You will find a job a lot quicker if you simplify your career objective and your resume. Simplicity will get you a phone call.
Career objectives are generally considered outdated, but some folks still include them. If you’re going to include a career objective, use it to explain what is unusual about what sort of position you’re looking for.
How a simple plan leads to success in business
Fedex has a very simple business plan. They get packages anywhere the next day. Google is incredibly simple. They help people find stuff on the internet. Microsoft started out with a simple concept. Make personal computers work for people.
Just like business plans, first you have to simplify your career plans. What do you want to do, achieve or become?
Make your career objective a 6 word sentence
I rarely read more than 6 words of the “objective” portion of a resume. I don’t have time to read that you want to work in a team, grow, contribute, and add to the bottom line. Who doesn’t want those things?
Can you write your career objective in 6 words? Would you dare put that on your resume?
Most resume screeners and managers decide whether to read career objectives based on the first few words. Why not put your real objective there? 6 words.
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What do you want in a job that’s different? Put that in as few words as possible in your objective.