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Personal Statement or Executive Summary?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by missgeo, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. missgeo

    missgeo New commenter

    I am completing an application that has to be done on the council's standard application for, it gives this instruction:

    "Applicants should provide supporting information
    in the additional information section of the application
    form. Where additional sheets are supplied the
    applicant must attach these securely to the
    application form, sign and date them.

    The application form will be used initially for shortlisting
    for interview and may be referred to during the
    selection process. It is important that you use the
    additional information section to clearly explain how
    your particular skills, qualifications and experience
    compare with those listed in the person specification.
    The recruitment panel will need to gain enough
    evidence about how you meet the requirements of
    the person specification to be able to shortlist you
    for interview."

    Does this mean I have to send a personal statement or just executive summary?
     
  2. missgeo

    missgeo New commenter

    I am completing an application that has to be done on the council's standard application for, it gives this instruction:

    "Applicants should provide supporting information
    in the additional information section of the application
    form. Where additional sheets are supplied the
    applicant must attach these securely to the
    application form, sign and date them.

    The application form will be used initially for shortlisting
    for interview and may be referred to during the
    selection process. It is important that you use the
    additional information section to clearly explain how
    your particular skills, qualifications and experience
    compare with those listed in the person specification.
    The recruitment panel will need to gain enough
    evidence about how you meet the requirements of
    the person specification to be able to shortlist you
    for interview."

    Does this mean I have to send a personal statement or just executive summary?
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I would say you could do both;personal statement highlighting all your key abilities & bullet point exec. summary to show how you fulfil all the job specs.
    No doubt Theo will be able to clarify things much better.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, you must always send a personal statement or letter of application.
    Always.
    It should be about 2 pages long.
    The executive summary is an additional extra - to make it easy for them to shortlist you.
    If there is enough room, put it in the additional info part of the form.
    Good luck!
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    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
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