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Executive Summary Query

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by Livia13, Feb 24, 2016.

  1. Livia13

    Livia13 New commenter


    I am trying to complete my executive summary and one of the bullet points of the person specification states the following:
    'enthusiastic, self-motivated, optimistic, hard-working, honest and a strong sense of humour'

    How on earth do I sum up or provide evidence for personal qualities? Would it be acceptable to delete this section of the executive summary and hope I could show that I have these qualities if I were to get an interview?

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    You should most certainly not try to show sense of humour!

    Never ever, in an application or an interview.

    I think that you are best just leaving the whole section out. If it had said Enthusiastic, motivated and hard working, you could have evidenced this with, for example, something about some extra-curricular activity that you did as a volunteer. But lumping together a whole lot of personal qualities, no.

    You are right - best to leave it out altogether.

    Best wishes


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