Pick up a resume. What is the first thing that you see? The summary of course. How will it affect how you perceive the person who has written the resume? Quite a lot. Your perception will be made here. What the other person has written will define him personally and professionally, giving you an outline of what a candidate looks like in terms of hirable or a definite no.
So what does this tell you? That the resume summary has to be well-written, no matter how much time and effort you have to put in it. All the time and effort that you put in will make it worth your while eventually. Let’s start from the beginning. What does one write in a summary? It is a simple paragraph that tells you in a nutshell what the reader will eventually gauge from reading the rest of the resume. But this simple paragraph has to have a wide angle – you have to provide a vast view of your capabilities, doing which is not that easy if you are pressed for space.
But no matter what constraints you have, you have to write your summary effectively for it to make a positive impression. Mix your professional prowess and personal qualities that relate to a job and see how you can come up with a perfect 4 liner that will do the job for you. Maybe a little like this:
• Highly accomplished and talented Grill Cook with 6-plus-year verifiable track record of seasoning and preparing food items for grilling purposes. Well-versed in communicating orders and expectations to coworkers by remaining within the confines of decorum and politeness.
• Dedicated Grill Cook with over 12 years of experience in preparing food items by following standard recipes and procedures. Highly skilled in operating and maintaining both personal and industrial sized grills. Able to effectively adjust to high pressure situations and assume responsibility for personal growth and development.
• Self-motivated Grill Cook who can express ideas and convey information clearly and effectively. Expert in creating and following recipes for grilled food by following food service and preparation standards and procedures.
• Competent and Methodical Grill Cook with 6+ years’ hands-on experience in determining quality of meat and cheese cuts along with capability of preparing meats and cheeses for grilling purposes. Able to work in an organized manner and adapt to changing temperatures within a bust kitchen atmosphere.
• Upbeat and dependable Grill Cool with solid expertise in creating grilled entrees to satisfy the palates of a diverse clientele. Strong interpersonal skills along with a great ability to understand customers’ requirements and tweak existing recipes to meet their specific taste needs.