A powerful resume starts with a good statement of objective. This is the headline of your advertisement promoting yourself. The headline has to be simple yet state with clarity that you are the perfect choice for the specific job or position.
Clarity of objective requires that you be clear about your own career direction. If you are not clear where you are headed with your career and the specific goals, you may not be the right fit for the position. There are bound to be certain uncertainities in your mind, there may be areas of concern on the path your career is moving. Yet it is better not to reflect those grey areas in your objective statement.
There are several ways you can write your objectives.
Decide on the specific job title you want to apply for. Then think about one or two qualification, abilities and skills that go with the position. Write it out in short and simple manner. The format could go something like this.
Objective: Seeking a middle management position in an organization where Business Development and Franchise network management is high priority.
If you are applying for several positions, you can prepare different objectives which will go well with the positions you are applying for. You may also prepare objective based on the positions’ job description and tailor your objectives for each position being applied for.
Here are a few examples of targeted objectives:
Vice President Marketing in an organization where strong track record of National Business Development in informational technology product is needed.
Seeking an entry level position in the software marketing where a basic qualifications in IT would be needed.
Senior Administrative position in an automobile components manufacturing company with a background of handling HR funtions.
Practice writing objectives in line with your career goals and skills and very soon you will be a master at it. Go ahead and start polishing your resume as you read this article. Creating a perfect resume will take many improvements before it is market ready. The effort is well worth the results it will bring.