What is a professional summary?
The professional summary (or profile) is a section at the top of your CV. It's your opportunity to summarise your experience & skills within a few sentences. Most recruiters will decide whether to continue reading your CV within the first 6 seconds so it's important you make a good first impression with your professional summary.
If you are struggling writing your professional summary then use one of our examples below.
Professional Summary Examples
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Examples of generic professional summaries you can include in your CV.
An energetic, ambitious individual who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task I undertake, or situation I am presented with. I enjoy working with others to achieve a common goal and to a very high standard.
A hard working and motivated professional who has acquired extensive industry knowledge. Experienced in developing business processes and implementing system improvements to increase productivity and reduce costs.
I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion. Extensive experience has been gained in managing and leading teams across multiple sectors. I thrive on overcoming business challenges and working with others to identify quick wins and long-term solutions.
I am an articulate, confident person who possess excellent analytical and communications skills, and is accustomed to working under pressure. I am looking for an opportunity where I can utilise my technical skills in a challenging working environment and become a valuable asset to the organisation that I work for.
A highly driven and results-orientated professional with a proven track record of exceeding targets and driving team success. Technically proficient with sound relationship management skills, being able to understand client requirements and deliver the right solutions. Looking for a new opportunity where I can add value and contribute to a company's long-term growth.
I am self-motivated, organised and capable of working under pressure. I enjoy responsibility and am keen to take on new challenges. In my previous roles I have proven myself to be trustworthy, competent and conscientious, as well as being a perceptive and friendly team player.
Example professional statements for people working within the admin sector.
A well-organised, motivated individual with excellent time management skills and 5 years’ experience working in a fast paced office environment. An optimistic problem solver who enjoys working in various environments, being able to adapt very quickly which when under pressure and having to meet deadlines is an asset. Strong IT skills and data input management with a focus on attention to detail.
I am a hard-working, motivated and enthusiastic Administrative Assistant with a proven track-record in business administration and project co-ordination. I always strive to achieve the highest standard possible, at any given task and in any situation.. I am accustomed to working in a challenging and fast-paced environment, particularly when dealing with multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
I am a diligent, knowledgeable and goal-orientated admin professional with a passion for building strong business and client based relationships. I exhibit qualities such as punctuality, etiquette and self-motivation, whilst taking great pride in detail and organisation to complete tasks to the highest specification. With a positive and dynamic attitude, networking is instinctive.
Organised and adaptable administrative assistant with four years’ experience working in various office environments. My attention to detail and excellent time management skills means that every task is completed efficiently and to the highest possible standard. I have a calm and patient disposition meaning that I am able to work effectively under pressure and focus on the task in hand. I am proficient working in a team, but also work well independently.
Example professional statements for people working within the agriculture sector.
Dependable Farm Worker with 8 years commercial farming and lifetime farm hand experience. Born and raised on large family farm with in-depth knowledge of calving and livestock birthing techniques. Quick-learner and highly adaptable to new and changing situations.
A competent, physically fit and hardworking gardener who has a track record of creating and maintaining gardens, lawns and parks that are tidy, environmentally friendly and safe. Possessing comprehensive knowledge of botany and horticulture, as well as the various planting seasons for trees, vegetables and flowers. Comfortable with working in all weathers and seasons.
I am a full time Horticulturalist working full time as an Estate gardener and propagating plants as my hobby from vegetables to trees and herbaceous perenials. I have worked in a variety of industries within the Horticulture sector and willing to undertake any new challenges in the future. I am a reliable, and hardworking person willing to undertake any task asked of me. I am happy working at a team member or on my own.
Examples of professional summaries for apprentices.
A dedicated and committed individual who's keen to learn the trade as an apprentice and has formal qualifications and some experience as an excellent grounding in the trade. A quick learner and eager to follow in the footsteps of the masters of the trade. Pays attention to instructions and can carry out work with accuracy and precision.
Enthusiastic school leaver with five GCSEs looking for an apprenticeship in the engineering field. Possessing good written and verbal communication and an interest in engineering which has spanned my lifetime with a particular passion for electrics. For my GCSE Design & Technology project, I built a working calculator. Looking for a start in the exciting world of electrical engineering where I can learn a trade and realise a lifetime ambition.
Example professional statements for people working within the automotive sector.
An enthusiastic technician that prides himself/herself in ensuring vehicle owners drive away with safe and road worthy cars, vans, motorcycles and lorry’s. Excellent at fault finding, enjoys diagnosing problems and resolving to a high standard. Trained and qualified in mechanical engineering and thrives on fixing, repairing, maintaining and servicing vehicles and providing the highest quality of customer care.
I am an ambitious, energetic and reliable car salesman with an excellent sales record and superb customer service skills. My professional appearance, friendly personality, extensive product knowledge and courteous manner allow me to close the majority of my sales opportunities and my creative marketing and rapport with clients allow me to maintain and expand my customer base. I have a full UK driving licence and am now looking for an opportunity with a company selling luxury cars.
I have worked in the area of mechanics for about 30 years. I have worked with various cars, have repaired any type of parts and problems such as engine repair, tyre repairs etc. I have painted many cars and car parts and I can also use diagnostics tool.
Example professional statements for people working within the childcare sector.
A professional and qualified nanny with over 10 years’ experience and impeccable references. I am a warm and nurturing nanny with experience caring for children from 6 months to 9 years. I am highly organised and efficient in my duties and understand the importance of reliability and punctuality.
A caring, reliable and professional babysitter with 3 years experience looking after children between the ages of 3 and 10. My calm and friendly manner allow me to build a good rapport with children and parents.
Example professional statements for people working within the construction sector.
Dependable, physically fit, and hard-working Construction Labourer with more than 8 years in the construction industry. Thrives in a fast-paced environment and works to complete projects quickly and efficiently. Safely operates and manoeuvres a diverse range of heavy-duty construction equipment.
A quick learner who is physically strong and able to work on any building, highway and heavy construction site. I have a positive attitude and am confident that I can assist experienced trades people in a high pressurized environment that involves hands on work. I am safety conscious and able to fully concentrate on tasks, I can also understand and communicate information well. I am available for immediate start, and am currently looking for a suitable general labouring position with a well established company.
I am a hard-working and professional qualified reach FLT driver, with three years of experience in this role. I am looking for a full-time job that will continue to improve skills. I am self-motivated but also enjoy working with others in a team.
Hardworking reliable good team player can work on own initiative with understanding of stock, fully forklift trained on counterbalance and reach Certificates and licenses also saw milled trained and paint mixed trained, good understanding of storage and pallet control, Health and safety trained , excellent customer services. I can hit targets when needed also willing to help customers for that extra mile.
Example professional statements for people working within the customer service sector.
A highly motivated and reliable call centre operative with five years’ experience in a variety of customer service departments. Focused on providing a first class customer experience and resolving any queries, complications or issues that may arise. An excellent communicator with a confident telephone manner and a natural affiliation to customer needs. An enthusiastic approach combined with a genuine warmth and dedication to customer satisfaction inspires confidence in the customer and among colleagues.
I am a dedicated professional with extensive experience of working with people and dealing with vendors and customers. I am a highly effective communicator with good problem solving skills. I am self-motivated and open to learning new skills
An organised, results-oriented Customer Service Professional with an excellent track record of significantly increasing service quality, sales and customer base. Outstanding communication, relationship-building and influencing skills; competent in building customer relationships which inspire confidence and loyalty.
I am a committed, friendly and hardworking Customer Service Advisor with a passion for providing excellent customer service at all times. In my current role, I have resolved more than 150 issues, always having the needs of the customers and the reputation of the organisation at heart. I have dealt with customers’ enquiries and complaints face-to-face, over the phone and via email. My excellent customer service and communication skills, combined with my relevant work experience, make me a real asset to any organisation that I work for.
Example professional statements for people working within the distribution sector.
Hardworking Warehouse Worker offering 12 years of experience in warehouse shipping and receiving, including forklift operation, merchandise loading and maintaining on-time deliveries. Possess comprehensive visual memory and excellent sense of direction.
I am a self motivated and enthusiastic delivery driver who enjoys ensuring that I do my deliveries in good time and efficiently and safely. I have been responsible for delivering some delicate parcels and therefore understand the importance of handling and carrying so that my delivery items arrive in the condition that they should do.
I consider myself to be a hardworking and conscientious individual who possesses good communication skills gained in retailing situations. Being able to work independently or within a team, allows me to effectively, Additionally I can adapt to different situations and can accept new ideas and concepts. I also hold a clean full driving licence.
Example professional statements for people working within the education sector.
A kind, friendly, passionate and highly experienced teaching assistant. I am an enthusiastic and motivated assistant, who has a passion for supporting children with all aspects of school life. In previous teaching assistant roles my daily tasks included encouraging students, assisting with learning, and providing support to the class teachers.
I am a loyal, talented and caring teacher who loves making a difference in the lives of young children. I am open-minded, patient and supportive towards other people, especially towards children or those who suffer from disabilities. In my previous role as a primary school teacher, I have taught and nurtured more than 100 pupils from all backgrounds, successfully preparing them for the next stages of their young lives.
I am a Qualified Teacher with many years of work experience. Predominantly, my experience comes from teaching in Primary Schools at a Key Stage 2 and 3 Phase. However, I am trained to teach up to Key Stage 4 Phase in Secondary Schools. The Year Levels I have taught range from Year 1 to Year 8. The subjects I have taught include English, Mathematics, Humanities, ICT and Physical Education.
A calm, caring and patient Deputy Head. I am fun-loving and adaptable to many situations. I am professional, loyal and dedicated. I am hard-working and a team player that likes to get involved. I can adapt myself to any situation because I am determined, focused, passionate and enthusiastic to reach my personal and professional goals.
Example professional statements for people working within the engineering sector.
A highly motivated and hardworking individual, who has recently completed their A-Levels, achieving excellent grades in both Maths and Science. Seeking an apprenticeship in the engineering industry to build upon a keen scientific interest and start a career as a maintenance engineer. Eventual career goal is to become a fully-qualified and experienced maintenance or electrical engineer, with the longer-term aspiration of moving into project management.
I would describe myself as a hardworking, dedicated and ambitious person. I’m able to repair variety of cars and improve different electrical and mechanical devices which surround me every day, not only at work. I’m punctual; always follow schedules and I am able to prioritise tasks to meet deadlines. I am very well organized and fulfil my duties perfectly and always follow the rule “right first time”. I am an excellent team player and work as well under my own initiative. I am also a fast learner and new challenges motivate me as much as the associated opportunities to learn something new.
Efficient and reliable CNC Machinist with over three years of experience who will manufacture fixtures, jigs and miscellaneous tooling in a timely manner and assist engineers with tooling design and manufacturability as needed. This includes repairing of manufacturing tooling and equipment as needed.
Reliable CNC Miller with 20 years working on 3 axis milling machines. Cincinnati arrows with Fanuc 21i control , Haas vf4 and vf2 with Haas control , xvz mini mill with Siemens control also wire edm eroders. I am able to produce programs from scratch, and with the aid of either choicecad or autocad produce more complex programmes
Example professional statements for people working within the finance sector.
Energetic and professional Finance Assistant with 8 years experience in health care finance environments. Works well in teams and independently, with little oversight. Excellent time management, multi-tasking, and communication skills with a strong knowledge of basic accounting practises.
In my role as a Payroll Administrator, I ensure that I am very organized, writing detailed lists of the work that I have to undertake so as not to make any mistakes or leave anything out. I am seeking to continue my career in this area and would like to undertake some more training and continue in the future to be a Payroll Manager.
A highly competent and professional Bookkeeper with a keen eye for detail and the highest degree of accuracy with a commitment to providing excellent customer service. Has proven experience and skills in providing the full suite of preparing, managing, recording and reporting on all financial transactions, receipts, invoices, payments and income.
Bookkeeping and accounting professional adept at quickly learning new accounting procedures and methods. Good knowledge in double-entry bookkeeping, utilizing strong problem solving and organisation skills to support the finance department of your company.
Examples of professional summaries for graduates:
I am a determined and highly enthusiastic graduate who has worked hard to develop the required knowledge and qualifications for my preferred career choice. Throughout my studies I have demonstrated good time management skills and can work to very tight deadlines when needed. I am willing to learn and train in any area that will be of benefit to my career and prospective employer.
I am a committed and hardworking individual who enjoys a challenge. I also consider myself to be Enthusiastic, Systematic, Structured worker who takes a logical approach to challenges. Confident and organised team member as demonstrated by several successful group projects in university. I am Flexible, creative, and always striving for excellence. I will like to meet challenging task and assignments, in my opinion if there is no challenge there is probably no success.
Recent graduate from Manchester University achieving a 1st class honours degree in Mathematics. I am hard-working, creative and I love being part of a team. I looking to pursue a career in Accounting & Finance with the long term goal of becoming a chartered Accountant.
Example professional statements for people working within the hospitality sector.
I am a hardworking Catering Assistant eagerly pursuing the opportunity to add to the team. I am highly skilled in acting as a team member and organising a work space to maximise efficiently
I am an enthusiastic, hard-working and disciplined Catering Assistant with excellent track-record in working in the food industry. I am a friendly individual with a great passion for food; I enjoy socialising with people, and my exceptional customer service skills have earned me the award of “Employee of the Month” twice in a row.
Organized individual with excellent customers service and attention to detail. Able to communicate effectively with range of different people in high pressure situations. I am well present , hard-working who thrives at the chance of learning new skills. Having worked in hotels, bars, cruise ships and restaurants for over eight years, I have gained excellent communication skills I always like to work quickly but neatly so can get work done in professional and efficient manner.
Example professional statements for people working within the HR sector.
Proactive HR Assistant, with almost 1-year admin, office, recruitment, and HR experience. I am friendly and approachable, with excellent time management skills. I am very keen to build on my existing skills, enhancing my knowledge within this sector. I can work under pressure, delivering to tight deadlines. I can build effective, professional long-term relationships with colleagues and have proven ability to work as part of a team or individually, prioritizing my own workload and assisting others if needed.
A Professional Corporate HR Administrator with a wealth of skills and diversified experience in providing an excellent level of support to all levels of senior management. Offering versatile ability to adapt to various corporate and cultural milieus as well as intellectually curious. Approachable, tenacious, bright and personable who remains calm under pressure as well as a level-headed team player.
I am a highly organised, dedicated and diplomatic Human Resources Office, with a proven ability to improve working environments and a commitment to employee welfare. Sensitive to employee concerns, I possess strong interpersonal skills, demonstrating the utmost discretion and integrity when dealing with confidential information. I am also proficient with payroll systems and employment law.
Example professional statements for people working within the IT sector.
I am a hardworking and technically minded person who loves to solve problems and keep up to date with new technology both hardware and software related. I have a good understanding of products and always keep up to date with anything new that comes onto the market that might be beneficial for any of the users I deal with.
Adaptable Data Analyst adept at recording, interpreting and analysing data in a fast-paced environment. Proficient in all aspects of Excel. Experienced with detailed document and report preparation and complex internal and external data analysis responsibilities.
A highly motivated and dedicated business analyst with nine years’ experience in high level business environments. Working across both the private and public sectors has led to a broad knowledge of business development and growth. A meticulous eye for detail in every area of analysis combined with a level head for figures, budgets and statistics.
Proficient and thorough cyber security specialist with years of experience and a deep understanding of information technology. Keen technician and software programmer with extensive experience of online security packages and tools. Knowledge of all aspects of security from DDOS denial of service attacks to malware and viruses. Able to train others to use cyber security software and adept at providing complete reports in accessible terms.
Example professional statements for people working within management positions.
I have a clear, logical mind with a practical approach to problem-solving and a drive to see things through to completion. I have more than 2 years of experience in managing and leading teams across multiple sectors. I am eager to learn, I enjoy overcoming challenges, and I have a genuine interest in Business Management and making organisations successful.
I am an energetic, ambitious person who has developed a mature and responsible approach to any task that I undertake, or situation that I am presented with. As a graduate with three years’ experience in management, I am excellent in working with others to achieve a certain objective on time and with excellence. In my previous role, I improved the performance, operations and productivity of my team by 35%.
Strategic and detail-oriented agile Project Manager with 7+ years of experience. Outstanding organizational, time management, planning, and problem-solving skills.
Example professional statements for people working within the manufacturing sector.
Motivated Assembly Line Worker 6 years related experience in manufacturing/construction environments. Detail-orientated professional focused on quality and safety of work; performs duties accurately and economically following applicable building codes. Solid understanding of concepts of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing.
A self-motivated, conscientious and Production Manager individual with extensive experience in manufacturing. A highly organised and efficient individual, whose thorough and precise approach to projects has yielded excellent results.
As detail-orientated Fabricator, responsible for Inspecting individual parts, assemblies, and installations for conformance to specifications and building codes. Extensive experience using measuring instruments such as callipers, scales, and micrometres.
Example professional statements for people working within the marketing sector.
I am a creative, imaginative and resilient Copywriter with a talent for developing effective written materials including, but not limited to, corporate web content, emails, press releases, newsletter articles, blog posts and social-networking site posts. My 1st Class Hons Degree in Advertising and my extensive experience in this field is a testament to the passion and drive I have to succeed in this competitive industry.
I am a creative and fast-pace Junior Marketing Executive, looking to develop my skills within the digital marketing sector. I have recently completed my studies in cognitive science and digital marketing. I am now looking to apply my academic knowledge into a workplace environment.
In my ten-year career as a journalist and copywriter I’ve written for a diverse range of publications and covered a variety of topics including music, travel, technology, fashion, interior design, branding and finance. I take pride in every aspect of my work and feedback from employers has been that I’m efficient, accurate and I work well with my colleagues.
Example professional statements for people working within the media sector.
I am an articulate, confident person who relishes challenges and working under pressure. My greatest strengths are my research, communication and writing skills. Over the past seven years, more than 200 of my articles and publications have been published by leading newspapers and magazines.
I am a professional, ambitious and highly skilled Camera Operator able to use a wide range of technical equipment, including professional cinematography camcorders. I have extensive experience working on a number of television and theatre projects, demonstrating an ability to follow artistic direction and the physical capability required on a professional production set. I am comfortable filming on-location and outside the studio with some previous work experience in live broadcasting.
Example professional statements for people working within the recruitment sector.
I am a highly organised, results-orientated junior recruitment consultant with four years’ experience working in recruitment and management consultancy environments. I am adept at working under high pressure, where attention to detail, clear communication and organisation are paramount. My capacity to multi-task and take on additional responsibilities has been recognised in both of my roles to date. I am now looking for a challenging new position where my skills and experience can be fully utilised and further enhanced.
Experienced Recruitment Consultant with 20 years’ experience within B2B sales, 360-degree recruitment and management through companies ranging from £600k to more than £1bn turnover. As a skilled negotiator up to Director level, I am familiar with strategic planning, business set up, results driven sales and structured business development. My hands-on management style is considered transparent and firm but fair, promoting traditional values with a modern approach.
Example professional statements for people working within the retail sector.
I am a hard working retail sales assistant with excellent communication skills with a proven background in customer services. I like the buzz of working in retail and especially when it is a busy sale period. I enjoy working to targets and thrive on the challenges that I have working in a retail environment. I have experience in store merchandising and dealing with stock and deliveries as well as sending out orders. I am neat and organized and work in a quick, efficient yet methodical manner. I enjoy working as part of a team environment and ensure that the store I work in meets and exceeds its targets.
I am a mature, positive and hardworking individual, who always strives to achieve the highest standard possible, at any given task. In my previous role as a Sales Representative, I demonstrated the ability to work under intense pressure, sell products and services to customers from all backgrounds, handle customer complaints and solve problematic situations as and when they arose. I was promoted twice for exceeding my sales targets.
I am currently studying XXXX at XXXX college. I have experience in customer service and hospitality. I am friendly, polite and hardworking also work well as part of a team or independently. I looking to pursue a career in retail.
Example professional statements for people working within the sales sector.
Exceptional sales support professional who knows how to handle large workloads and exceed quotas. Great customer service skills to provide clients with best service possible and resolve conflicts when they arise. Leadership skills to take initiative and encourage team members to perform at their best. Cheerful personality to make potential clients feel at ease and offer support when there are uncertainties around the office.
Extensive practise within Telesales engaging customers with first-rate communication skills to guarantee sales, queries and complaints were dealt with effectively and efficiently in a friendly and professional manner, active listener in order to process information accurately. Meticulous and vigilant work ethic, I can work well within a team or alternatively use own initiative.
An energetic, enthusiastic and dynamic college leaver with a strong desire to work in a target-driven team environment. I am a team player, who is goal orientated, highly motivated and has the ability to work effectively under pressure. I will do all I can to maximise sales and attract new customers at every opportunity. As someone who is highly computer literate and well organized, I can easily fit into a quota-carrying position that requires technical skills. I am currently looking for a suitable telesales position that offers a rewarding commission structure, as well as long term career progression opportunities.
A highly motivated and successful Sales Executive with experience selling in B2B & B2C environments. Recently achieved 140%+ of my sales targets within the last quarter.
Example professional statements for people working within the social care sector.
A very hardworking and experienced support worker, patience, understanding ,a good listener, reliable, self motivated and driven to provide the best possible support for client in need of full or part time support, working according to client needs and follow care and medication plan. Have worked in different sectors of care and can work independently or as a team.
I am a very kind natured person who has a firm but patient manner. I am able to communicate with all kinds of different people, from all walks of life and I enjoy the different people that I meet. I enjoy working as a Support Worker and like to work in this challenging environment where every day is different. I deal well with change and think it does most people good to not get stuck in their ways. I am conscientious and organized in my work, I like to follow procedures and processes where ever possible and like to ensure that the people I work with also follow this. I am self motivated and dedicated to my work and want to continue in my career choice for a very long time to come.