Overly Technical _ In many cases, the person reading your resume and personal statement will be part of a different department to the one where you are applying to work. Therefore, he may have no knowledge of the more technical aspects of the position so avoid the use of jargon. Your personal statement should be concise, informative and enjoyable and should be understandable to all readers. Vivid imagery always captures the attention of the reader so work on your writing skills! A strong resume needs to be backed up with an equally powerful and compelling personal statement if you want to get through to the first round of interviews. Take the time to craft your statement and you'll immediately be ahead of the majority of candidates who continue to make the above errors.
This is a chronological presentation of basic information on the applicant. Depending on one's preference, the amount of information on one's past and future can be adjusted. _ Introduction (a quote, an interesting story, an anecdote, etc.) _ Personal/Family Background _ Academic and non_academic/co_curricular achievements while in school (Research works undertaken, trainings attended, etc.) _ Interest in the field _ Reason/s for choosing the school _ Plans for the future _ Conclusion