Do I need to include a personal statement in my CV?

Include the reason why you are suitable for the job you have applied for and include the relevant experience/qualifications you bring to the role.

Keep it succinct. Rule of thumb, we recommend a personal statement of no more than 2-4 sentences.

If you are using a generic personal statement to apply for a range of different roles, be cautious about including a specific career objective as this could indicate you have a narrow focus. If you do include a career objective, make sure it is broad enough or relevant to the positions you are applying for.