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When writing your resume, one of the first things you have to consider is your career
objective. I've been there before and I know how challenging it can be to come up
with something note-worthy. In this case, it doesn't hurt to look for outstanding career
objective examples for resumes you can base on.

You might wonder why your resume needs to have a benefit- laden objective. How
does a sentence or two affect the long list of achievements in your resume?

Well, for starters, the career objective is usually the first line your potential employers
will see once they scan your resume. From that one line, they would most likely
recognize which candidates have creativity and spunk; and which candidates are
simply just like the rest.

Unless you want your resume to be stuck with the rest of the commoners stash, you'd
better take these career objective examples for resumes a little more seriously.

Example # 1: To use my graphic design skills in creating attention-grabbing
graphics that sell.

Most career objective examples for resumes start out with "to" rather than "I." In a
way, this makes your career objective less about yourself, and more about the job and
company you're applying for.

Remember, your potential employer is always asking "What's in it for me?" So you
better come up with benefits that speak directly to their mind and emotion.

If you're a fresh graduate, using "to" to begin your sentence is a safe choice.

Example # 2: Feature editor offering four years of experience in magazine story
line-ups and special reports.

This second example is mostly used by those have been there and done that. They
now have the experience and the gall to state their position and what they specialize
in.

If you're a reputable person or authority while attending college, and would like to use
this particular objective form, you need only to replace "Feature editor" with
something like "Former Writers Club President" or "Cum Laude Graduate." Then
show them how they could benefit from your academic know- how and experience.

Example # 3: Seeking an entry-level position in pharmaceutical management to
utilize my communication skills and Degree in Pharmacy.

This last example shows how important it is to be specific about what you want and
what you can offer.
However, you can't be overly specific, for it might only give your potential employers
the impression that your skills are limited to a particular set or limited to operating
specific programs only.

Knowing which of the various career objective examples for resumes to base your
own ideas on, helps you stand out from the rest of the applicants. It gives others the
impression that you know exactly what job you want and how your skills come into
the picture.