Many times, listing an experience on a CV isn’t always enough. You’ll have to describe in words what that experience meant to you and what your role was in that position. I’m here to share my key tips in developing an experience statement.
For me, there are two important questions that come to mind when developing any experience statement.
- What were you able to do for others with this experience?
- How was this experience of value? Be specific in those examples.
Now I challenge you to the do the following—brainstorm a series of words or phrases that can fit the gaps in the following:
As an involved medical student, I have had the privilege to provide (medical students, academic leaders – population) with the opportunity to (inspire, educate, make positive change – action word). There goes your first sentence!
Finish off the rest with specific examples of what YOU have done, how you have grown, and why it has value!
Voila! Now you have your very own experience statement! Good luck on your personal branding!