In this extension, you will write a summary statement for your resume.
Some resume templates include a skills section
or a summary of qualifications.
This is a brief statement about who you are and why
you’re qualified for the job you are applying for.
To add a summary statement to your resume, you will:
To begin, open your resume document.
If you already have a skills section, you can write your summary there.
If you do not have a “Skills” or “Summary” section, create one now.
Your statement should be brief and mention the skills that make you most
qualified for the job you are applying for.
First, brainstorm 3 skills or accomplishments that show your key strengths.
For example, excellent customer service skills,
a successful sales record, or strong leadership of a team.
You may have already listed these skills under “work experience.”
You can still use them in your summary.
When you finish identifying your most important skills, combine your list into 1 or 2 sentences.
Begin by mentioning your current job title or role.
Most recruiters and hiring managers only spend a few moments reviewing a resume,
so keep your statement brief.
If it is more than a few lines long, they may skip over it.
Include 3 or 4 key details about yourself that will capture the attention of your reader.
Write 1 to 2 sentences that sum up the specific skills and accomplishments
most relevant to the job you’re applying for.
Your summary statement will help attract the attention of an employer,
communicate your key strengths, and increase your chances of getting the job you want.
Add a summary statement to your resume.
Change the formatting of your resume.
Use suggestion mode to edit your resume.
Save your resume as a PDF file so it’s ready to send to an employer.
Share your resume with a partner.
Tailor your resume to fit the language of a specific job description.