The ever growing uncertainty in today’s competitive job market sometimes makes us wonder if we are seeking the right career path or the right niche. It also sometimes makes us think about moving on to a different job or a different market. Jot down your career plan on a piece of paper so that you can visualize your career path and make the right choice.
Remember that the first most important step in seeking your dream job involves crafting an excellent resume and an attention-grabbing career objective. Basically, a career objective is a short and to the point statement that sums up all your skills and the types of job for which you are perfectly suited. A career objective or statement will not only assist you in focusing on effective job search but it will also captivate the attention of the employer or the manager. A perfectly written career objective will definitely tempt the hiring manager to read the entire resume. It will also compel them to consider your resume for an interview instead of adding it to the stack of rejected resumes.
Determine Your Objective or Goals
It is highly important that you first determine your career goals or objectives before writing a career objective statement. Certainly, you can’t sell your skills in the resume to the prospective employer if you are not aware of your own goals or objectives. You can’t sell yourself if you don’t know what you desire or what you can offer. Take into account your qualification and experience level to determine what field would suit you best. What position you deserve? What services you can offer to the employer?
Keep the Statement Concise
Keep in mind that a typical career objective should not be longer than three to four sentences. You can even make it as concise as only three to four words. Pick out the objectives that best describe your professional self such as creative, team player, etc.
Keep the Statement to the Point
Be specific while crafting a captivating career objective. Customize your career objective according to the specific job you are applying for. Also keep in mind that each career objective and resume should be customized differently, according to the specified position.
Introduce Yourself Effectively
Note that a career objective can be considered as a short and sappy version of your cover letter though such letters sometimes get separated from the submitted resumes. In any case, use the career objective statement to inform your prospective employer about your qualification, experience and the services you are willing to offer.
Satisfy the Employer
If you are confident in yourself that you are the right candidate for the position, tell the prospective employer that you are best suited for the position he/she’s offering. Do not write anything about what will satisfy you but keep your focus on what will please the employer.
In the end, double check your career objective and your completed resume to ensure that it doesn’t contain any mistakes. If it is submitted with those mistakes the employer will consider the candidate as a careless individual.