Resume Template – How to Write a Resume Summary or Profile

It’s Linda Raynier of lindaraynier.com, is guiding you to a career and life you’ll truly enjoy. She teaches you how to write a resume if you want to get into a different job or industry than the one that you’re currently in.

Now the first thing that employers see when they look at your resume is something called your profile or summary section if you currently don’t have that on your resume then this is definitely the one for you because she explains to you how important those first few sentences are and explains how to develop those sentences so that when the employer first looks at it in the first five to ten seconds they can say “Wow! This person is the exact right fit for the type of job that I’m currently hiring for and I definitely want to bring them in for an interview.”

She describes the purpose of the profile section and teaches you how to incorporate it in a way where it can relate to the different type of job or industry that you want to get into.

First off what exactly is a profile or summary section first it represents a snapshot of your background experience and education describing who you are and what you’re capable of and it’s the first thing that employers see so it has to be clear concise and it has to hit the nail on the head to tell the employer that you are the exact fit for the job that you’re applying to. You want to avoid soft skills and specifically just go for the technical skills when you’re describing your profile and overall it should be about three to four bullet points max so now that you know what a profile section is.

Three steps on how to prepare your profile and to match it to the exact type of different industry or job that you want to get into.

Step one – create your overarching bullet point by outlining an overview of your professional background experience education industries, etc. The key to doing this successfully is to identify the keywords that are on the job descriptions for those different positions that you want to apply to and then match it back to the key duties responsibilities and tasks that you’ve performed in your current roles and in your previous roles that align with those keywords in the top notch resume course.

She actually goes into this concept super in-depth and she even gives a template on exactly how the per sentence should be written in your profile, how each of the bullet points should be written, but this is what you need to know.

Step two – discuss your technical skills and knowledge in the profile section. In this section of your profile, you want to list all the key concepts that you have knowledge of or that you’ve had experience with doing and incorporate them into this bullet point in your profile section because even if you don’t have the hands-on experience but you have knowledge of those specific concepts that the job is asking for. Then it’s important for you to showcase that and demonstrate that this is especially important if you.

Lack the job experience but you have the necessary knowledge and qualifications or understanding of that particular job or industry and this can include software skills as well so anything like Excel or other types of complex systems that you have knowledge of and experience with. Definitely include that in this bullet point.

Step three – discuss your language or more technical skills or knowledge that you possess this third and final bullet point gives you the opportunity to express your language capabilities if that’s what the job is asking for or it gives you the opportunity to further emphasize your key technical knowledge concepts requirements and experience that you know are relevant for this position that you’re applying to thatyou happen to have so there you have it my three steps on how to build a compelling profile when you’re wanting to apply to a different type of job or industry.

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