Use these resume objective examples and resume summary examples to help craft your own unique resume.
The purpose of a resume is to "sell" your professional expertise to the hiring manger. The summary statement, professional profile, or career objective is the first "advertisement" of your skills and expertise that a hiring manger will see. Each one has a slightly different intent and feel.
In this lesson, you will compare statements and understand their purpose. Then you will determine which one is best for you in order to create one for your own resume.
In the past, most job seekers included a career objective on their resumes to tell hiring managers what type of position they were looking for. A more recent trend is to include a summary statement or a professional profile in place of the objective. However, some job seekers include both an objective and a summary. Regardless of which you choose to include, this area should:
Why would you choose to include one statement over the another for your resume? Here are some examples.
Julie chose to include a career profile to summarize her experience and highlight the key things she wants the hiring manager to know about her. She used a bulleted list to make it easy to scan.
John used a written summary statement to emphasize the skills and experiences he thinks he will need for the job he wants as a regional merchandise manager.
Hope used an objective to tell hiring managers what type of position she is interested in.