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Summary of Qualifications

Kent Nolen

A Summary of Qualifications isn't an awful thing. But a Summary of Qualifications, front and center, right at the top of your resume better be on point. Unfortunately, that's not what I often see.

Recently, I saw an overview of qualifications for a Senior Professional that read like that of a candidate right out of college. Reading through this too-junior-for-the-person section, it hit me. People often start with something like this on their first resume and simply repurpose it as the resume gets band-aid-like updates throughout a career.

In clear terms, if you are a Director with 20 years of experience, you should not be mentioning Microsoft Office at the top of your resume.

Is it time for your resume to match the current version of you?