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Expert Resume Writing Strategies: Tip #2

Expert Resume Writing Strategies: Tip #2

Resume writing is a whole other form of writing. There are separate rules, standards, grammar and spelling expectations. This is the second tip in a series of 10 resume writing strategies.

Tip Number Two: Objective statements are out. Introductory Statements and Career Summaries are in!

I cannot begin to tell you how many clients come to me with an old objective on their resume. I can honestly only think of one situation where this is ever appropriate and that would be if you’re 16 and applying for your first job and have no experience or skills. Then it would be okay to use an objective. If you’re not 16 and if you have had some form of employment over your lifespan DO NOT USE AN OBJECTIVE.

A career summary and introductory statement would work for you so much better. The main reason I say this is because as a Hiring Manager I’m not interested in what you want. I’m interested in what I need. Are you what I need? How am I going to find that out from an objective? I won’t be able to do that. Now if you have a powerful opening statement that conveys your achievements and what I can expect from you as an employee that is so much more appealing to me. I want you to sell your knowledge, skills, and abilities in that opening paragraph.

Think of it as a movie trailer. We watch those movie previews to decide whether we want to invest the time in watching the actual movie. It has to grab our attention, captivate us, and make us WANT to invest our time in watching it. An opening statement is that same way. It needs to grad the employer’s attention, captivate them, and make them want to invest their time reading the rest of your resume.

If you need help creating a powerful opening statement, don’t know what to say or how to say it. It may be time to consider hiring a professional resume writer. Check out our blog at http://www.greatresumesfast.wordpress.com for tips on how to choose a professional resume writer and stay tuned for more resume writing tips.

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Jessica Holbrook is a former Hiring Manager and a professional resume writer with Great Resumes Fast. She creates powerful, customized, and targeted resumes that are guaranteed to get her clients interviews. For a free resume analysis visit http://www.greatresumesfast.com or for a free phone consultation call 1.877.875.7706

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