How to Write a
How to Write The Best Resume Summary
Example of a resume summary
A great formula to use for your resume heading is:
The difference between a resume summary and an objective statement
An objective is a very broad and sweeping statement on your resume that typically sounds like:
Seeking a position where I can learn and contribute to the growth of a company.
They’re very general. They’re usually focused on what you want versus explaining what you can do for the potential employer.
While I think a career snapshot is much more effective than a resume summary, a qualifications summary when written correctly can add value and attract employer attention. The key is to be specific when you’re talking about what you can do for a prospective employer and not to be general.
A couple of additional tips:
summary? If you’re struggling to find the right wording for your resume and
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
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