December 7, 2007, Newsletter Issue #124: Resume Objectives

Tip of the Week

Including a job objective on your resume is optional. Here are two important reasons to include an objective: to state your career goals or to show that there is a match between your skills and employment goals and the position you are applying for.

As with the rest of the resume, your objective should be tailored to the employer. A good objective example is: Seeking a widget sales position with a top 10 widget manufacturer in which I can utilize my eight years of experience in widget and widget accessory sales.

This shows both knowledge of the company, and showcases your experience - briefly. The rest of the resume should revolve around this theme.

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