Preparing the Resume Summary

In this section we will go over the types of statements that can be used in the Technical and IT Resume Summary; provide examples of statements that can be used in the IT Resume Summary; and describe how the summary can be used to quickly grab the readers attention and help promote the reader to call you for a job interview.

The summary of the Technology Resume will follow the introductory statement. The summary will consist of anywhere from 3 to 10 supporting statements that provide more details about your experience and/or training. These statements should reflect key areas that you feel are strong requirements for the job position. The statements should be compelling, detailed, yet easy to follow.

Let us take a look at some statements that we may want to include in our example:

“Over 20 years of experience developing software for large multi-national financial organizations, credit card corporations and banking institutions. “

The above statement would further document your experience by identifying your years of experience and industry expertise.

“Sun Java 2 Certified professional with deep understanding of object-oriented design and extensive experience building software in C++ and Java.”

The above statement would highlight a key certification and highlight your areas of expertise within your field.

“Proven ability to lead and motivate high performance teams. “

This would be considered a statement of personal strength. In this statement you are informing the reader that you can lead teams and you have had success doing so in the past.

“History of building software systems with improved functionality and productivity, consistently meeting critical requirements. “

This is a good example of a strong closing statement that documents that you have achieved success in your field in previous positions.

Format

Generally, there a number of ways to format the summary, but in this guide we will talk about 2 formats, general format and executive format. First the general format, which tends to be less formal and easier to read.

  • A results-driven Developer with demonstrated success in the design, development and deployment of large-scale enterprise applications for the financial industry.
  • Over 20 years of experience developing software for large multi-national financial organizations, credit card corporations and banking institutions.
  • Sun Java 2 Certified professional with deep understanding of object-oriented analysis and design with extensive experience building software in C++ and Java.
  • Proven ability to lead and motivate high performance teams.
  • History of building software systems with improved functionality and productivity, consistently meeting critical requirements.

Secondly, the executive format, which is commonly used by professionals targeting leadership positions. In this format, the summary statements will follow the headline in a paragraph.

A results-driven Software Developer with demonstrated success in the design, development and deployment of large-scale enterprise applications for the financial industry. Over 20 years of experience developing software for large multi-national financial organizations, credit card corporations and banking institutions. Sun Java 2 Certified professional with deep understanding of object-oriented analysis and design with extensive experience building software in C++ and Java. Proven ability to lead and motivate high performance teams. History of building software systems with improved functionality and productivity, consistently meeting critical requirements.

Use whichever format you feel more comfortable with. The general format tends to be easier to read, but the executive format is considered to be the more “formal” approach.

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