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Posted November 06, 2014 by

Developing a good resume objective in two simple steps

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First, writing your resume objective is less about stating your resume objective and more about showing your employer, what you can give if you are hired, just like the rest of your resume. Forget about the overused and meaningless “seeking for a challenging career opportunity within a futuristic company” or the more self-involved “looking for a creative and fun position within a company that will allow me to exercise my creativity”. Who wouldn’t want that? (more…)

Posted April 17, 2012 by

3 Reasons To Ditch That Resume Objective (and what to replace it with)

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

Jessica Holbrook Hernandez of Great Resumes Fast

I remember when I used to think having “to obtain a position that utilizes my education and previous work experience while providing opportunities for growth and advancement …” on my resume was cool.  Not just cool but what I was supposed to put on my resume.  That was ten years ago … at least … so if you’re still using this outdated statement or something similar, let me provide you with three good reasons to stop now. (more…)

Posted January 12, 2012 by

Career Planning for a fresh graduate

A good career is the outcome of a good start, and efforts put in at the beginning of the career. A fresher needs to mold his/her career in a way that would lead to his/her picture of a dream career. Usually, when we begin, we tend to mold ourselves as per the job or industry we work in. If this job or industry is our area of interest, then we have brighter chances of succeeding in our career. Thus, career planning right from our high school days is essential. Even after getting a job, career planning is important. Today we would thus, discuss some tips on career planning and the effect of the same on your career. (more…)

Posted December 02, 2008 by

Writing Your Resume Objective

You’ve probably heard a million times that employers only spend 30 seconds looking at your resume. Help get their attention by writing a targeted objective.
Know as a career objective or professional objective, this section of your resume comes right after your personal contact information. It’s one of the first things an employer sees. So, if you write an objective that shows a clear link between the job and your skills, you’ll help employers see you as a viable candidate.
Your career objective should state your desired position and the employers’ needs. It should include job- and skill-related “action verbs”. It should also include the kind of employer you seek and the skills you want to apply.
Don’t say what you want to gain from the employer or the position. You want to keep the employer focused on what you can do for them.
Below, you can read some sample objectives:

  • Research responsibility in the software architecture area of a growing financial services software company.
  • Entry-level management information systems position requiring skill in systems analysis, design and research.
  • Marketing assistant in the product marketing area of a large consumer goods company seeking a team player with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

Make sure your objective matches what you say in your resume. Try to customize your resume for every job.
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