Monday, May 21, 2007

Resume Hint: Focus

When you're looking at your resume, does the objective fit with the kind of position you're looking for? This Detroit News article makes a good point about the importance of making sure your objectives and skills are in-sync.

An objective is a statement of what you want to do for an employer. It needs to be supported by information in your resume that shows you can indeed perform what you promise in your objective. Without this backup, it is meaningless.

A resume should consider your abilities, skills, education and interests as they pertain to the position you are applying for. In other words you are saying "this is what I want to do and the information that follows is why I can perform the job duties."

Review your past. Write down what jobs you have held, what you liked, what you have accomplished and what type of education you have had. Ask yourself what really motivates you.

A good, quick read.

Resumes should focus on objective [Detroit News]

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