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Land the Tech Job You Love by Andy Lester

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Create an Effective Summary

The summary is where you’ll be grabbing the reader’s eye. Start with the bullets you wrote back in The Professional Summary, using Word’s List Bullet style. Don’t give the summary a heading, because it’s obvious what it is.

Here’s an example of a summary that boils down the qualifications to the most important high points, with little detail:

  • Seven years’ experience in all facets of large website production.

  • Led team of five designers creating Flash content for automotive websites.

  • Installed and maintained content management systems such as Vignette and Bricolage for production staff of 20.

  • Accomplished author of technical documentation in French. Also fluent in Japanese.

Now, call attention to the most ...

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