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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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5Me in a nutshell

Present employers with a profile statement that sums up your proposition concisely.

At their best, profile statements are like a good advertisement – snappy, focused and enticing. At their worst, they reek of tired management speak and self-congratulatory bullshit.

A profile statement (sometimes called a summary statement) is your opportunity to distil down what you have to offer a potential employer to a few well-chosen words (typically around three or four lines’ worth). It appears on the first page of the CV, most commonly straight after the name and contact details, and should give a concise overview of your relevant skills, experience and qualifications.

Your profile statement is your first real opportunity to grab ...

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