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Posted November 21, 2012 by

The Problem Of Having A Vague Career Summary

CollegeRecruiter.comWhen writing a resume objective or career summary, it is your responsibility to clearly and concisely define yourself to an employer.  If you don’t, it will leave a less than favorable impression in his or her mind.

Writing an objective or career summary can be one of the hardest sections to write in a resume. Why? It is often the shortest part of your resume, so it shouldn’t be hard, right? Unfortunately, it can be very difficult for people because you have to briefly summarize why an employer should hire you. When it gets to the point that it is too difficult to write a tailored, specific summary, some people will give up and just write a vague or generalized one. While this is certainly an option for people, there are problems with it. Some of these include:

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The Problem Of Having A Vague Career Summary

Posted October 28, 2011 by

Let Your Resume Show Prospective Employers That You’re Truly Invested

A common problem that employers have with job-seekers’ resumes is that they fail to show how interested the candidate is in working for the specific company. Instead, organizations often receive resumes offering a long, detailed list of everything the candidate has accomplished but no real explanation of how these accomplishments can help the company.

If you want to impress employers with your resume, it’s a good idea to make a couple of adjustments to shift its focus. By proving that you’re truly invested in the organization’s mission through your prior experience, you gain a leg up on your competition. (more…)