In many cases it’s the only thing a hiring manager will look at, and even so, not for very long. When crafted well a resume can give a great perspective of your employment history, from where you have worked, to your accomplishments within each company.
A career summary is brief, general statement on a resume that includes overview of experience, responsibilities of a job, skills, and accomplishments. The career summary is the first item on the resume, after the contact information and serves as an introduction to the rest of the resume.
Career summary is often targeted to the job in which the applicant is interested. The main goal of a career summary is to share the most impressive qualifications relevant to the job up front and grab the hiring manager’s attention with it.
In addition to giving depth to your resume, the career summary is a great opportunity to include additional resume keywords. Keywords such as strategic planning or communications are especially important as more companies are using applicant tracking systems to view and sort resumes.
Career summaries also grant you the space to mention more general terms. Perhaps you are motivated by an entrepreneurial spirit that you think will score you extra points at the start up for which you are applying. This might be an awkward or difficult phrase to include as an accomplishment in a position or as a skill in a list. It feels more organic and appears more noticeable in a career summary.
Your career summary should be a short paragraph, about three good sentences. One of the biggest mistakes you can make is trying to do too much through the career summary. Be concise and to the point. Think of it as your elevator pitch.
Finally, make sure you support what you lay out in your summary throughout your resume. If you are going to talk about your innovative thinking, have some key examples throughout your resume to prove you not only talk the talk, but walk the walk.
This template will be useful to anyone who wants to find a new job and present their work experience professionally. You can use the slides in this template to send your resume to HR. You can use infographics to get your HR manager interested in your email immediately.
HR managers can also use this template when preparing information about the need to work in certain positions in order to become a department head. You can also use this template when preparing information about the history of outstanding employees in the company. For example, show what positions the employee held in the company before becoming the head of the department.
Career Summary is a professional and modern template that contains four stylish and fully editable slides. You can independently change the type and size of the font, color and position of the infographic. Career Summary Template will complement your old presentations and will be a worthy addition to your collection of professional presentations.