From Sleeper to Keeper


Would you go to see a movie if the movie trailer was boring or buy a book if the information on the book jacket was dull? Probably not. Yet when people craft their resumes, they generally introduce their candidacy with a summary statement that is so unmemorable and generic that it looks like hundreds of others and does nothing to position or market them to prospective employers.

Your resume may be the single-most important marketing tool you ever write; but many job-seekers continue to put minimal effort into the writing strategy and presentation, particularly the summary section. Below are four tips for writing better resume profile/summary statements and sample profile statements.