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Add a Profile Section to Your Resume to Catch the Attention of Hiring Managers

Add a Profile Section to Your Resume to Catch the Attention of Hiring Managers

We love sharing job search tips and tricks. At the same time, we’re often amazed at how some of the simplest tactics seem to have the greatest impact on our success in finding new opportunities.

Over on US News, HR expert Alison Green shared six small resume changes that have a big impact. Some of the them are familiar, like getting rid of irrelevant jobs and focusing on accomplishments instead of duties. However, one stood out to us that we’re seeing more and more on resumes: a professional profile instead of an objective. Alison explains:

"Add a profile section to the top of your résumé. Profile sections or summaries have replaced objectives at the top of current-day résumés. A profile is just a quick list of the highlights of your strengths and experience, summing up in just a few sentences or bullet points who you are as a candidate and what you have to offer. A well-written profile or summary can provide an overall framing of your candidacy, preparing the hiring managerfor the rest of your résumé through that lens."

Read the rest of her advice on US News.

If you need to get a sense of what a profile looks like on a resume, here is an example.


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by Allison Jones

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