Aug 04, 2018 - 05:51 AM
First choose your job title and be precise. Tailor the job title to each job application. For example, for one position you may be a "marketing manager" while for another it may just be "manager." Then think of ways you can describe yourself while avoiding clichés. Hiring managers see "excellent communicator" and "strong leadership skills" so often they have become nearly meaningless. It doesn't hurt to use an industry keyword or two.
Combine all of this into a single phrase that fits neatly across the page in one line. You can use a little humor if you'd like. An example may be, "Award-Winning Teacher with an Abundance of Patience." Capitalize your headline just as you would a title. Place it under your name and contact information. Then all you need to do is ensure that the rest of your resume lives up to your fantastic headline.