There are several documents pertaining to the professional life of people which play a very important role in their professional success and progress. The resume is one of them.
Though the resume is supposed to be just a formality document by many job seekers, it is actually the only place where one can introduce himself/herself to the employer in a complete and consistent manner.
The resume itself can be broken down into fragments, with the first part being the personal/professional details, and the second part being experience details, followed by the academic details and miscellaneous experiences related to the professional life – like an enhanced education program, or a separate degree that has been pursued, etc.
One another important paragraph of the resume is the ‘resume objective statement’ paragraph.
Because of its importance, this paragraph is located on the top area of the resume, as a concluding paragraph. Simply, this is a paragraph that tells the reader about what one wishes to achieve – his short/long term career goals based on his qualifications.
After reading this article, refer to: Sample Resume Objective Statements.
Writing a Resume Objective Statement – Tips
Here are some tips to remember while writing a good resume objective:
An effective resume objective is positive.
A good statement will speak about progress, as well as the progress of the company. Make sure that the resume objective also speaks about enhancement, and ensure that the resources to keep that progress/enhancement are consistent and available.
Basically, inform the reader about your will to work hard, dedication to achieve goals and your willingness to learn something new, so that you bring a positive progress and change in your line of work.
Being practical and logical is a trait that is praised not only in the personal life but also the professional life of a person.
Actually speaking, the objective part of the resume is very important because it is the single paragraph that informs the employer about the ambitions and desires of the individual.
It is also different from the professional and personal details that are written in the resume, because the entire resume is a simple recording of ‘what has achieved’, and the objective part is about what one wishes to achieve later in his career.
When writing the objective statements, make sure that the objective you write in the resume is something practical and can be achieved with the resources that you or any company would have in their lifespan.
Good Resume Objectives should be as per Profession
Make sure that the objective statement is in line with your profession.
For example, if you are in the IT, information technology, profession, your statement should speak about bringing a consistent, positive added-value which is based on your experience and/or already gained skills that few have. In the last part of the statement, express your motivation to improve the company’s reputation or productiveness.
Here is an example of good resume objective statement. This statement can be edited by software/hardware developers for positions in the R&D:
“To work in a positive, professional and resourceful environment where I can discuss, discover and develop new technologies and enhance the existing [XYZ] products, with an eye on productivity and commercial landmarks.“
These are some of the aspects that you should keep in mind while writing an objective for a resume.