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 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?