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    Hi,

    I've been asked to complete an extended personal statement based around some questions, one wants to know my skills and there is one about strengths but i'm struggling with the difference between them?

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    (Original post by Sharpar)
    Hi,

    I've been asked to complete an extended personal statement based around some questions, one wants to know my skills and there is one about strengths but i'm struggling with the difference between them?

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    I think there can be some overlap between skills and strengths. Skills you need to give examples of. Strengths you need to give examples of achievements. Make sure both are relevant to social work and really show that you know what it's about and why you'd be good at it.


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    (Original post by Sharpar)
    Hi,

    I've been asked to complete an extended personal statement based around some questions, one wants to know my skills and there is one about strengths but i'm struggling with the difference between them?

    Thanks
    At a guess, it might be that a skill is something that has been worked at over time, and could be formally assessed? An example might be giving presentations - it could be assessed, but for young candidates it is more likely that they would have done an informal presentation in class at some point. Whereas a strength might be more of a personal quality - eg the ability to keep calm in a tense situation?

    As said by another poster, the key is to identify circumstances where your skill or strength was tested, and to say what you learnt in the process to increase your self-confidence in future situations.
 
 
 
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