Resume summaries are short paragraphs of self-praise that open resumes. They are practical pieces of writing as they provide concise information of an individual’s abilities and competencies, that are relevant to the job that he or she intends to obtain.
The future of resume summaries seems bright. Employers often believe that resume summaries provide them with quick information regarding candidate. Of course, we cannot just write summaries and be done with it! But writing a good one means that the employer might just look through your resume with a passing glance. So if you are not too confident of what you have written in other sections of your resume, the summary with be a saving grace.
This is not to say that each section of a resume should not be paid special attention – it should be. A summary just provides a cover and this cover can prove to be a life saver at times. So never miss writing one!
A good resume summary depends on how well you know yourself. If you are aware of your abilities and skills, you can put them in a summary of qualifications in a manner that works for both you and the person who reads it.
To provide you with examples, here is a list of summaries for an LPN (licensed practical nurse) resume:
LPN Resume Summary Examples
• Compassionate LPN with hands-on experience in effectively engaging patients to develop lifelong well-being and health. Exceptional ability to build trust by consistently modeling and inspiring high levels of integrity.
• Licensed Practical Nurse known for providing focused patient care by meaningfully connecting with them to build emotional engagement and provide patient advocacy. Well-versed in ensuring that nursing standards are met and optimal nursing interventions are promoted.
• Top-performing LPN with demonstrated expertise in administering medication and treatments and ensuring that any side effects are communicated to the nurse manager in an immediate manner.
• LPN with documented success in conducting accurate patient data collection duties, identifying and prioritizing patients’ needs and implementing correlating patient care activities in accordance to the protocols of the facility.
• Dedicated, high-energy nursing professional with over 4 years of experience as an LPN. Proficient in identifying normal courses of illnesses in patients and recognizing the need to communicate with nurse managers so that interventions can be managed.
• Self-motivated and experienced licensed practical nurse with exceptional adeptness in accurately communicating patient information to medical professionals and thoroughly documenting nursing actions and plans of care.