Aug 17, 2018 - 08:39 PM
To write your best summary statement, you need to consider the job at hand. Think about what the employer most values in an employee. Consider what skills and attributes you have that match the employer's needs.
As you begin to write, keep it succinct. Stick to only four to six main points covered in three sentences or bullet points. Use precise language, and speak directly to the hiring manager. Do not just restate things listed elsewhere in your resume or pack this section with meaningless keywords. It needs to read clearly and communicate the ideas effectively. Think of this as your sales pitch that encourages the hiring manager to keep reading.
Crafting a winning summary takes time and thought. It may be wise to write this section last, so you can reflect on what information you've already shared. To get more ideas to help you write, visit this page.
Apr 26, 2019 - 12:20 PM
- Your headline professional title.
- The main contributions you bring to an employer in the capacity of that title, and the value it represents.
- Your unique skills, expertise, and strengths that enable you to make those contributions.
A good summary statement is always specific and unique, and it should always communicate your personal brand. Pay attention to the big message: your summary statement needs to speak success. The way you speak success is through your accomplishments, and your unique abilities that brought about those accomplishments.
And speaking of "speaking success," it’s a good idea to talk out your summary statement while you are writing it, so that the final product comes across smoothly whether read or spoken. What appears at the top of your resume will also likely be the conversation starter if you get the callback from the employer.
Peruse LiveCareer's selection of resume examples for guidance on how to write all the other components of a resume.