If you know anything about the Interview Guys, you know that we value "tailoring" over almost anything else when it comes to virtually anything job interview-related. As mentioned above, you want to tailor these statements to the needs of the company you are interviewing with.
Hence our creation of the Tailoring Method (head over to the article to learn the basics of tailoring). During your research, you need to identify the Qualities (knowledge, skills and abilities) that your company values for your position and infuse them into your summary. Now that we’ve looked at what to include and what NOT to include, it’s time to start writing your own resume statements. Make sure it’s tailored to not only the position, but the company as well. For example, let’s say in this first example that the applicant researched the company and discovered that nearly all of their employees shared a common … So this needs to be highlighted in the summary statement.
A few manage to get in a word or two before they too are pointed towards the door.
You watch in slack jawed amazement as just three people out of the hundred ahead of you actually make it past the velvet ropes. You stand in front of the bouncer, your heart in your throat, your mouth dry.
Problem is, this bouncer is VERY picky and is only letting in a very small group of people.
Everyone lines up and gets just ONE SHOT to impress the bouncer.
And to muddy the waters a little bit, we have the ongoing “battle” between “Team Resume Objective” and “Team Resume Summary Statement”.
These are questions we have all asked ourselves at one point or another.
This resume summary example is well done for a number of reasons. Secondly, whoever is reading it knows exactly who they’re dealing with.
It opens with the job seeker’s title, Architectural Project Coordinator.