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    What's the difference?
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    A personal statement is a letter where you specify your intentions for applying for a particular course.

    A CV simply lists your skills/ability and work experience.
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    (Original post by timebent)
    What's the difference?
    You use one as part of your application to universities. And the other is part of your application for a job.

    The content and style of writing for each are quite different.



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    (Original post by Incongruous)
    A personal statement is a letter where you specify your intentions for applying for a particular course.

    A CV simply lists your skills/ability and work experience.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    You use one as part of your application to universities. And the other is part of your application for a job.

    The content and style of writing for each are quite different.



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    right so what sort of things would i put on a CV? i've got volunteering for 3 years at scope(and still going) but that's about it....
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    thanks


    right so what sort of things would i put on a CV? i've got volunteering for 3 years at scope(and still going) but that's about it....
    Are you applying for a job? You should also list your qualifications and relevant skills.

    There's plenty of online CV templates.

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    (Original post by jneill)
    Are you applying for a job? You should also list your qualifications and relevant skills.

    There's plenty of online CV templates.

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    Just a temporary one. What sort of qualifications should i put on?
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    (Original post by timebent)
    Just a temporary one. What sort of qualifications should i put on?
    What sort of qualifications do you have? GCSEs, A-levels, etc, etc...

    Have a look at
    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-to-write-a-cv
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    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...rs/example-cvs
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    (Original post by jneill)
    What sort of qualifications do you have? GCSEs, A-levels, etc, etc...

    Have a look at
    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...-to-write-a-cv
    and
    https://www.prospects.ac.uk/careers-...rs/example-cvs
    Ah right i see, so i c an put my GCSE's on there which aren't very good -.-'

    thanks i'll be sure to look at those
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    (Original post by timebent)
    Ah right i see, so i c an put my GCSE's on there which aren't very good -.-'

    thanks i'll be sure to look at those
    I presume you are at A-level stage, in which case your GCSEs are relevant. And if you omit them your prospective employer is likely to ask about them anyway.

    If you are a 30yo with 10 years work experience and a degree under your belt then your GCSEs are irrelevant...
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    (Original post by jneill)
    I presume you are at A-level stage, in which case your GCSEs are relevant. And if you omit them your prospective employer is likely to ask about them anyway.

    If you are a 30yo with 10 years work experience and a degree under your belt then your GCSEs are irrelevant...
    Yes ^-^ finished a year of AS now moving on to A-level.
    So does volunteering at your local charity shop count as work experience or just volunteering?
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    (Original post by timebent)
    Yes ^-^ finished a year of AS now moving on to A-level.
    So does volunteering at your local charity shop count as work experience or just volunteering?
    It's not a hard and fast definition. You haven't been paid for work by anyone but you are still doing work... it's work experience.

    Voluteering might be used as a seperate category if you are in a full-time job but you also help out at the local charity shop at weekends, or something.
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    (Original post by jneill)
    It's not a hard and fast definition. You haven't been paid for work by anyone but you are still doing work... it's work experience.

    Voluteering might be used as a seperate category if you are in a full-time job but you also help out at the local charity shop at weekends, or something.
    I see, probably something like, i've gained x years worth of experience working at xxx should be ok...
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    (Original post by timebent)
    I see, probably something like, i've gained x years worth of experience working at xxx should be ok...
    Look at the templates. You don't write a CV in sentences (except maybe a introductory paragraph).

    Also I'm going to ask iEthan to move this thread to somewhere in Careers. It's not really "chat"...

    Probably here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=148
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Look at the templates. You don't write a CV in sentences (except maybe a introductory paragraph).

    Also I'm going to ask iEthan to move this thread to somewhere in Careers. It's not really "chat"...

    Probably here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=148
    Thank you Mr jneill! Moved. :five:
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    (Original post by jneill)
    Look at the templates. You don't write a CV in sentences (except maybe a introductory paragraph).

    Also I'm going to ask iEthan to move this thread to somewhere in Careers. It's not really "chat"...

    Probably here: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=148
    Oh right thanks
 
 
 
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