Is a “profile” on your resumé really necessary?

Myth: You don’t need a “summary” or “profile” section on your resumé.

Reality: A summary or profile on your resumé is an absolutely critical element, as it ties together all the things you’ve done and skills you have learned. A well-written summary or profile demonstrates your writing skills and why they should want to continue reading your resumé. Most importantly, the summary or profile should convince the reader they need to meet with you.