Model Your Resume After These Great Resume Objective Examples

Use these resume objective examples and resume objective samples to learn how to do your resume the right way.

To write a great resume objective, you need to pay attention to 3 things:

  • Make it employer-focused, not you-focused.
  • Focus on results!
  • K.I.S.S. – Keep it Short and Simple

Click here to see resume objective samples that show how you should NOT do it.

Here's a couple more hints. Substitute the words "develop", "apply", or "employ" for the word "use". They have more punch. Make your objective as specific as possible without being limited. One of the writers for Quintessential Careers, Katharine Hansen, gives this example:

"To manage people, interface with customers, and work with highly technical software or hardware applications."

Ms. Hansen says she likes how this objective states specific skills that could be used in a number of different jobs.

One other thought... if you're really committed to using a job objective, but you don't want it on your resume, you could include it in your cover letter. OK, here are a couple great resume objective examples adapted from the book, Same Day Resume:

"Seeking position requiring excellent business management skills in a medical office environment. Position should require a variety of tasks, including medical office management, word processing, and spreadsheet and database program use."

"Professional alignment with the ABC Home Care Agency in a position that will benefit from my marketing skills, community and educational contacts, and commitment to health promotion and education."

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"A middle/upper-level healthcare management position with responsibilities including problem solving, planning, organizing, and managing budgets."

"Program Development, Coordination, and Administration ... especially in a people-oriented organization where there is a need to assure broad cooperative effort through the use of sound planning, strong administration, skills of persuasion to achieve goals."

"Position as a Medical Transcriptionist that will utilize my computer knowledge, strong people skills, organizational abilities, and business experience."

"To obtain a position as Home Health Aide in which a strong dedication to the compassionate care of the elderly and a high degree of enthusiasm can be fully utilized."

Even more effective than a resume objective is a power statement or summary of qualifications. Learn more about that option here.

And, if you haven't checked out our page on using a resume power statement, you can do so here.

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