Writing a Resume Is Both Simple and Difficult – Part 2

In this segment of “writing a resume is both simple and difficult;” I want to talk about another “stumbling” point – the resume objective. If you’ve read any of my previous articles, then you will remember that I do not believe resume objectives are necessary; to the contrary, an objective statement can hurt you.

You don’t need it and I do not believe it is particularly effective. But no guru I am (to sort of paraphrase Yoda)!

But because many gurus’ continue to recommend objectives and writing services routinely begin the resume with an objective statement, most people can be forgiven for thinking it’s a standard requirement. In fact, there are whole websites (and popular at that) dedicated to writing objectives.

That said, I think most objective statements, written as they are, are fillers. That’s all they do; they fill the top of the resume.

Because both the reader and you know what the your objective is – to get hired. So, why waste valuable space on something so redundant?

But if you are going to insist on using a resume objective, let me make a couple of suggestions.

Here’s a typical resume objective:

“An administrative assistant position requiring strong organization and planning skills to provide exceptional support to a vice president in the financial industry.”

So, what does this objective tell the reddit essay writing service hiring manager and how does it add value to the resume? For me – it’s nothing to both questions.

If I’m looking for an administrative assistant, then this objective statement is pointless. If I’m not, then this resume is pointless.

Here’s another, more in depth resume objective, as recommended by an expert:

“I intend to use my professional expertise in this field along with my knowledge, towards expanding the customer base of the organization, apart from ensuring optimum customer satisfaction for the existing customers. I seek to offer my salesmanship skills, along with my extensive experience in the field, towards the performance of my duties and consequently towards the growth of the Organization.”

On surface, this is probably better than the first. It’s better because the objective statement was written to mirror the job duties as listed in the job posting. But again, how does it add value to the resume. If you want to tailor your resume to the job posting, then tailor your resume to the job posting. And if you do that, then once again the objective statement becomes a filler and nothing more – however well written it might be.


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