“Traditionally, a resume objective is a statement indicating the job being pursued by the applicant. Here are three examples of how it may be structured:
- To obtain a sales position with a Fortune 500 company.
- Seeking a position as an administrative assistant, which will provide me the opportunity to use my communication and organizational skills.
- Dedicated teacher looking to fill a position and foster student success at the secondary school level.
However, these types of statements are often viewed as unneeded and unhelpful to job seekers. “The recruiter assumes if you are applying for a job, that’s the job you want,” says Amanda Traugutt, a content development lead and certified career coach with Elevated Resumes, which provides personal branding and resume writing services. Rather than an objective statement, a better use of space may be to include a professional summary that highlights personal skills and past success.”
How to Write an Objective Statement
Whether you call it an objective statement or personal summary, you want to use the top of your resume to grab the attention of the reader. “You always have to think what’s most important and what’s my best selling point,” Augustine says. She recommends thinking of the statement as a modified elevator pitch. Read More
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