The Resume Title Statement

You can quickly convey your job focus with a short noun phrase, known as a title statement, centered below the header of your resume. This technique is clean, gets across your point, and saves you one or two lines of space by eliminating the Objective category heading.


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Your position title, your best resume Keyword

The most common type of keyword that employers search for is a position title. To improve your “hit” ratio, use your industry or discipline’s keywords along with logical synonyms. For instance, the keywords “materials manager” might be referred to as “supply chain manager”,“logistics manager”, or “purchasing manager” in another company. To cover your bases, consider leading off your resume summary (or objective) with a list of synonyms.

Resume Title Visual Appeal Tips

Be consistent in resume title design treatments. If you apply bold and underline to one position title, use these treatments consistently on all other position titles throughout the resume. The same idea holds for treatment of company name, position title, space between paragraphs, or bulleted accomplishments.

The expanded text, or kerning, is a subtle method to enhance the readability of boldfaced material or to emphasize a particular title or subcategory. Expanded text is an especially helpful tool for submitting a scannable resume because it prevents boldfaced letters from touching, which can cause a mistranslation of words in the scanning process.

Bold, Underline, and Italic

The admonition about not mixing too many fonts also holds true for using bold, underline, and italic. Reserve bold treatment for your name, category headings, company names, or titles it’s a matter of establish a logical sizing hierarchy.