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Old 03-02-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Greenville
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Info online seems to be mixed regarding including objectives on resumes. I've included one on all the resumes I've sent up until now because I was trying to get a job in my field. I've pretty much given up on that for right now and am looking at basically entry level office positions...should I include one? My difficulty comes from the fact that for the past year I've been working in a warehouse but prior to that I was a graphic designer (20yrs) employed by a newspaper in Maryland.

How would I even word that? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-02-2010, 08:58 AM
 
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What qualifies you to work in an office? It's incredibly hard now to find a job in an office, even for experienced people (I am one of them). Even grabbing up 15 hours a week is daunting!

That being said, you have to think about how you can transfer your skills to a new career.

I suggest you google some resume advice and see what they recommend. I am not a big fan of 'Objectives.'

Some of my resumes have them, some don't.

Good luck!
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I don't put objectives on resumes because it could be a filter. Also, most objectives sound like pure schmooze. Keywords and specific experience are a lot more attractive.
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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I don't put objectives on resumes because it could be a filter. Also, most objectives sound like pure schmooze. Keywords and specific experience are a lot more attractive.
I agree. I don't use them either. I really hate that some online job sites require it.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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Either eliminate it or write an 'executive summary' instead:

'Successful professional with proven leadership skills; twenty years' experience successfully coordinating graphic design projects for print newspaper publications; establishing and monitoring goals; coordinating cross-functional project teams......."

You can alter this section of your resume to suit the job you are applying to, and largely leave the rest of your resume the same.
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Old 03-02-2010, 06:06 PM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Agree with Professional Summary and Career Highlights on top of that. Objective is too limiting, and verbage sounds so brown-nosey, IMO.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Greenville
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Thanks for your feeback! Personally I'm not too fond of the objective either...seems as though it's stating the obvious!
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Old 03-03-2010, 05:31 PM
 
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My dh attended a job seekers group in our church. They suggested to keep the objective simple and specific---for example, if applying for a job as an accountant, say so, just say "oil and gas accountant" or whatever, no need to go on about with increasing responsibilities, yadda, yadda, like others have said, oftentimes its a filter.
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Old 03-04-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Forget objective, it's a waste of space! Use Executive Summary instead, and use bullets instead of parapraghs. Something like this:
  • Senior Graphic Designer with 20 years of experience in paper and online media
  • Hands-on experience with the following software: xxx, yyy, zzz (you get the point)

I would include a link to your work sample if you have it, any creative related jobs usually would require your work sample as part of their screening process.

Good luck!
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:18 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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Objectives should only be used by

high school students or college student trying to get a internship.
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