Personal statements are a way of stating your interests, skills, experience, and development needs in your education and training. They are useful for seeing what your strengths are and for seeing what you need to improve. You can also send them to potential employers, together with a CV.
Read the personal statement for Gabriela Cometa.
1 Which of these jobs do you think she would be interested in?
hotel receptionist ,children’s entertaine,r flight attendant ,tour guide, nanny
Which of her skills and qualities will be most useful for this job?
Match the paragraphs with the descriptions
I am interested in tourism because it is an exciting industry and it will give me the opportunity to travel to other countries.
The sector of tourism I want to work in is accommodation and catering, particularly child care and entertainment.
My skills and qualities include the following: I am very friendly, hard working, and creative. I am good at looking after children and I enjoy working with people. I am willing to work long hours. I am quite good at languages. My English is intermediate level, and I also speak a little French.
I have had some training and experience in tourism already.This includes an initial tourism training certificate, and experience with child care.
I need to improve my English language skills in a number of ways. I need to get more practice at speaking English. My grammar is good, but I need to use it more fluently. I also need to learn vocabulary for tourism.
A Describing experience and training
B Describing skills and qualifications
C Describing general interests
D Describing language ability
E Describing specific interests
I am interested in tourism because… The sector of tourism I want to work in is… My skills and qualities include the following:
I have had some training and experience in tourism already. This includes… I need to improve my English language skills in a number of ways:
Write a personal statement for yourself.