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Writing resume objectives is actually optional. I would recommend it though.
Don't send out "blanket" resumes
The first thing an Objective tells your future employer is that you are applying for their specific job, and not sending out blanket resumes. By the way… if you are thinking about sending out blanket resumes, don’t.
Employers want someone who is interested in working at their specific job. They want to see on your resume, and your cover letter that you know about their company.
In my experience with resumes I have seen people who turned in resumes that are intentionally vague so they can apply to a number of different jobs with the same resume. One guy even forgot to change the name of the company on the heading so his resume was addressed to the wrong company! You know what we did with those resumes? We threw them in the trash. We didn’t even give them a second glance.
Be specific about the job you want
The more specific your objective is, the better!
Therefore, the first part of your objective should state the exact position you are applying for:
To obtain a position at St. Mary’s Hospital as a staff recruiter
Teach 4th Grade at Davis Elementary School
Serve customers as a Sales Representative for Abercrombie and Fitch
Why do you want the job?
The second element of writing a resume Objective is to share BRIEFLY some reason you want the job. For example:
To obtain a position at St. Mary’s Hospital as a staff recruiter in order to enhance the hospital and the community by bringing in quality health care professionals.
Teach 4th Grade at Davis Elementary School in order to help guide young people to be their best academically, emotionally, and physically.
Serve customers as a Sales Representative for Abercrombie and Fitch to provide quality help and guidance to customers as well as to challenge myself to be even more friendly and sociable as well as professional.
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