Decisionz Issue 2 Spring 2020 - Page 10



Writing a personal statement
Key Questions
1
About Me...
2
Hobbies, Interests and Experiences...
3
What are my personality traits? How would my
friends, family or teachers describe me? What are
my key strengths? What am I good at? What are
my skills? What am I most proud of? What are
my biggest achievements?
How do I spend my spare time? What are my
hobbies? What topics am I interested in? What do
I enjoy doing? What clubs do I take part in? What
activities have I taken part in in the past? What
voluntary work have I done? Do I have any
part-time jobs? What work experience have I
done and what did I gain from this?
Future Plans and Aspirations
What are my Career Aspirations? Where do I see
myself in 5 years time? What are my plans once
I’ve finished this course? Do I want to progress
on to a higher level course? Do I want to go to
University or study a Higher or Degree Level
Apprenticeship? Why do I want to study this
course? What do I like about it? How will this
course help me achieve my goals?
Top t i p s :
Keep it positive and sell yourself
Highlight your relevant skills, experiences,
knowledge and personality traits
Make it relevant to the course that
you’re applying for
Put your personality and passion across
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Use examples where possible

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