How To Write Clear Resume Objective StatementsHow To Write Clear Resume Objective Statements Many resumes begin with a statement or sentence fragment outlining the job-seeker’s idealization of the available position. Often times, these statements fail, however, to provide real specificity about either the desired job or the applicant. An objective statement, like the duties entailed of the jobs listed in the resume itself, should be verb- driven. Further, the statement should draw a direct parallel between the applicant’s experience and training and the generalized requirements of

the job applied for. If you chose to use an objective statement, you should edit or rewrite it every time you send out your resume. Objective statements are not a required component of resumes, but have increased in popularity in recent years. Many human resources professionals claim an objective statement can be a double-edged sword. Such statements can keep you from getting an interview if the position has already been filled, but the company still needs someone in a related capacity, and your resume contains some relevant experience. The interviewer might relegate your letter and resume to the bottom of the stack if your statement clearly points to one narrow positions, or lacks any real power. Use your objective statement with discretion. Sample case You wish to apply for a networking job with a large electronics firm, where you will work with network security, and also provide some training. Poor example: Objective: Position in networking where my electrical engineering background can be used for a rewarding experience. Note the verb use is poor and non-specific; the statement provides no indication of knowledge about the position or the company; wording seems to rely on typical workplace desires. Improved example: Objective: Position…

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