Tutorial: Writing summary statements on your profile

3 minutes

We've introduced a new profile section to your My World of Work account.

It's about evidencing what you're doing as you move through school, college or university. You'll use your about me, skills and strengths results and write summaries based on those.

But where do you start? We've broken it down into three parts - here are some tips to get your profile up and running:

Step one: Think about your results

You'll find your results on the right-hand side of the summary screen. Try using some of these starter sentences to kick things off:

  • I am...

  • I'm good at...

  • I enjoy...

So, for example, if you're writing your about me summary, you could start by saying:

'I am an investigative and creative person. I've enjoyed working on my art and design project in school. It's let me be creative and practical by coming up with new ideas and then figuring out how to make them work.'

Step two: Bring in some examples

Think about what you've done in school, college or university - either in classes, or any clubs, groups or teams that you're part of - that's helped you to use your interests, skills or strengths. How has this has helped you to develop the results you see on your profile? You could start by saying:

  • I've worked hard on...

  • I've enjoyed...

  • By working on this, I feel I have...

You could then take one of those starter sentences and apply it to your skills summary by saying:

'I've worked hard on being part of a team in all of my classes. I want to get better at this in the future and through group projects I will keep using this skill so that I can become very good at it.'

Step three: Get more experience

To round off your statement, think about things that you want to work on and improve for the future. Start your summary with a phrase like:

  • In the future, I would like to...

  • I am interested in...

  • I want to get more experience of...

If you were writing your strengths summary, you could begin by saying:

'I would like to get more experience of problem solving. It's a strength I use less often but I want to find chances to develop it through my subjects and hopefully turn it into a strength I use often. This will help me as I move through college.'

Start building your profile

Find the profile section on the left-hand side menu of your account and put this advice into practice