Writing a career_objective

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Writing a career_objective

  1. 1. How to Write aCareer Objective StatementInformation from eHowhttp://www.ehow.com/how_4797374_write-career-objective-statement.html
  2. 2. Determine What Type of Career PathYou Envision for Yourself• Summarize this in three parts; namely, the type of position you seek, the skills and accomplishments that give you an edge and how selecting you would benefit the employer.• Write down the answers to these three questions. This is the draft of your career objective statement.
  3. 3. Crystallize the elements of your careerobjective by using one or two relevantadjectives to describe yourself.• The job listing or position description may provide crucial hints.• Do they seek a self-motivated team player? Or a multitasker who can work under pressure?• Pay attention to what the employer sees as important qualities and tailor your career objective to reflect your strengths accordingly.
  4. 4. If your career objective statement is notemployer specific, then research whatemployers in the industry look forin candidates.• Scan job listings in the industry or job type you are interested in to narrow down the specific skills and traits that would put applicants at an advantage.• This will help you start out your career objective statement. Examples of key phrases include "a self-motivated team player" or "an out-of-the- box sales professional."
  5. 5. Choose the type of job or specific position you are interested in.• Find the balance between focusing on a specific position and expanding the scope of your career objective to a more general job category.• If you do know the specific position you are applying for, then tailor your career objective and resume title to match that role. This indicates to the employer that you have done your research.
  6. 6. Describe how you and your skills wouldbenefit the organization.• Present your skills and experience in a manner that reflects not only what you are capable of but also the ways in which they would prove advantageous to the employer.• Translate skills into benefits.• If you are capable of multitasking, that translates to "handling multiple projects with a proven track record of delivering results in a deadline-driven environment.
  7. 7. Create your career objective statementwith the three essential components• A career objective must flow well, must be structured well and must not consist of long, winding sentences.• Break it down into two or more sentences if necessary, but ensure that the career objective is clear and focused.• Remember that the career objective statement is probably the section that will determine whether the rest of your resume even gets read.
  8. 8. Tips & Warnings• Avoid mentioning your long-term ambitions or career goals of climbing up the ladder or being promoted to ABC position at the organization, even if that is your eventual goal.• Ensure that your career objective is impeccably written with every word spelled right and no grammatical errors or typos.• Do not create a career objective statement that you do not believe in or cannot live up to. The statement should reflect your actual abilities and career goals.
  9. 9. With all this information in mind, write your careerobjective in such a way thatit leads you to the next step, landing an interview. Good Luck!!

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