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Is it necessary to mention part time job in personal statement?

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    I am on my gap year and currently have a part-time job as a nursery assistant. I was advised by my tutor to include this in my personal statement, however I'll be applying to study Politics and International Relations and don't really feel it's necessary to mention my current job as it doesn't really have any relevance. Am I right in not mentioning it or are there some transferable skills that I could include... because I doubt "communicating with under 2s" is going to be an asset that will make me stand out as a political science student if I'm honest.
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    You should include it. Write about what skills you learned from it.
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    If it feels necessary and relevant to your course and there are experiences in your job you can apply to what you want to study, sure.

    Is it obligatory if you have a part time job? No. You absolutely do not have to mention it if you'd rather focus on your A levels, more academic extra curricular activities you've done and groups you're a part of or simply reading you've done related to your subject.

    If you want to mention it, go ahead but you don't have to and it's not compulsory or expected that you do if you have a job


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