When you pick up a resume, what is the first thing that you see? The headline! Similarly, when a hiring manager picks up a resume, he wants to see a headline that is significant. An objective acts as the headline for a resume. Put in an objective and you can be sure that you will be rewarded with an interview, even if the hiring manager foregoes reading the rest of the resume.
However, not all objectives can make good headlines. The beginning of any piece of writing must be dramatic for it to obtain notice. There is very little that shocks or surprises the world considering all that is happening globally, so a “breaking” objective may be difficult to come up with. But it is not impossible. What you have to do is bring forth all your competencies and skills, and place them effectively in 3 or 4 lines.
Easy enough? Not really! You have to be very articulate in how you present information. There is a very thin line between writing a good objective and a passable one. Passable ones don’t bring results. Good ones do. How do you make sure that your resume objective is “good”? You make sure that it has all the information that a prospective employer will need to process you as a viable candidate. Here are a few examples:
• Seeking a position as an Application Support Analyst at Intertek providing benefit of expertise in developing and enhancing information technology systems, with special focus on integrity of data.
• Desire a position as an Application Support Analyst with Junction Communications. Offering expertise in providing technical support and advice to project managers, and helping them with bringing their projects to fruition.
• Progressive, competent and ambitious individual, presently looking for Application Support Analyst at Granite Telecommunications. Bringing excellent skills in delivering quality customer support of business technology systems.
• Top-performing Application Support Analyst with over 10 years of related experience, anticipating a position at Aetna where talents in supporting standard and accepted processes and procedures governing the company’s systems will be fully utilized.
• Highly accomplished, well-organized and meticulous Application Support Analyst, looking for a position at MV Transportation Inc. Offers 5+ years’ hands-on experience in providing technical support to business users by identifying problems, researching solutions and implementing resolutions.
• Application Support Analyst with exceptional skills in making modifications to system parameters, developing product-specific enhancements, and reconfiguring systems, seeking a position at Wallnet Communications.