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Why is a “Summary Statement” needed on your resume?

I know you hear me talking about how important resumes are in your career development but don’t ignore it.. Did you know that your “well written” resume helps to communicate your your skills, knowledge based and qualifications to potential employers? Do you understand that it showcase what you can do for employers, when written strategically?

I need you to truly understand your resume is the advertisement for the business of YOU! Let that sink in for a moment. Do you think you didn’t have to sell when looking for jobs or career opportunities? Think again!

There are five to six key elements to an efficiently written resume. In this article, we will discuss one of the most important attention grabbing elements.

Your SUMMARY STATEMENTS (Summary Paragraph)
So, you’re asking me, what is a summary statement on a resume. It is a one to three statements communicating your specific years of expertise, knowledge base and skills relevant to the industry or position(s) for which you are applying. This paragraph should mention specific key words associated with the actual position, so it may change frequently based on the position(s). If you are over the age of forty years old, you may have some familiarity with the “OBJECTIVE” on a resume. The summary paragraph took the place of the objective and communicated more efficiently with the employer about what you have to offer.

Do you have a summary paragraph on your resume? If not, here is a sample I provided to one of my clients when I completed a full resume revision for them. They were applying for social work and youth rehabilitation type of positions for group homes and orphanages.

Solid 20+ years of results oriented experience in social work and youth counseling with strong emphasis in teaching youth self-control, life skills, self-esteem and self-motivation. Consistently exceeding company goals and service expectations. Skilled in developing and implementing standardized policies and procedures that tangibly improved the lives of the youth population systematically.”

Now, this summary paragraph gave the employer a snapshot of what my client’s skills, their capabilities and their years of experience accomplishing the goals in their role. Now, keep in mind, the rest of the resume should quantify all the statements in the summary paragraph but it paints a great picture of my client so far.

By the way, does your resume have a summary paragraph helping to sell your skills, knowledge base, experience and qualification? If not, then a couple of resources to help you with that. If you’re looking to have your resume reviewed to see if it is working for you…then check out my first resource here. If you need your resume to be complete rewritten or created because you don’t have one or have a ineffective one….then check out my second resource here.

I want you to win in your career and your economic life, so your #1 career tool, also known as your resume, must work for you, not against you. If you have any questions about resumes, careers, interviewing or negotiation strategies, you can leave me a voicemail message by clicking the gray “send voicemail” tab on the right side of the page or go here and send me an email.

Market Yourself Well…You’re Worth It

You are your best advocate for your career and negotiating your worth in the marketplace whether you are looking for a new job/career or providing services or products to a new client.

If you want to understand the mindset, positioning and posture necessary to negotiate your professional worth well, schedule your interview coaching session here.

Never allow anyone to dictate your worth when you understand and communicate the market value you bring to the table. Show confidence when negotiating your salary, rates or other fringe benefits, it serves the other party notice to take you seriously.

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Make Your DREAM Career Happen…No Excuses!

Career dreams don’t happen accidentally…they become reality when you work for it consistently!

Nobody is going to hand it to you on a silver platter…you must fight for our, make sacrifices and #pushpasscomfort when necessary.

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Being Uncomfortable Brings Positive Changes

Being uncomfortable with life’s circumstances provide the platform & motivation to make positive changes, especially in the career arena. There’s nothing like a company layoff that wakes even the most laid back employee asleep in their career. Adversity, such as job layoffs can be the very jolting event necessary to get you moving towards your #dreamcareer…

I want to help you to get started on that career planning journey before the layoffs & budget cuts start affecting you. Grab my FREE Resource whole it’s still FREE.

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Go Where You Are Celebrated….Not Tolerated

It’s always best to have your preparation tools ready for a storm instead of being caught in a storm without any tools. The same applies to your career path and the difficulties you may experience at times. In this economic climate, ALWAYS have your #careertools ready for use.

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Everyday Actions = Successful Results

We each have the ability to be our best versions of ourselves, if we’re willing to put forth the right amount of time and effort.

Your career path and overall life can either benefit or suffer solely based on the decisions and actions taken daily.

Every little bit does help when you look at how the #TedTalk speaker shared his method of taking his time daily to absorb information in tiny pieces daily. The methodology dramatically improved his life. Let’s explore and implement methods daily that will dramatically improve your lives as well.

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Fight for Your DREAM Career!

Nobody can live out your dreams & visions like you can… because they are yours. Your #dreamcareer should be no different. Do you want to be a business owner, #lawyer, #doctor, designer or corporate #CEO?

It’s not going to get handed to you…. you have to work for it! Sacrifices must be made for dreams to become a reality.

If you’re looking to get started on carving out for DREAM Career, grab my FREE resource herewhile it’s still free.

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