There are many different ways to help your resume stand out to hiring managers. One is to include an “About Me” section. This will give an employer a quick overview of your skills and abilities, while also helping to set your background apart from the flood of other resumes.
So what does it include?
An “About Me” section should include the most relevant strengths and abilities you have, as well as your biggest accomplishment. This content might change depending on the position and company you’re applying to. However, look at it as an area to showcase what makes you the best candidate for the job.
If you’re having trouble getting started writing it, think of a hiring manager asking you: “Why should we hire you?” Then start from there. Here are some additional tips to keep in mind:
Use your job title.
Identify who you are professionally with your current job title. You can also use words like “entry-level” or “experienced” to further paint a picture of where you are professionally.
Highlight your strengths.
Focus on one or two of your biggest assets that are most relevant to the position. For instance, if there’s a certain project you worked on, special skill you have, or a certification you earned that’s critical to the role, make sure you are highlighting these. You can also briefly touch on what makes you passionate about the industry and why you want to work for the company.
Talk about your career goals.
The “About Me” section should conclude with your career goals, both short- and long-term and how they relate to the position.
Here’s an example for a customer service representative:
Friendly, professional and experienced customer service professional with 5 years in current position. Strong interpersonal skills and excels in organization and customer satisfaction. Creative when it comes to solving problems and willing to go the extra mile to ensure customer loyalty, as evidenced by a 25% growth in customer loyalty rates. Seeking a position as a customer service professional that builds on current skills and continues a career trajectory toward supervisor.
Do you need help with your “About Me” section – or any other part of your resume?
ResumeSpice is here for you. As resume writing experts, we can help you best promote your strengths to hiring managers, so you get a call for an interview. If you’re ready to learn more, call 832.930.7378 or contact us online.