Resume Tips No.9 – Skip the Objectives

 Objectives have their uses however, they should be used in your resume for particular roles only. 

If you are a graduate student or a first time job seeker, career objectives are very handy in communicating ‘where’ and ‘how’ you want to progress. As an experienced professional, skip the objective.  Instead, use a ‘Career Overview’ or ‘Career Summary’ of even ‘Professional Status’.

If you are an experienced professional who has gained several years experience in your chosen field, you should also be able to offer and pitch several years experience and skills, value and reasons why an employer should hire you.  Ensure your resume presents what you can do for the employer and not what you are seeking.

Focus on how you can solve employer’s  problems, what value proposition you offer, how you can contribute and make a difference.  The age old resume that lists tasks and reads how you want to ‘develop’ is gone….so skip the “Objective” in favour of a Profile that shows what you bring to the table.

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