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Do You Need a Summary on Your Resume?

💯% yes!

BUT do not waste this precious space on your 1st page – make it compelling for recruiters and hiring managers.

How to write a good summary section?

Step 1️⃣

Make it easy for them to visualize how you can immediately fit in and contribute to the team.

Step 2️⃣

Write exactly who you are, how many years of experience you have, and what of your expertise makes you unique.

Step 3️⃣

Put numbers to your claims and summarise them across your entire career - or the last 5 years.

Remember - the numbers you use clearly show impact, previous experience scale, difficulty, and complexity.

A good summary shows how you can fit into the team. An excellent summary shows how you will accelerate it.

And here is what NOT to do:

❌ DO NOT use cliché resume phrases or empty adjectives.

❌ DO NOT write a novel - keep it short, concise, and to the point (up to 3-4 bullets will do).

❌ DO NOT write the summary first. When creating your resume, write the summary after you've completed writing all other sections. You will have a much better perspective and inspiration for writing.


If you are still puzzled about the summary writing, I've included an example below from one of my clients' resumes (before and after).

If you've rewritten your summary and your resume so many times that you've lost count, and there's still no progress on the interview front, it's maybe time for us to talk. 🙂

Send me a message, I'm on the chat ⬇️. 💬


P.S. In case you need professional assistance, here is how I can help you:



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