Host: How creative can I be with my resume summary?
Louise Kursmark: You can be as creative as you want. The wonderful thing and the challenging thing about resume writing in general is that there aren't any hard and fast rules that you have to follow about what to include. Some people like to include such creative things as endorsements or their own favorite quote or a picture of a diagram, a graphic in their resume summary. I don't mean a picture of themself, but some kind of a visual that's going to illustrate something about themselves that they think is valuable. Some people like to include, as I mentioned, their three or four top achievements, others want to do just a very quick and easy to scan skills list, core competency list. Use your creativity and decide what's the most important thing that I want this employer to know about me in the first ten seconds of reading my resume and include that in the summary in the way that makes a resume easy to read, easy to scan and easy to understand.