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English definition of “personal statement”

personal statement

noun [C]
HR a short written description of your personal qualities that you include with a CV, a university application form, etc. when applying for a job or a place on a course: The personal statement is absolutely critical to the success of your job application.
(Definition of personal statement from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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