Does your resume objective look like this?
"Seeking a challenging career with a progressive organization to utilize my skills, abilities and education that will allow for my professional growth within the company."
Imagine you are a HR Director sifting through stacks of resumes from potential candidates for a position you needed to fill yesterday. You too would probably be wincing at overused resume objectives which, although well written, tell a busy recruiter nothing about you, your skills, specific goals or your potential value to the organization.
This type of generic objective typically won't get your resume past the recruiter's 20 to 30 second power scan.
The following guidelines will help job seekers audit and proofread the resume objective for effectiveness. This will ultimately increase employer call back rates.
Minimize the use of personal pronouns such as "I", "me", "my". Many professional resume writers advise job seekers to eliminate these personal pronouns completely from the objective. However, it is acceptable to keep them, if removing them would disrupt the flow of an otherwise good, effective objective.
Once you have created a marketable objective statement, the rest of your resume must provide the supporting evidence needed to meet the stated objective. Keeping in mind that the top 30% of your document is the most important, remember to list the most important evidence first.
As a confident jobseeker, use the resume objective section of your resume to demonstrate your immediate value to the recruiter and be bold about where you want to be and what you have to offer.
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