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Headline and summary

Headline and summary sample

A headline and summary replace the traditional objective with a more powerful statement of your goal, or direction, and what you bring to it.

In Beth’s resume, her job goal is stated in the headline “Project Coordinator.” This is more effective than old-style objective statements like: “A challenging position that will allow me to use my project coordination skills.” Today, statements like that are considered too general and self-serving to be effective.

Headline Summary of Resume

Beth includes:

  • A headline stating her job goal. If Beth applies to a project coordinator job related to a particular function or product, she could add that; for example, Project Coordinator – Technology.
  • A paragraph summarizing her strengths and experience. Beth presents herself as an experienced, highly skilled professional with an interest in working in consulting.
  • A bulleted list of skills. To back up her job target as a project coordinator, Beth lists related functions and software she’s skilled in.