How to Write Sample Resume Objectives
It is important for any job applicant to take a look at sample resume objectives. If you are unaware, the applicant’s objective is one of the most important parts of one’s resume. In fact, the objective is the first thing you are supposed indicate right after you state some basic information about yourself (full name, age, sex, birth date, height, weight, etc.)
A good objective is a short 1-sentence statement identifying what position you hope to gain in a particular company. If you are open to more than one position, you can choose to highlight the skills and competencies you will gain from the positions you wish to apply for instead. A self-explanatory example of the first kind of objective would be “to be a restaurant manager for Kentucky Fried Chicken.”
On the other hand, and example of the second would be “to write informative and critical articles on the latest video games and video game news through my extensive knowledge and experience with the gaming world,” when applying for a video game magazine. You may also opt to combine both strategies, should you wish.
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Where to Find Sample Resume Objectives
Think of your objective as the thesis statement of your entire resume. A well written objective could spell the difference between you prospective employer reading your resume from start to finish, or putting it aside before even reading it. And as the old adage goes, first impressions do last, and for a long time.
What’s more you should make sure that what you write as your objective is really what you want to do in the company. Many applicants get turned down for writing one thing down in their resume and then saying something completely different during their job interview. Honesty and consistency are 2 very important personality traits employers look for in job applicants.
You can find plenty of sample resume objectives all over the internet. All you have to do is type the 3 words in the search box of your favorite search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Now that you know how to write and where to find these samples, you should be ready to write your own resume objectives.