Aug 05, 2018 - 12:09 AM
What, then, should you indicate as your objective on your resume? There is no magic formula to writing a winning objective, but the aforementioned introspection is a good place to start. You want to be authentic in a way that will make a potential employer want to keep reading. Reviewing sample resume objectives can help you see what tone is appropriate.
As far as formatting, you should do several things in your object: describe yourself, identify the field you want to work in and indicate why you are a valuable candidate. Craft a brief phrase that includes this information, and this should be your objective. Rather than saying you are "seeking a job" or "looking for a position," be illustrative and specific.
Dec 18, 2018 - 02:42 PM
Instead, you should try something like: "As a senior accountant with experience in both the public and private sectors, I successfully deliver growth to diverse markets across the Asia-Pacific region. Winner of the Thought Leader of the Year Award at the Australian Accounting Awards in 2016, I am perfectly positioned to lead sustainable change at your company."
When writing an objective, include the number of years of work experience you have in the industry; specific qualities that make you a strong candidate for that job; and what kind of education, license or certification you hold. When writing an objective statement, think about whether it’s compelling enough for the hiring manager to want to continue reading your resume and whether it addresses enough of the qualifications being sought so that you’re seen as a great fit for the job.
A final note on resume objectives: The resume objective statement has fallen out of fashion in recent years. In most cases, a job seeker will write a resume summary statement in place of the resume objective statement. To learn more, check out this LiveCareer article on how to write a resume summary.