Writing Your Resume Objective:
Your resume object is the first thing on your resume, below your
contact information. It is the statement, which can make or break your resume’s
ability to help you acquire a phone or personal interview. Your goal within your
resume objective should be to show an interest in long term employment with a
company, but it must not be too specific. Basically, a resume objective informs the
reader of the position you are seeking as well as one or two major details about
the position you are seeking. For example, engineers are part of nearly any
manufacturing environment, so an objective for an engineer, would identify his
field and job market such as:
“Electrical Controls Engineer position for
bioprocess or pharmaceutical manufacturing.”
Notice how this objective serves 2 purposes: 1.) It identifies
the engineer’s job market. 2.) It utilizes industry keywords, which may be searched
for in a job search engine.
The basic rule for writing your resume objective is to tailor it
according to your needs. If you are posting a general resume to a job board, you
may not want to be too specific. If you are applying for a specific position at a
particular company, then you may want to tailor your resume objective to fit that
position’s job description.
Resume Objective Examples:
Customer Service Resume
Attain full time employment with a company providing service
via phone and online helpdesk support.
Full-time employment as a Math, Algebra, or Geometry teacher
at the high school level.
Obtain a full-time position as an Electrical Controls
Engineer with a pharmaceutical manufacturing company.
Entry Level Resume
Attain full time employment as an Information Technology
Specialist with a company that offers internal opportunities for growth and
Full-time Financial Accounts Payable position, which will
enable me to use my strong accounts tracking skills, prior work experiences, and
ability to work well with multiple departments in a large corporate
Bioprocess Equipment Sales position within a well
established company, with a history of financial stability, offering travel and new
Human Resources Resume
HR Manager position offering staffing and benefits
Quality Control Internship offering experience in real world
statistics and Six-Sigma applications, which may lead to full-time employment after
Information Technology Resume
Information Technology Specialist position where I can implement my expertise in
server and database management.
Law Enforcement Resume
Full time employment in law enforcement for a city or township that will utilize my
eight years of field experience.
Paralegal position within a well established firm, with a
history of financial stability, that will develop into a lasting career.
Manufacturing Department Manager position within the food
processing and manufacturing industry.
Military Resume Objective:
Full time employment with an established security company, that will make use of my
6 years military experience.
To provide premium healthcare as a CNA at a medical family
practice, which will incorporate my patient communication, CNA skill set, and
patient information tracking skills.
Attain full time employment at a pharmaceutical
manufacturing company where I can implement my management skills, quality assurance
knowledge, and GMPA experience.
Sales Manager Resume
Lead a group as a full time sales manager and implement
integrated sales strategies in order to develop and expand existing customer sales,
increase brand awareness, and improve team marketing strategies.
Full time employment as an experienced secretary, providing office coordination,
with the opportunity to learn and improve career skills.
*Note: These resume objectives are intended to serve only as
examples. Your resume objective may need to be customized to suit your