A career or personal profile is the paragraph at the top of your resume or CV that sums up your experience, skills and talents.
But how long should your profile be? How should it begin? What should you include or leave out?
About 5 – 6 lines for up to 10 years’ experience. And about 7 – 7 lines for more than 10 years’ experience.
Begin the profile with the amount of years of experience you have, whether you’re referring to your actual experience – or the experience required by the employer or advertiser.
Here are some examples:
- Project Officer, Financial Services | Motivated and detail orientated project officer with more than 5 years’ experience in providing project support in the financial services industry | Strong experience in providing project support in online banking | Supported roll out of new micro enterprise program that helped more than 100 start ups | Good track record in supporting senior project officer and project managers | Worked in projects with budgets of more than $5 million and 10 FTE.
- Project Manager – Property Development | Professional and driven property development manager with experience in large-scale hospital and healthcare projects (budgets in the order of $500K+. More than 10 years’ experience in property development. Skilled in value engineering, cost management, urban planning, and contract/design management | Demonstrated ability to deliver projects on time and on budget | Tertiary qualified in project management.
- Recruitment Consultant | Personable and well-networked recruiter with more than ten years’ experience in the recruitment of sales, marketing, HR and communications roles for Australia’s largest corporate entities | Successfully recruited more than 200 roles | Accomplished talent acquisition specialist able to tackle difficult assignments | Skilled in using contemporary recruitment tools and apps, including metrics, video-interviewing, and branded recruitment campaigns.