Resume summaries do not have to be long, but they must be big. By big, we mean that they need to hold substantial enough information that will force a hiring manager to read what you have to say in the rest of the resume. You must keep it in mind that a resume summary is a short version of your resume – in a sense. While it is impossible to place everything that you have written in a resume in a summary, you can pretty much provide the essence of what your resume holds.
A resume summary cannot be considered complete if it is not an amalgamation of your skills and experience, with your accomplishments and education thrown in if and when required. While mostly, a summary is written when you are applying for a job for which you have ample experience, there is no rule governing that this is the only situation a resume summary must be written in. But since you are banking on skills that you have developed over time (when writing a resume summary), it is best to use it when you are applying for a position for which you can brag extensively.
Sitting right at the top of a social worker resume, the summary has a lot to offer to a prospective employer who wants nothing more than to read a short snippet of what the candidate is about and be done with it! Examples? Keep reading!
• Highly experienced, dedicated and resourceful Social Worker with over 7 years of hands-on experience in determining clients’ requirements for social, community and health services, and providing them with correlating support. Deep insight into managing assigned caseloads in an efficient and effective manner, utilizing exceptional time management skills.
• Top-performing Social Worker with over 10 years’ track record of success identifying gaps in community resources that impact clients, and leading efforts to effect changes. Effectively work with clients, families and service providers to formulate appropriate plans of action. Licensed social worker in the State of New Jersey. Bilingual: English/Spanish.
• Dedicated, well-organized and effective Social Worker. Expert in assessing clients’ physical, mental and emotional conditions, and providing them with extensive assistance to ensure provision of required social services.
• Dedicated Social Worker with extensive comprehension of arranging appropriate care, resources and benefits for clients, based on their individual requirements. Adept at handling crises situations in a prompt manner, in a bid to save clients and surrounding people from harm.
• Social work professional with over 14 years’ experience in determining nature of clients’ situations through interviews and assessments. Effectively able to establish courses of action by exploring options and setting achievable goals.