A personal profile is the opportunity to tell the employer about yourself and what attributes you can offer alongside your qualifications and skill set. We offer a brief guide to writing a personal profile.

When seeking a new role, your CV is the most important part of getting your name and skills out there for consideration. The personal profile section is often the first section that an employer may read, so it’s key to spend time on getting this section right.

As recruiters, we know what employers are looking for. As well as this guide to writing a personal profile, you can also refer to our CV Tips by clicking here.

Guide to Writing a Personal Profile

Personal ProfileBelow are some of the key words we would suggest to include when writing a personal profile about yourself:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Personable
  • Approachable
  • Flexible
  • Confident
  • Reliable
  • Efficient
  • Professional
  • Passionate
  • Loyal

These words help make you stand out in a positive way and can catch the eye of a potential employer.

You should also consider words and key phrases that will tell them about your skill set, especially skills specific for the role. Below are some excellent examples to include:

  • Good Timekeeping
  • Strong Attendance
  • Quick thinking
  • Creative
  • Target Driven
  • Team Player
  • Over achiever
  • Competant
  • Motivated

Putting these key words together in a way that describes you best will have the employer wanting to read more about your CV. Obviously, it is important not to go overboard. Simply choose the ones that best describe you and your skill set.

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