Need Help Writing Your CV Summary? Here’s 25 Great Examples

The Profile or Summary section of your CV is probably the most important part of your CV to get right even though it's highly likely it will never be read by a recruiter or hiring manager.

Why is it so important?  It's very important that you write a summary section when writing your CV to get include a selection of relevant keywords that will help your CV pass the applicant tracking system relevant test.

CV Summary

Recruiters and hiring managers are now using Applicant Tracking Systems to search through huge numbers of job applications that are received by companies each week.  ATS portals allow recruiters to search CV's for relevant keywords to their search criteria.  

If you're CV does not contain these relevant keywords, it will not be chosen or read by the recruiter and your application will not be successful.  Your profile is a great place to put a selection of these keywords into your CV.  

Profile/CV Summary Examples

Candidates often find it very difficult to write a good profile.  As a result I have chosen 25 of the best CV summary's for a range of different positions. The idea here, these summary examples are not be directly copied, but should give you some idea of what you should be writing.

Technology Management Professional

Management Professional with over 18 years international experience and expertise in project and programme leadership, risk management, Enterprise Architecture, IT Audit,strategic planning, ERP applications(SAP/Oracle -business suite, Peoplesoft, JDE,MFG/PRO ,Hyperion, Business Objects,Microsoft Ax-Dynamics) and directing technology deployments, managing complete project life cycles and enhancing operations through change management and process improvement. Ability to liaise among business and technical stakeholders at all levels. Proven track certified PMI Project Management professional (PMP), ISACA CISM/ISC2 CISSP (Information Security), CISA (IS-Audit), CGEIT(IT Governance and enterprise IT), CRISC (RISK ,IS and Control),BCI-UK Master of Business Continuity Professional (MBCI), Open Group enterprise architecture TOGAF-9 , APICS CertifiedSupply Chain Professional (CSCP), ITIL, Cloud Computing

Project Manager

Certified PMP with 20 years in Project/Program Management of achievement embellished performance in the senior management in international banking environment. Innovative, Profit and Result oriented technocrat with deep skills and experience in increasing the revenue, market share through utilizing the technology for improving customer satisfaction, market analysis and successful organization integration. Extensive experience in managing cross-functional teams with diverse technical backgrounds for the successful delivery and operation of remittance and money transfer platforms within budget, scope, schedule and customer satisfaction.

Project Manager

Extensive experience in Project Management, Quality Assurance, Requirements Analysis, Configuration Management, Testing Manager, Testing and Evaluation, Software Testing, Regression, Functional, Usability and Integration testing on complex object oriented systems. Experience in testing and conducting QA Audits in highly regulated industries such as Food and Drug Administration, Current Good Manufacturing Practice, ISO 9001, CMMI level III and DOD regulated. Possess experience in process assessments, improving process, implementing process and enhancing process. Experience in Full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC).

Change Management

20 Year’s experience in QA principles, practices to develop new and improved approaches methodology, and have recommended policy changes to projects and programs to become more efficient and effective. Solid Experience in the following DoD programs: Army Standards and Policy; MIL HDBK-61A, Military Handbook Configuration Management Guidance, DoD Instruction 5000.02, Operation of the Defense Acquisition System, Configuration Management, DI CMAN-80858, System Configuration Management, AR 70 37, Defense Acquisition Guide (DAG), MIL STD-109C, Military Standard, Quality Assurance Terms and Definitions, Department of Defense Guide to Item Unique Identification Quality Assurance, MIL-STD-3004B Quality Assurance Surveillance for Automated Entry Systems.

IT Engineer

IT Engineer and Business Technologist specialized in client facing management of software project scopes and the coordination of integrated Web, Mobile, Business Process Management and Operations Support Applications. Working as a bridge, connecting technical teams to clients and remaining stakeholders while translating business objectives into specification documents and an effective solution architecture. Working for more than 15 years in Software Development Engineering in various industry verticals and cross functional projects integrating CRM, BPM, ECM and B2C Apps while regularly involving the lead of development teams made me a fast domain learner and an adaptable consultant.

Operations Management Professional

A Result Oriented Professional with 11 years of rich and diversified experience in Manufacturing Operations, Quality Assurance, Internal & External Logistics, CAPEX & OpEX Project Management, Cost reduction projects, World Class Manufacturing (WCM), Change Management (ADKAR Model). Expertise in managing cross functional, multi-cultural and multi-national teams for World Class Operations management. Possess a clear understanding of the manufacturing industry, technology trends with the distinction of instituting modern World Class Manufacturing techniques like Cost Deployment,3M analysis, 4M analysis, TPM, FMEA, POKA YOKE, SMED and Problem solving tools to achieve business excellence at lowest overall cost. Excellent communication & analytical skills.

Change Management Professional

Results oriented professional with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work in a team setting with people of different backgrounds, skills and experiences. Over 10 years of proven experience in accomplishing complex assignments in administration and project scheduling. Excels in communicating with governmental and non-governmental stakeholders as well as decision makers both remotely and hands on. OSHA 30 and HAZWOPER Certified. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt trained.

Payment Card Industry

15 years of experience in the Payment Card Industry, Treasury, Financial Risk Management areas. Functional expertise on OCC, CCAR, Basel 2.5/III, risk modelling such as Scorecard and FINCAP, IT Risk Management frameworks like COBIT, COSO. He has domain expertise on ERP, BI, Analytics with present focus on BI, Analytics, Risk Management. He updates himself regularly on latest business and technology related development activities.

Trade Operations

Business graduate with over 7 years of experience in the trade operations and data management. Experience managing pre and post trade processes for equities and fixed income -trade allocations, confirmations, settlements , reconciliations and corporate actions. Experienced user of trade-order and investment management systems - Black Rock Inc.’s Aladdin, Eagle Investment Systems (STAR&PACE), Bloomberg, Charles River. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, experience working as part of diverse, multi-cultural teams.

Sales Professional

Banking Sales Professional with over 10+ years of comprehensive experience in Bank Sales of Bank Accounts, Credit Card &Personal loans for leading Banks. Recognized as a top performer consistently achieving annual sales / goals. A highly motivated individual with excellent organisational and leadership skills and a proven ability to deliver against key business metrics Expert knowledge and proficiency in business development, relationship management, risk management and product development. Demonstrated track record of developing product strategies based on business objectives and leading implementation to deliver measurable business results. Weathered the financial crisis with flying colours, delivering growth and perspective

Treasury & Finance Professional

Results-driven, dedicated professional with solid experience in treasury and finance. An effective communicator at all levels, good problem solving, analytical and organisational skills, and highly motivated either in a team or working on own initiative. Extensive experience of leading and executing balance sheet management and funding strategies in key Emerging Markets, (namely UAE, Turkey, South Africa and recently in APAC Region) to deliver against challenging objectives in a short time frame. Good understanding of the financial services industry (including both commercial/ retail and investment banking environment), with a proven record of managing change and managing people through change. Strong knowledge of international money markets in EMEA and Asia Pacific and full range of treasury products. Direct experience of dealing with international regulators and regulations. Well-organized, self-motivated individual with ability to rapidly learn new skills, and adapt to new business and regulatory environments.

Management Executives

In-depth knowledge of methods and techniques of automation, portfolio management, research, statistical analysis and report preparation using business intelligence tools like Tableau Visual Analysis Tool, Micro Strategy and MS SQL Server 2008 (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) with strong programing skills to develop data architecture, data mart and data mining for analyses and reports. Developing Risk Analyst Internal Rating Models IRMA Certification from Moody’s. Banking Sales Products, Banking Professional with over 7 years of successful experience in sales position of branch assets & liabilities. Good performer with track record of consistently meeting or exceeding sales goals and customer expectations. Skilled at educating customers on banking products and recommending best options that meet their short-term and long-term needs. Team player with polished communication skills: Verbal, Written, interpersonal, presentations and rapport building. Key skills to include, Customer Service Relations, Sales Management, Marketing Financial Services, Loan / Account Origination, Banking product & Services, Regulatory Compliance, New Business Development, Revenue Growth Generation.

Finance Manager

Finance professional (ACCA) with an extensive track record of driving the operations and performance of a finance team. Proven ability to work both strategically and operationally across various corporate cultures in multiple locations. Strong analytical skills, knowledge and understanding of financial control functions; change management; lean improvement initiatives and operational productivity through off-shoring. Specialties: Financial Analysis, Project Management, Inter-company Reporting, Financial Control, Transitions and Outsourcing across multiple geographies.

Operational Risk Manager

10 Years experience in risk to include experience of reviewing and development of operational risk strategy, and maintaining an effective internal control environment within PCB Financial Reporting and Control whilst identifying risk mitigation solutions for the business as a whole. Active involvement with SOX and Governance team to ensure appropriate risk management and control strategies are in place and monitored through KRI/KPI. Review and challenge risk processes and controls within the wider team. Analytical review of the Account Ownership and Reconciliation Process – which comprises of reconciliations and verification of internal and external financial reporting data, transactions and balances.

Finance & Treasury Manager

Results-driven, dedicated professional with solid experience in treasury and finance. An effective communicator at all levels, good problem solving, analytical and organisational skills, and highly motivated either in a team or working on own initiative. Extensive experience of leading and executing balance sheet management and funding strategies in key Emerging Markets, (namely UAE, Turkey, South Africa and recently in APAC Region) to deliver against challenging objectives in a short timeframe. Proven ability to build strong customer relationships including interaction with Senior and Regional Management Executives.

Finance Manager

Dynamic, result driven Financial Manager with almost 7 years of working experience within the Banking/Finance & Sales Arena, holding degree of Master of Business Administration in Finance & Marketing. Excellent in Client Relationship Management, Customer Service Management, preparation of statistical reports, Business Development, Quality Assurance, Portfolio Management of clients & Compliance, AML and Risk Management Related Activities. Possess extensive knowledge of Various Financial Products. I aspire of Responsible Position to discover growth opportunities and to hone my skills in a reputable organization and contribute significantly to their growth. I do not like to restrict myself to single role or profile and I am always open to new and fresh challenges. I also aspire to have a better understanding of finance and hence pursuing my CFA Level 1 this year.

Risk Manager

Risk Manager with 10 years experience in risk and in-depth knowledge of methods and techniques of automation, portfolio management, research, statistical analysis and report preparation using business intelligence tools like Tableau Visual Analysis Tool, Micro Strategy and MS SQL Server 2008 (SSRS, SSIS, SSAS) with strong programming skills to develop data architecture, data mart and data mining for analyses and reports Developing Risk Analyst Internal Rating Models IRMA Certification from Moody’s.


Top performing and results-oriented recruiter with advanced sourcing and recruiting skills. Proven ability to source and recruit passive candidates via LinkedIn, Colds Calls, Networking and other cost-free/niche sites. Extensive experience using advanced Boolean search strings and X-Ray. Consistent overachiever with a background in both high-volume agency and corporate environment. Skilled at building relationships with senior executives and managers, while managing a heavy requisition load and working under tight deadlines. Experience using Taleo, PeopleSoft, ADP/Virtual Edge, Catsone, Salesforce and Microsoft office. Industry experience in O&G includes: EPC, Midstream and Oilfield Services.

IT Transformation Specialist

Certified Bullet Proof Global IT Transformation Head [Enterprise & Large Scale Banking & Financial services , ERP, Contact center applications ] of 14+ yrs of successful IT Transformation Planning, Transformation levers identification , IT Capacity Planning , Performance engineering , Application Value Management (AVM), Earned Value Management (EVM) , Product Value Management ,Technical Solution Management track record ICT Program transformations & Services, Transformation & Outcomes measurement. Experience of the following core skills, Delivery Maturity assessment (DMA), IT Program Information Quality (PIQ), Data performance assessment (DPA), Delivery Engagement profiling (DEP), IT Governance & Process excellence, Steering Committee Management, Strategic Alliance, Vendor (A&V), IT Business capacity Management ICT Program Measurement & Quality, Transformation levers identification, Transformation objective building Outcome vs KPI measurement, Delivery & Operational excellence (DOE).

Senior HR Professional

Versatile senior management professional with 25+ years of experience in HR management, staffing, organizational development, and performance management. Proven ability to strategize and implement human resources structures and policies that support companies in building a growth-oriented workforce of skilled personnel able to meet the needs of the business. Demonstrated talent for identifying gaps in workflows and processes and deploying effective change management initiatives to address gaps. Solid track record of creating and implementing training programs designed to maximize workplace efficiency and productivity. Human Capital (HC) Management, HR Strategy, Training Program Development, Team Building & Leadership, Organizational Development, Career Path Modelling, Change Management, Employee Development, Performance Management, Employee Relations/ Engagement, Needs Assessment, Program Management, Communication Staffing & Recruitment, HRIS (Human Resources Information System) Management, Process Optimization, Relationship Building/ Stakeholder Management.

Strategic Planning

8 years of experience in strategic planning and project management of technical implementations. Skilled in process development, managing communications, IT service delivery, consultative sales, C-level prospecting and digital marketing solutions. Collaborates effectively with stakeholders to coordinate ongoing client meetings, demos/presentations, and project planning sessions. Digital Marketing & eCommerce Strategies, Business Analysis & Performance Reporting, High-level Client Relationship Management, Strategic Planning for New Initiatives, Client Implementations for Service Delivery, Process Improvement & Workflows.

Agency Recruiter

Over 6+ Years of strong hands-on experience in Full life-cycle recruiting with expertise in processes, systems, compliance, sourcing, reporting and vendor management. Heavily involved in candidate/client/management interaction. Experience with the clients like State clients of USA (State of NJ, PA, VA, NC, SC, OH....) with different Departments, (Federal Clients – Fresno County, Marinette County, Manatee County, San Diego County, Hennepin County), Guthy-Renker, Verizon, Merrill lynch/BOA, AT&T, Cap Gemini, HP, Deloitte, TCS (Tata Consultancy Services) and Etc. Exposure to contemporary recruitment Jobsites like: Career Builder, Tech Fetch, Dice, Monster USA, LinkedIn, Pro Hires, 3rd party vendors, Independent consultants and execute various recruiting strategies. Expertise working on Job Diva, VMS, People Fluent, Covendis, IQNavigator, Beeline, AcroXRM, Field glass, Taleo, ATS and etc. Expert in Boolean Strings, Searching Local candidates within the expected rates. Expertise working on VMS, People Fluent, Covendis, IQNavigator, Beeline, AcroXRM, Field glass, Taleo, ATS and etc. Experience in Internal databases like RMS and ConRep. Extensively involved in recruiting candidates for various technologies and skills such as web development, Client-Server, ERP, Mainframe, Data Warehouse, Networking Technologies, Firmware, and Hardware and also recruited consultants in Accounts payable and receivable areas.

Business Process Manager

Seasoned multi-discipline professional with over 15 years of experience in Business Process Management, Business Analysis, Reporting Analysis, Quality Assurance, Change Management, Balanced Scorecard, SAP-FICO Functional Consulting, OpenERP, and Call Center Management. Achievements to include, Designing and implemented performance metrics (balanced scorecard) for key operations to support strategic planning and budgeting. Assisted in the revamp of the overall organization structure and company-wide ERP deployment. Lead the team in creating the overseas call center’s quality department, resulted in the saving of 30% support cost and recipient of the best performance award and bonus. Spearheaded organizational business re-engineering efforts in supply chain and logistics, delivering 20% reduction in operating cost.

Strategy Analysis

20 years of US Professional experience in Strategic Analysis in Demand Planning, Sourcing, Quality, Manufacturing, & Logistic. Demonstrated strength in Strategic Business Analysis, functional performance measurement, and reporting. Experienced in, recommending corrective business actions, expediting, leading Business Intelligence projects to improve performance, and achieving operational excellence. Oil & Gas service provider experience. Top-Tier MBA, from renowned #1 ranked, Thunderbird School of Business. PMP Certified, support all aspect of business (Evaluation, Demand Planning, Sourcing, & Logistics) SAP MM, Market Trends Analysis, Data Reporting & Analysis.

Software Security Professional

Over 22 years of experience in the Information Technology, Software Security & System Engineering. I have been involved in all phases of the System Development Life Cycle with emphasis in implementation, integration and testing, acceptance, installation, deployment, and maintenance. Expertise lies in IT Auditing, Software Assurance, Security Analysis and Penetration Testing, Mid-Large IT systems administration, IT project management, IT System Auditing, Policies and Standards, customer relations, network performance optimization, excellent analytical, interpersonal and problem-solving skills.Google Adwords, Google Analytics, YouTube Analytics, WebTrends, DART, MediaVisor, ComScore, OutBrain, NielsenAnswers, WordPress, SQL language, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign), Microsoft Office Suite(Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Project and Publisher), Prezi, Qualtrics, SPSS, Vertical Response, and CRM systems(, Zoho CRM, and Microsoft Dynamics).

Learning & Development Professional

Experienced Learning and Development leader with exceptional skills in facilitation, curriculum design, global program management, project management, talent management, relationship management, needs analysis, event planning, succession planning, metrics and a passion for strategy; seeking to become a catalyst and key contributor in attracting, retaining and growing top talent for a dynamic organization. Exceptional Facilitation Skills Project and Program Management Relationship Management Curriculum Design Web-based Training Creation Research & Strategic Planning Succession Planning. Diversity and Cross Cultural Training Exceptional Organizational and Leadership Skills Report Analysis and Metrics Talent Management Marketing & Communications. Global Learning Management Systems (LMS) Innovative Problem-Solving Leadership Development Vendor Management Career Coaching

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Nick Jones

My name Nick Jones, I am a professional Head-Hunter with over 20 years of experience working all over the world. I specialise in out-of-the-box job search strategies to get your CV directly to the hiring manager, thus skipping any ATS portals or recruiters who think they're important.

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