How To Write a Unique Resume Objective

Your resume is often the first impression a recruiter or other hiring professional has of you. Creating something that stands out from the crowd is very important in order to catch the eye of the reader. One of the top pieces of information on a resume is the objective. Short and concise, it is typically one of the first things read. Therefore, writing a unique resume objective is a great way to snag your reader and get him to read further.

There is so much competition out there these days for the jobs that are available. With so many people writing resumes, it may seem almost impossible to come up with something unique. However, it can be done.

Step 1

One suggestion is to tailor your resume to the job you are applying. Pretty much everyone who is applying will mention the title of the job in their objective. In order to stand out, you may want to mention the tasks in the job or the end result of the job rather than the title.

Step 2

Another way to create a unique resume objective is through flattery, but you must be genuine. Find out a little about the career path of the company owner or president. Incorporate his achievements into your objectives in order to show that you have done your research and that you admire the person in question. Such a unique objective will definitely stand out, especially in a small business.

Step 3

Be careful how you use the resume objective. The quickest way to the reject stack is to have a resume objective that has no connection to the job you’re applying for, or worse the company itself. Don’t mention salary in your resume objective. Avoid being too vague and focusing too much on yourself. Even though the objective is yours, you want to write something that shows how your skills and abilities can benefit the position you are applying for. This will make for a unique resume objective.

Because the person who is reading resumes often reads the resume objective first, the first impression you make relies on those critical first few words or sentences. Take the opportunity to wow him or her with a truly unique resume objective that shows how you can meet their needs and make him look good because of how perfectly he filled the position.

There are certain times when a resume objective is unnecessary such as when you are visiting a job fair. If you are looking for any job and will take anything offered to pay your bills, you should not use a resume objective as it may be the cause of your resume going into a specific stack for certain types of work. If you are applying for work at a company where you are capable of working in a multitude of positions or if you cannot  specify the type of job you are looking for, you should also omit the resume objective.

Put on your thinking cap, research the company you are applying to and get started designing the perfectly crafted line to use as your resume objective for that job you truly want.

Jason Kay recommends that you learn more job search strategies at You can download professional sample resume objective statements to help you write your own.

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