/ Asked by Donald
What are the best terms to utilize at the start of a resume (objective, summary statement etc)?
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, July 10, 2015
The labels that you use on a resume are not as important as the content and that first statement is one of the most important parts of the resume.  What you write here will depend on what you bring to the table at that point in your career.  If you are just starting your career, an objective is probably more appropriate here.  If you have significant work experience, perhaps a summary of your experience is best here.  In either case, it is critical that this statement catches the attention of the reader and makes them want to read on and learn more about you.  You can research examples of these statements through many web sites, but most will have key words like 'experienced', 'leader', or 'certified'.  This statement is basically the first of many points in the recruiting process where you are trying to convince the recruiter/hiring manager that they should continue to explore the many qualities that you can bring to their organization.
Answered by Heather, Hiring Expert at The Hershey Company, on Thursday, July 16, 2015
It's more about the content vs. the label, but if you are going for more of an edgy role or company you can get creative.  I like more of the summary approach at the begining of a resume.  Something that sums you up or makes you unique in a few short sentences that isn't in your body of your resume.  

For example the first two sentences on my LinkedIN profile:
I love Talent Acquisition!  From organizing, posting the job to the place that has the best ROI, being creative, networking, finding the perfect hire, phone interviewing & processes.

Not saying this is perfect, but it brings some insights into who I am & feel that will help you stand out over other applicants.
I feel a resume is so important & you really need to take the time to make it great.  Good Luck! 
Answered by Ashley, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, July 29, 2015
It is difficult to determine what are the best terms to utilize at the start of a resume since the resume you submit will depend on the type of company you are applying for. Some companies may respond better to a more creative resume which could include an objective of what you are in search of, while companies may prefer a more professional approach. Many of the newer resumes I have seen have a summary statement. However, you should not include a summary statement if you do not have a well written statement that will draw the recruiter’s attention. I would make sure that the content of your resume is well written and is worded in such a way that will make the recruiter at whatever companies you are applying to want to know more about your experiences. There are some great examples online that you can refer to when trying to write your resume. You could write multiple resumes and ask for feedback from your friends, family and other connections you may have. This will allow you to understand what type of resume is the most appealing.
Answered by Courtney, Hiring Expert at ADP, on Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Great question!  On my resume, I use the term "Summary" for a short paragraph that highlights what I would like a particular employer to learn about me first.  This is a great way to tailor your resume to the exact job for which you are applying (Ex: sales vs marketing vs advertising).  I would focus on action words - specifically how a proven track record will allow you to make an impact at a new organization.  I have also seen a "Key Accomplishments" section at the top of a resume and this would be an opportunity to highlight specific accomplishments during within your work experience.  Good luck!
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