The Professional Summary section is a crucial part of the resume. A well-written summary captures the reader’s attention and positions the client as a strong candidate while distinguishing the client from others in the job market.

What are the key parts of a summary?

  • A headline that identifies your client’s current job or target job.
  • An optional sub-headline or skills line that showcases how the client excels or key areas of expertise.
  • A branding statement or tagline that tells the employer the value a client offers their company.
  • A paragraph summary with relevant job-specific skills, specialized experience, relevant training and degrees, willingness to travel/relocate, and industry-specific software.


What makes a good resume summary?

A good summary turns into an excellent summary when the writer includes relevant facts and metrics to showcase the client’s expertise.