When to Include an Objective Statement on a Resume

Posted by on Jul 19, 2014 in Employment News, Featured | Comments Off on When to Include an Objective Statement on a Resume

When it comes to resume building, many have suggested that you leave out the objective statement due to the fact that employers are getting tired of reading what’s basically the same objective on every resume. However, many still think that a strong objective statement can really catch the eye. So what are you supposed to do? The following are a few cases in which you should or shouldn’t include an objective statement:

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  • College Graduate - If you’ve just graduated and don’t have as much work experience as most of your peers, then an objective statement can help to define your strengths by communicating your qualifications right away.
  • Career Changer – If you’re switching careers, then an objective statement can help you to tailor your specific skill set to a certain position, since you may have plenty of work history but not enough experience for the actual job you’re applying for.
  • Promotion – If you are working your way up in the same field, then the objective statement takes up valuable space on your resume, which can be used for experience and accomplishments instead. Omit the objective statement in this case.

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