What do you call it?
My own preferred title is simply:
- short and to the point.
- contains a sentence or two about the type of work you are aiming for .
- a few lines about the attributes which make you suitable for the role.
- You can even call it nothing at all. If it's in the usual place at the start of the CV you can just have an un-named paragraph.
Is it necessary?
- It's not necessary to have a profile but if you do, it must be lively and succinct!
- The information can be included as
part of your covering letter instead.
- It can be a useful summary particularly if you are sending your CV to recruitment agencies where a letter may become detached.
- They tend to be most used and effective for fields where there is a lot of competition for places and your CV really needs to stand out from the crowd: PR . advertising . management consultancy . the media . events management and similar fields.
- Are personal statements a waste of space?
- Why employers think the personal statement is more important than qualifications
What is the difference between a personal statement and a covering letter?