By far the most debatable thing in resume writing is whether to use a resume objective or a summary of qualifications, or leave the whole thing altogether. Let us put you at ease – you must never leave the whole thing out altogether. Use a resume objective if you are just stepping into the job world or changing career directions, and use a summary when you have had some experience in the said field. Problem solved?
Not quite. You still need to figure out how to write them. Let’s suppose that you are writing a resume objective. What is the first thing that you should look out for? Relevance and language. Each resume that you construct will have a different resume objective as your job application goals will change with every application. Secondly, it is imperative that you bring in as much of the employer’s language as possible, to make your resume stand out because of its objective solely.
Both these things are only possible with deep research. The research part is important because you want to show the prospective employer (through the opening of your resume) that you are as talented as he wants you to be – better still, more talented than he requires. Where resume objective sentence construction is concerned, this is how you should roll:
• Technically savvy IT Support Specialist looking for a position at Steritech. Offering exceptional skills in contributing to the continuous improvement of IT support functions by identifying opportunities for improving efficiencies and effectiveness.
• Highly accomplished IT Support Specialist eager to acquire a position at Field Solutions. Exceptionally well-versed in supporting the acquisition of hardware and software, along with effectively responding to and resolving support requests via different channels.
• IT Support Specialist looking for an opportunity to provide benefit of expertise in providing technical support and troubleshooting surprise to end users at MyEyeDr.
• Technical minded and experienced IT Support Specialist seeking work options at SS&C Technologies. Bringing deep insight into installing and configuring hardware and operating systems, with special focus on minimizing system downtime.
• Seeking a position as an IT Support Specialist at QVC employing exceptional ability to design, create, test and implement site specific applications by using independent judgement and discretion.
• Desire an IT Support Specialist position with Core Technologies. Eager to provide strategic and technical leadership to technical teams. Highly skilled in troubleshooting and resolving complex information technology problems by performing technical root cause analysis and providing viable solutions.