Q: Should I put an objective on my resume ?
A: Depending on who you speak with, you will get a different answer. To me, an objective OF a resume is more important than the objective ON the resume.
Are you looking for a job in your current field? Focus on your accomplishments within that field and make subsidiary any other work you have done.
Are you looking for a job outside your current field? Focus on your SKA’s (skills, knowledge and abilities) that transcend a particular field of study
Are you a student seeking your first job? Focus on leadership roles and the coursework you have taken at school.
I find the objective ON the resume to be somewhat intrusive and not well thought out by most. If you lay out your resume properly, it indicates to the reader what your goal is, based on the three questions above, or others you may be trying to get across.
If you are going to use the objective ON the resume, be sure to be succinct and clear of what your objective is.
– Seeking a front desk management position at a resort larger than the one I currently work at.
– Seeking a management position in Dallas, TX so I may accompany my spouse who is being relocated (this will help identify you as a soon to be local who may be living elsewhere).
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