Can your resume tell your story in less than 10 seconds? Recruiters glance through many resumes until they find the one that draws their attention. Your resume and LinkedIn profile introduction should standout and be crafted effectively to catch their eye quickly and convince them you are the optimal candidate. In this blog post, we share tips on how to create an effective IT professional profile introduction (Resume and LinkedIn).
Here are 7 leading questions that can help you determine what to highlight in your introduction:
Here is an introduction example, crafted for a Senior Enterprise Architect resume:
"Visionary and results driven senior enterprise architect, specialized in large-scale cloud deployment and migration projects (Azure, AWS, Google). Executive presentation skills, strong communication and leadership skills. Proven record of success in collaborating with business and leading engineering teams to design and implement innovative, scalable and reliable enterprise solutions that improve user experience and drive business growth."
Following the introduction, you can add 2-3 recent accomplishments, preferably with tangible results. Here is an example:
"Led development of next generation service management solution, based on Google cloud-native enterprise services, enabling improved performance and operational cost savings of $2.5MM/year."
Another thing you can consider adding as part of your introduction is a list of your key areas of expertise that are relevant to your target IT role and in high demand. This will help with keyword optimization and improve your career documents ranking in search results. You can organize your areas of expertise into two groups: "Functional/Technology" & "Organizational/Interpersonal", see example below:
Your resume and your LinkedIn introduction are your opportunity to effectively present yourself, showcase your specialties and how you can create value. It is the most important section of your resume and LinkedIn profile, it should quickly convince hiring managers and recruiters that you are uniquely qualified for the position.
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