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Don't be fooled by people who tell you that resume objective statements are optional,
or that you shouldn't have one at all. Their reasoning is usually that they fence you in
and limit your job-seeking focus.

I'm here to tell you that you need an objective statement on your resume. Why?

* An objective statement tells me why I should keep reading the rest of your resume.

An objective statement is advertising, basically. It's the teaser that will draw me in to
reading the rest of your resume. The cover letter won't do it. Recruiters don't generally
have the time to read a cover letter-we go straight to the resume. So, make sure the
first few lines of your resume make me want to read more. Research online about how
to craft a compelling objective statement. At its core, a good one will match your
capabilities to fulfilling the needs of the organization. What are a few of your key
qualities that will make you a good fit for this job? Be careful that you don't make this
too generic (read: boring).

* An objective statement makes it easier for me to figure out who you are and what
you want.

Don't be vague. Think of your resume objective as a personal branding statement, an
elevator pitch, or small summation of what you bring to the table. It not only says
what you want, but it also indicates what problems you can solve and how you can
bring value to the organization. It's tailored to the job you're applying for, and shows
me right off the bat what you can do for the company.

Don't worry: a well-crafted, tailored objective statement won't stop you from being
considered for other jobs. For instance, as a medical sales recruiter, I'm always
looking for the best candidate to submit to my clients for consideration for jobs in
laboratory sales, medical device sales, health care IT, and more. If your objective
statement has led me to read the rest of your resume to see what you can do (and what
you have done), I'm going to think about you for any job you might be a good fit for
because that's what's in the best interests of me and my client companies.

								
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