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Defining Your Objectives



Be very clear when defining objectives, that is, the name of the job or job title you’re qualified for. Try to be specific, and avoid general terms such as: I am seeking a Management position. That is OK, but what kind of Management position are you seeking? Marketers signal in on one product at a time and so will you!

You’ll hit the bull’s eye when you start defining objectives through a precise career direction, put that down on paper. When your prospective employer will read it, they should have no doubt that you’re seeking the exact job that they need filled.

After starting your resume with your contact information, your next section will clearly start with your job objectives. Once your prospective employer can see that what you bring to the table is exactly what they want, they will continue to scan for more.

Employers separate the wheat from the chaff quite quickly. They will be looking for objectives that will meet with their own expectations. They know there are many prospects out there that really do not know what they want.

Employers are not looking for these types of people. So your objective must convey that you will make the kind of contributions to the company that they need and want.

Bear in mind, also, that an employer is looking for a candidate who will meet their own needs, and not just for one who is looking to meet his or her own goals and agenda.

Your goal can be to offer this company your unique skills and experience, but, the key is in putting that forward in a way that proves you are there to service them and not the other way around.

Your resume must grab them within the first few seconds, so, your objectives must be dynamite! Clearly state the job title you’re going for and then add a few key phrases to show you’ll meet their exact needs...more on this later.

 

Keep reading for the next step on how to write a winning resume and cover letter: Resume Summaries 1