The IndigoPathway career quiz results are a fantastic way to get powerful language for your resume and LinkedIn profile. The quiz takes less than seven minutes and is completely free. This article will show you how to use those results to enhance your resume and write a powerful LinkedIn summary.
Let’s talk about resumes first. It’s common to have a summary section at the top of the modern-day resume that explains who you are, some of your top skills, and why you want this job. Think of it like a mini cover letter.
Below are a few steps for using the IndigoPathway results summary page to write your summary statement quickly and authentically!
- First, look at the statement under your name. Typically, an edited version of this can be the opening line of your summary statement.
- Second, read the “ABOUT” section and see if you’d like to add any of that text to the opening summary sentence. It’s typical to end the sentence with any specific relevant experience or accomplishments you have.
- Third, grab some of the words from your “STRENGTHS” section and add them to your summary statement as a second sentence starting with, “My strengths are…” Feel free to add some of your top skills too, like creativity, organization, leadership, customer service, or management.
- Fourth, end the summary statement with text from the job strategy section saying something like, “I’m looking for a job where…” It’s even better if you can describe how the role you are applying for aligns with what you’re looking for in a job.
Now wordsmith your text and polish with your own unique finishing touches. Below is an excerpt from my resume. Feel free to download my basic resume template here. You can also download the resume of Indigo’s co-founder Sueann Casey for a fancier template including a picture.
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY – INDEPENDENT, BIG-PICTURE DRIVER
Friendly and direct leader with over 20 years of entrepreneurial experience. My strengths are people-orientation, driving results, flexibility, and big-picture thinking. I’m looking for a job where I can help people, my way, and preferably lead in that effort.
Next, add your summary to LinkedIn under the About section
You can now add your professional summary to your resume and the About section of your LinkedIn page. Hiring managers like to see your resume and LinkedIn profile display similar information. Think of LinkedIn as your online resume. Feel free to make that section a little longer with a personal mission statement, specific examples of your professional accomplishments, and any hobbies or interests you want to highlight.
Being able to articulate who you are and your intrinsic strengths will help you stand out on your resume, LinkedIn profile, and in a job interview. Your IndigoPathway career quiz results help you do this faster and better.
Stay tuned! We’re creating a resume builder that will do this process automatically. Be on the lookout for our announcement later this year!
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