Resume Summary


I need your help with writing my Resume Summary. Please help me. A friend told me that I should send a summary before I send my resume to any company.

Resume Summary

The resume summary, also known as the career summary, is an actual section of your resume, and not intended to be sent before your resume. The summary is the first section of your resume, after your contact information.

The purpose of the career summary is to . . .

  1. Briefly overview your accomplishments that are relevant to the position you want.

  2. Effectively capture your relevant skills and experience.

  3. Match the qualifications that the company is asking for in the job description, to show that you are qualified for the position.

The title of this section can be Career Summary, Summary of Qualifications, Career Highlights, or something similar.

The most important function of the career summary is to immediately show the hiring manager that you are qualified for the position.

Click here to learn how to write your career summary. This section should guide you through the process of effectively creating your resume summary.

Victoria E.

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