Creating your profile

Creating your profile will enhance your application by providing additional information where you will be able to showcase your experiences, knowledge and expertise in relation to the role you are applying for.

Your generated profile can be re-used for future applications. This is important as managers do look at your career history and experience to see if you have the relevant transferable skills.

Remember- all of our recruitment is anonymised so managers will not be able to see your personal details but will be able to see all your career history, education and qualifications!

Writing your personal statement

This section is crucial and is where you must demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the job. Our managers will use this information to shortlist your application form and measure your suitability and determine if you have the right skills, abilities and experience.

It’s always best to type your supporting statement into Word first. It’s easier to edit and you can copy and paste into the relevant section later. 

  • Make sure, when writing your personal statement, that your response is in line with the person specification of the role you are applying for. Please tailor the personal statement to each job you are applying for.
  • Demonstrate with examples using the STAR model (Situation, Task, Action, Result)
  • Remember to include those key areas which may be asked in the advert and give relevant examples from your current/ past employment.
  • Align your skills and experience.
  • Keep it relevant and succinct. It’s important to grab the hiring manager’s attention, which means putting most emphasis on skills and experience that are specifically relevant to the job. Anything in your application that doesn’t respond to requirements listed in the advert / person specification should either be left out of the application or only be mentioned briefly towards the end. 
  • We will not be able to shortlist against answers which are too short in response e.g. “please see CV”.