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Can I write insight in my resume?

Updated Montreal, Quebec, Canada

I find that many people write insights in linkedin, of course, I do it too. But I am not sure whether I write it in my resume (work experience or extra curriculum activities). #resume #job-application

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Kim’s Answer

Updated San Antonio, Texas


There is not one right way to write a resume, so yes, you can include personal insights on your resume. I would do this with a section titled "personal profile" or something like that, which you could put up top before you "summary of qualifications." You really don't need a career objective, as most people don't use them any more. You want to stay focused on selling yourself on that top 1/3 of the page. Alternatively, you can tell a little about your personal insights on a cover letter.

But, a word of caution. If you want to let an employer have insight into who you are as a person, if that is not aligned with their company values, it could cost you the job. As an example: I had a client who was an engineer who was applying to work at the power company. She had a strong background in alternative energy (solar and wind). The power company relied heavily on nuclear and coal. Another client lost a job because, although his resume was properly aligned with the company that had offered him the job, at the last minute, they checked his LinkedIn profile, and it said something totally different. They withdrew the offer.

So, while I totally understand the desire to make a personal statement, please exercise caution in doing so!

Best of luck to you, and please feel free to ask other questions!