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...
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.
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.
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
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.