The summary section should appear just as it sounds; a summation of relevant personal qualities and professional abilities that make you the right candidate for the job. Be sure to give your potential employer a relevant snapshot of who you are, what you can offer and what you are looking to achieve in the desired role.
- While the Summary will appear at the beginning of your resume, this doesn't mean it has to be the first thing you write. If you're having a difficult time encapsulating just what makes you special, spend some time putting together the rest of your resume first. Filling out the other pertinent sections will often leave you inspired for the creation of a personal synopsis.
- The Summary Section is also a great spot to include that much-debated objective statement. Are you a "Quality candidate" who is "looking to advance their career" in their chosen field? This is your opportunity to spell out what interested you in the open position and how and why you'd be the perfect fit.
- Wondering about length? Three to five sentences is the magical "just right" equation for your Summary section. If you find yourself writing more, see if the information is better suited for your Experience or other sections of the resume.