Some people advise to keep the objective simple and straight-forward, and others will tell you to make it powerful. Some will even recommend not to include an objective.
Our advice? If you are an entry-level job candidate, then an objective would fit fine. But for professionals with more advanced experience (let's say 5 years or more), I greatly recommend writing a short summary instead. If this is you, move forward to the bottom of the page and click on the next link.
For entry-level workers, continue to read on:
You are probably used to the standard objective statements such as the following:
Those are all okay if you simply don't have enough work experience. However, in order to make your objective more effective, consider putting more emphasis.
Notice how these statements are a little more detailed but still straight-forward. That's how employers can see what your exact goals are rather than assuming you're going for just any job. That brings me to my next priority tip...
Here are some examples of BAD objectives:
Managers will think "What position??" The job is not specific, and although it includes the company's name, the employer will just think you want to work there only for the brand.
First off... "career-oriented" doesn't specify the position. And "reach goals"... what goals?? This is too vague, and it includes the word utilize which, as I explained earlier, is used too many times by other people.
Well, everyone wants to advance in their job. But this is not specific and will make employers feel that you only want a job to get promoted.
For one, this is too long. And two, there are too many general words and phrases. Overall, it's vague and still doesn't explain your immediate goal.
It's okay to have multiple resumes with all different objectives if you're applying to more than one job. Most likely, you will have to.
Leave your specific qualities for the qualifications/skills portion.
Don't use a first-person basis, like I, my, me.
Overall, keep it short, specific, and straight-forward.