Objective Statements: When To Use an Objective Statement | Job SearchTV com

I’ve never been a fan of objective statements on a resume that I saw a blog post on the simplyhired.com blog they made a valid case for them in limited circumstances.

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I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter and I coach people and organizations, helping
with job search hiring being more effective in the workplace managing and
leading. I worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years and, working with the people that I
did objective statements on a resume didn't work they didn't work because
most people use them as the same objective on every resume. And, often, that
disqualifies them. But I happened to catch an article on the SimplyHired.com blog
written by Cailin, I hope I'm not mispronouncing the last name incorrectly,
Champlin called how to write a good statement . . . objective statement on
a resume and she lists three situations where an objective statement makes sense
the first one is if you're a recent graduate who's entering the workforce
for the first time secondly if you're considering relocating because there are
circumstances where you're out of town address may confuse the hiring manager so
you want to be clear that you want to move to their area and the third is
Where your're changing industries to help explain why you're making the change. And
she points out that they need to be concise and they need to be tailored for
each individual job that you're applying to so you can't use a cookie cutter
approach to answering the question and then she goes on further for an example
of an objective statement for someone who's a recent grad who's looking for a
cashier's job at a local retail store. "I'm a highly driven team player and aspiring
store manager with proven analytical skills seeking to grow my knowledge of
the retail industry by using my communications skills has a retail
associate for your department store. I think that's overkill I think there
are ways that you can simplify that and speak like a normal human being instead
of like a resume I'm a believer that if you're going to write something you need
to communicate with people in a way that they're used
to being spoken to and that they'll understand quickly but fundamentally you
know, you want to make it a good read. You want to include, degrees certifications and
licenses within the objective statement so that, in this way, people get some of
your strengths. I'm Jeff Alton hope you found this
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JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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