Resume objective statement

A resume is composed of your experiences, skills and characteristics.  There is no doubt that you are accomplished, but with all of the other applicants how can you make yourself stand out?  Adding an objective to your resume is one way to put you at the top of the list.

A resume objective is a one to two sentence statement that is placed under your heading. It summarizes your career goals, what you expect from a job and what you can offer your potential employer. This statement should be clear and to the point.

Before writing your objective statement, you need to answer a few questions about yourself.

  • What are your career goals?
  • What position are you seeking?
  • What type of organization would you like to work for?
  • What are you qualifications for the position your are applying for?

Once you have answered these, you can write your objective, making it focused and concise.  The key to writing an excellent objective is being specific. If your objective is to vague, it defeats the purpose and relevance of writing an objective.

Here are some examples of objective statements from

  • “Obtain a position at ABC institute where I can maximize my training experience, program development skills and my teaching abilities.
  • “Seeking a project management position with leadership responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing and managing budgets.”
  • “To obtain a position as a software program designer in a challenging environment that utilizes team-work effort for researching, learning and developing new high-tech products. “

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