We are frequently asked by candidates looking to get on-board early at start-ups about tips for getting noticed and taken seriously by founders. To help remove some of the mystery, we have put together the following ‘Covering Bases’ article explaining overlooked aspects of a resume.
A surprising 40% of human resource managers will spend only one minute reviewing a resume. You don’t have much time to make a good impression so you need to make every word count.
Resume building doesn’t have to be difficult and you can create a professional resume objective that works without much effort at all. We did some research for you and created 5 resume objective examples that you can use to get spotted and be considered for your dream job. Keep reading to find out how to word your objectives.
WHAT IS A RESUME OBJECTIVE?
The resume objective, also called career objective, is included in common resume formats and resume templates. Under this heading, the applicant states briefly what they hope to accomplish by submitting the resume.
RESUME OBJECTIVE EXAMPLES
The important thing is to state clearly and plainly the objective of submitting your resume. Of course, you are hoping to get hired for a job, but here is where you state which job and that the position you are applying for matches your career objective.
1. SIMPLE AND TO THE POINT
To secure employment as a (position applying for) with a (type of company).
Sometimes simple is best. A one-line to-the-point resume objective like the above example is all that is needed to get across the reason you are applying – to ‘secure employment.’
2. MOVING TO THE AREA
I will be moving to (area) and am interested in securing a position in (position applying) before I arrive. I am seeking employment to start on (date of move) with a (type of company).
Using this resume objective clearly states the reason for your job change – moving to a new area. It also gives the employer the date in which they will be able to begin the assignment if hired.
3. CHANGING CAREERS
With many years of experience in (field of work), I believe a have developed the skills needed to be a professional (position applying for). I am highly motivated and a quick-learner seeking an entry-level position with (the type of company).
In this resume objective example, the applicant outlines the reason for an apparent shift in our career goals. We then added why a lack of experience in the position won’t be a problem.
4. CAREER ADVANCEMENT
After (# of years) in the (industry) industry I am looking to advance my career to the next step. Because of my (skills), I am confident I am ready to take on the challenge of (position applying for) and am enthusiastically seeking employment with (the type of company).
Resume samples that we studied that were for advanced positions that the applicant has not held in the past are much more attractive when the objective includes why hiring the applicant for the higher-level position is warranted.
5. COMPANY FOCUSED
I am a professional (position applying for) seeking to secure a position with (Company name) because (reason want to work with that company).
This type of company focused objective gives the employer the feeling that you are not just applying for any and all jobs for that position and have given some serious thought to working for their company. Including some company facts as “reason want to work with the company” shows the recruiter that you have taken the time to do some homework and are aware of the value the employer has to offer its employees.
GOOD LUCK ON YOUR JOB SEARCH
Feel free to use the above resume objective examples in your own resume. We hope this little guide helps you land that big interview. Keep reading more articles for other career-advancing advice.