If you have ever written a resume before, you will know the important role that an objective plays in its success. The resume objective is not something that you can use at will. It has to be part of the resume to make it more substantial.
How does it do that?
Well, an objective marks the beginning of a resume, opening the document in a profound manner. The fact that resumes are not really interesting reads isn’t lost on anyone. If you use an objective to begin it, you might just end up interesting the hiring manager in what you have to say. It is worth a shot!
Let’s see what resume objectives are made up of. A resume objective is a little bit of two things – what you have that will interest the hiring manager, and how you intend to use what you have to benefit the company. An objective that is missing either of these may not bring as profound results as one would expect. Selfish or vague resume objectives have the opposite effect – as in, they steer the hiring manager away from what is important, concentrating on how absolutely unsure you are of what you want to achieve by sending a resume.
Make sure that your resume objective is clear, concise and relevant. Here are a few examples of objectives for a fundraiser position:
• Highly motivated, energetic Fundraiser looking for a similar position at Charitable Hosts utilizing 6+ years’ hands-on experience in strategizing events and programs to meet the organization’s goals. Exceptionally talented in scouting donors and sponsors through effective presentation of missions and objectives of fundraising activities.
• Dedicated Fundraiser with over 10 years of experience in organizing and helping with traditional fundraising activities, including sponsored and promotional events. Presently seeking a position at Warner Concerns Worldwide.
• Desire a position as a Fundraiser at Real Fundraising Ltd. Offers expertise in supporting the mission’s key revenue drivers by strategically providing event participants with specific tools and resources, aiming at success in fundraising activities.
• To obtain a Fundraiser position with National Multiple Sclerosis Society providing benefit of skills in building and fostering positive relationships with donors and sponsors, in a bid to obtain funding for them for community causes and projects.
• Exceptionally talented Fundraiser with a track record of success maintaining existing and building new sponsor relationships through effective communication, looking for a position at MDA Camps. Eager to apply proficiencies in leading the execution of major fundraising programs including walks, tournaments and social events.