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Firstly, think about all the things you’ve achieved in your lifetime so far and write them down. You might want to think about:

  • any work experience you have: this might be a part-time job on Saturdays, a week of work experience, volunteering at a charity shop or anything similar. No matter how small you think it is, this can show core skills like dedication and time management
  • things you’re proud of: for example, awards you might have got at school like sporting achievements, raising money for charity, or academic achievements. This can help you show how you stand out in a crowd or show how you go above and beyond
  • things you’ve been part of: for example, a club or society, a sports team, or being in a school play. This can show working as part of a team and communication skills
  • school projects: for example, group presentations. Group work and finishing projects with other people is a huge part of working life and going to university
  • any hobbies or interests: perhaps you play a musical instrument or have a passion for art in your spare time. Use this to showcase key skills like patience, dedication, and willingness to learn
  • any responsibilities you have: maybe you’ve been editor of the school newspaper, captain of a sports team, or led a school project. This all shows leadership, confidence and the ability to step up and put yourself forwards
  • any other life experience you’ve had: you may have been a young carer or had to manage some difficult circumstances throughout your life. This might have meant you couldn’t take part in typical school clubs and activities. But this can still show skills like resilience, independence, and problem-solving

Once you’ve written down all your achievements and activities, think about the skills to attach to them. It might be helpful to have a table including the achievement in one column and the skills you’ve used or gained in the other. This will give you a good starting point of the things to include.


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