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    I've seen some CVs with profiles/personal statement section and others without. I'm applying for MSc/MRes courses so does anyone with experience in this area know if I need a profile section or not? Thanks x
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    (Original post by misteltain)
    I've seen some CVs with profiles/personal statement section and others without. I'm applying for MSc/MRes courses so does anyone with experience in this area know if I need a profile section or not? Thanks x
    No, absolutely not. A CV is already a summary document, it doesn't need it's own summary. A profile section useful only as a) an easy way out for CV advisers to fill 10% of a CV with no effort or b) a proper summary of someone with at least 5 years professional experience that 'pigeonholes' them in the specific role
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    No, absolutely not. A CV is already a summary document, it doesn't need it's own summary. A profile section useful only as a) an easy way out for CV advisers to fill 10% of a CV with no effort or b) a proper summary of someone with at least 5 years professional experience that 'pigeonholes' them in the specific role
    Perfect, thanks for the prompt reply. In this case, I assume I can go straight into it with the education section?
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    (Original post by misteltain)
    Perfect, thanks for the prompt reply. In this case, I assume I can go straight into it with the education section?
    Yes, especially for an academic application, that leads off with your most relevant info and makes a strong start.
 
 
 

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