3 Questions for writing best objective on resume

An objective states your professional goal. It is crisp, clear and relevant statement that gives insights into which type of organization you would like to work with? How would you contribute? What would you gain during the process? Answers to even couple of questions among three would be sufficient to write a descent objective. Let’s split these questions to understand how to arrive at your objective statement.

Which type of organization you would like to work with?

Answer to this question should be drafted in simple words stating exactly in which kind of company you would like to work. Ajinkya has recently completed his C.A. and searching an assignment a Finance company. He might write “Seeking an assignment with Financial Enterprise”

How you would contribute?

While thinking about answer to this question, think of the kind of work you may like. If you are outgoing person you may like to work in capacity where a lot of customer interaction happens. If you are a number-cruncher you would be better off in a role that requires desk work. Decide for yourself. If you could come up with at least department in which you would like to work with, that’s good. Also, if you could come up with position in which you would like to start that would be even better.

Ajinkya writes, “in Taxation Department as a Junior Consultant”

What would be the result of association?

Think of what you and your future employer might gain from the association. Don’t overestimate your capabilities by claiming to bring a huge turnaround. You are about to discover many things in life after you start working in real job. Be down to earth. For about a year, it’s you who is going to gain something. Also, be sure that you can back your claims.

Ajinkya has already worked as an intern with a small CA firm with very similar profile. He has handled few accounts where he offered comprehensive tax solutions. He was also introduced to tax litigation during this period. He may write, “where he can contribute to comprehensive tax solutions and tax related litigation; would enhance skills and knowledge for betterment of enterprise”

Let’s look at what we Ajinkya got,

Seeking an assignment with Financial Enterprise in Taxation Department as a Junior Consultant where he can contribute to comprehensive tax solutions and tax related litigation; would enhance skills and knowledge for betterment of enterprise

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Top 8 tips to rise above typical Resume Format

Do you think your resume is perfect and you don’t need help creating or updating your resume? If you think there is a scope for improvement you are at right place. Your resume is going to be reviewed by software as well as by hiring managers. These top resume tips is basic guide for  choosing a resume format, selecting a resume font, customizing your resume, using resume keywords, explaining employment gaps, and more tips for writing interview winning resumes.

Choose a Resume Font

Writing a resume in basic readable font is very important for both hiring managers and applicant management systems. Typically, you should use a readable, commonly used book print font such as Times New Roman, Arial, or Calibri. You may choose alternative fonts, if you are applying to a position in graphic design or advertising (where resume layout and design might be part of your assessment).

Include All Your Contact Information

It’s important to include all your contact information on your resume so employers can easily get in touch with you. Include your full name, street address, city, state, and zip, home phone number, cell phone number, and email address. Including you LinkedIn profile URL can be a good idea in order to condense you resume.

Add a Profile or Objective

If you include an objective on your resume, it’s important to tailor it to match the job you are applying for. The more specific you are, the better chance you have of being considered for the job you are interested in, or consider using a resume profile, with or without a headline, instead.

Include Resume Keywords

Your resume should include the same keywords that appear in job descriptions. Applicant management systems are programmed to hunt down candidates with these key words.That way, you will increase your chances of your resume matching available positions – and of you being selected for an interview. Also include keywords in your cover letter.

Prioritize Your Resume Content

It’s important to prioritize the content of your resume so that your most important and relevant experience is listed first, with key accomplishments listed at the top of each position. As you compile the information for your resume, prioritize your accomplishments by importance, achievements, and relevance to the job you’re applying for.

Customize Resume for each application

Although it’s cumbersome to customize your resume, it’s worth the effort, particularly when applying for jobs that are a perfect match for your qualifications and experience. The simplest way to target your resume (without rewriting the whole resume) is to include a Summary of Qualifications, a Profile or Career Highlights section at the top of your resume.

Choose the Right Resume Style

There are several basic types of resumes used to apply for job openings. Depending on your personal circumstances, choose a chronological, a functional, combination, or a targeted resume. Take the time to customize your resume – its well worth the effort.

Send Your Resume by Email

It’s important to follow the employer’s instructions on how to submit your cover letter and resume. The employer may want your resume attached to the email message and sent in specific format, typically as a Word document or a PDF.

When applying for employment via email, copy and paste your cover letter into the email message or write your cover letter in the body of an email message.