Objective: College graduate looking for a career where I can make a difference.
Objective: I have a bachelors in Business and Management I am looking for a position where I can use my skills to benefit a company.
Objective: I have a passion and an aptitude for Business and Management. As a recent graduate, I am bringing you my academic achievements and education so that I can begin my career as a member of your organization.
Which of these three resume objective examples are more likely to get an employer’s attentions? The simple truth, None of Them!
Most resume formats, examples, templates, and so-called professional resume advice, often recommends putting an objective on a resume. But why? Who made this rule and does the resume objective really convey your true career and employment goals?
Generally, employee’s career goals and job satisfaction requirements are (1) compensation (i.e. money), (2) benefits to include some aspect of medical insurance coverage and paid time off from work, whether vacation and/or sick time. (3) Job fulfillment and acknowledgement from peers, (4) recognition and rewards, and (5) a positive work environment. Are any of these job satisfaction requirements clearly communicated in your resume objective statement? Personally, if you wanted your resume objective to honestly convey your employment goals, a more accurate statement would say something like this.
Objective: To earn the highest income my skills will allow with the least amount of time spent on the job and having ample career growth opportunities. All the while being engaged and actively supporting my employer’s needs within an enjoyable working environment.
Yes, this may put a smile of your face or even make you pause for a moment, but ask yourself, isn’t this really what you would like to say?
Resume writing is more then facts and timelines, your education, professional work experience, qualifications and skills. There is an art to writing a resume that can attract the right employer and the right job opportunity. An objective on a resume has no purpose. The intent of a resume is to sell your qualifications and skills to potential employers. Tell them what you can do for them, not what you want! Think about this for a moment. The act of applying for a job tells an employer you want to be considered for career opportunities. What’s the point of telling them in your resume objective that you are seeking a position or looking for a position. Rather, use your resume to tell employers why you qualify for the position you are applying for. This important distinction can be the difference between getting hired for that job or being passed over. The choice is yours, choose wisely.