Personal Summary

The Personal Summary is your first opportunity to share why you should be considered for the position. Keeping it concise and relevant is key to ensure a recruiter will review the rest of your resume. A great personal summary will:


  • be 1-3 sentences in length
  • share why you are applying to this type of position
  • what makes you a strong candidate for this type of position
  • expresses passion/dedication to the work at hand

Below is an example of a personal summary which made a positive impact for a candidate in the hiring process.