Write a Summary Statement

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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.

Type “Summary.”

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.”

That’s okay.

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.

Nice work!

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.

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