You also know they’re a professional with 15 years of experience and then it quickly and cleanly goes into details about what they’ve accomplished in those 15 years.
Most importantly though is the fact that they have identified the with 8 years experience supporting managers and executives in high paced environments.
He reaches out, grabs the bouncer’s hand and shakes it for you. He grunts and nods, reaches for the ropes…and you’re in! That, my friend, was your resume statement…summing up your qualifications into a neat and tidy power packed punch of awesome directly targeting what the hiring managers are looking for. You have a very limited space to use on your resume and the last thing you want to do is waste any of it. Keep it valuable…that is…make sure you point out what you bring to the table. Remember, there are lots of people applying for these jobs and the last thing you want to do is get lost in the shuffle.
The goal is to get your statement down to four to six bullets (give or take a couple) distilled down into two or three laser focused sentences. Plus, if the job is specifically looking for someone to fill a role and you’re already doing that role at another job, you’ve just ensured that the hiring mangers take a second look at your resume!
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.
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.
Cue long drawn out overly dramatic cry of despair: Now imagine if that SAME resume had had a summary statement at the top clearly outlining why you’re the perfect candidate.
Instead of skimming, the hiring manager read that, nodded in satisfaction, and dropped your resume on the top of the “ to talk to you!