Summary Statement

Write a summary statement to show why you are the ideal candidate for your desired job. The summary statement highlights your past accomplishments and emphasizes the professional characteristics that make you stand out.

You only have one chance to make a good first impression. Use action verbs and keywords to wow the reader. The summary is optional. You can use it instead of or in addition to a career objective. Develop a career summary even if you choose not to include it in your resume. As with the career objective, this process will provide you focus as you develop the rest of your resume. The details of your resume should reflect your summary.

Why Are You The Perfect
Candidate For The Job?

Highlight yourself ... a summary statement may include:
  • Your job title or position.
  • Your areas of expertise.
  • Your skills.
  • Your best professional qualities.
  • A short career objective.

Before you begin to write a summary statement, do some research. What is your potential employer looking for in a job candidate? What special qualities and talents will you bring to the position? Why are you the perfect candidate for the job?





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