Not so long ago, career objectives used to be a compulsory section of every resume. In present day this section is widely being replaced by a professional profile/summary. Whether you call it a summary or an objective, the purpose of this section is to introduce your candidacy. Usually placed on top of the resume, objective is the first thing the reader reads about the candidate.
Here is a brief comparison that will help you differentiate between a well written and a poorly written resume objective:
|Well written objective:||Poorly written objective:|
|➜ Is employer focused||➜ Is candidate focused|
|➜ Communicates what you offer||➜ Communicates what you are looking for|
You can take your resume objective to the next level by incorporating it into your performance summary. Objective summary hybrids are more effective since they help in up selling one’s candidacy by allowing showcasing of the candidate’s distinguishing features.
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Sample Objectives for Guidance Counselor Resume
Let’s begin with a classic and conventional one liner objective statement:
• To contribute superior skills in behavioral and vocational youth guidance and counseling for the benefit of ABC Company.
If you feel confident enough to go for a relatively massive objective, you can opt for something like this:
• A challenging guidance counselor position where prior experience and expertise in career counseling, behavioral guidance, academic coaching and aptitude testing could be utilized effectively.
It is a common trend to enrich the format of your objective statement. You can add headings or bullet points to the statement as you mention the strengths. For example:
• Seeking a guidance counselor position with ABC Company that will enable practicing innovative guidance and counseling strategies. Particularly skilled in rapport building, parent-teacher liaison and student portfolio maintenance.
• Successful guidance counselor with 6+ years of hands on experience in the field seeking an opportunity to contribute to the ABC Company. Offering the following strengths:
✔ Career life planning program development
✔ Aptitude assessment
✔ School- to-work implementation
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