1. How Do You Write a Short Summary About Yourself?

How Do You Write a Short Summary About Yourself?

LiveCareer UK Editorial Team

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For a summary about yourself (also called a personal statement), follow these steps:

  1. Begin with a striking adjective that reflects your professional identity.
  2. Provide your most recent profession and mention years of experience.
  3. Highlight your key skills and traits relevant to the role you apply for.
  4. Include 1–2 tangible achievements proving your expertise.
  5. Explain why you want to work for a particular company.

A compelling CV summary can greatly enhance your application by giving recruiters an overview of your candidacy. By highlighting your relevant work experience and unique skills, you enhance your chances of being considered a compatible candidate, thus increasing the probability of further consideration by recruiters.

Though your summary takes the top position on your CV, writing it last once you’ve completed all CV sections is best. This approach enables you to extract the most valuable information, streamlining the creation of a concise and impactful summary.

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LiveCareer UK Editorial Team
LiveCareer UK Editorial Team

Since 2013, the LiveCareer UK team has shared the best advice to help you advance your career. Experts from our UK editorial team have written more than one hundred guides on how to write the perfect CV or cover letter.

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