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Also known as summary of qualifications, profile, proven competencies, strengths, or skills, a qualification section may be used on your resume to provide a short summary of your education, work, and other relevant experiences. It helps to clarify your background to the employer and can present you as someone who will add value to the organization. Short accurate statements should be used to introduce who you are and what you are able to contribute. The qualifications section is more detailed than an objective and is often considered to be one of the most important parts of your resume

A qualification section may replace the objective – or –if both are included, it is placed below the objective. It is used most effectively in a combined/hybrid resume.


You may prefer to simply list the strengths which relate to the position or organization to which you are applying: