort

 3 or 4 sentences about 30 words stating

 

  • your current situation
  • career goal or what you want to achieve in the future
  • Think about your uniqueness – perhaps your bilingualism, beliefs, brief summary of experience, club memberships, family responsibilities.

 Below are some good examples of personal statements...

 

Statement 1

I am a quiet person who really enjoys looking after young children.  For the last three years I always cared for my younger brother after school while my parents worked.  I am fluent in French and want to travel to France after gaining my degree in early childhood education.

Statement 2

I am a recent school leaver looking to gain experience in landscaping. I enjoy working outside with my hands and have experience in a range of labouring activities such as horticulture and property maintenance.

 

Statement 3

In 2011 I completed NCEA Level 1 with merit and now I am aiming to achieve level 2 with excellence.  I have worked part-time for McDonalds St Lukes for one year. I have a proven track record in customer service as well as commitment, energy and a real enthusiasm for surf life-saving.

I am currently looking for part-time employment as a call centre worker in the Auckland region

 

Statement 4

I am an undergraduate looking to develop my sales and management talents alongside an internationally recognised telecommunications firm.  My long-term career goal is to become a telecommunications area manager.

In 2011 I completed NCEA Level 1 with merit and now I am aiming to achieve level 2 with excellence.  I have worked part-time for McDonalds St Lukes for one year. I have a proven track record in customer service as well as commitment, energy and a real enthusiasm for my volunteer St Johns work.







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