32 percent of the people who write their resumes find it very difficult to explain their career objectives, and nearly 17 percent fails in explaining their career gaps. Hence, it is evident that an applicant needs to know where he/she is falling short, rectify the weak sections and then submit their applications with greater chances of getting selected.
For freshers, more often it is difficult to state objectives, which are important and make any Curriculum Vitae (CV), stand out amongst other applications. Their main concern is:
- Positive points to highlight
- Relate the requirements of a particular position to individual’s competence
- Overcoming the weak aspects
- Assuring the employer about their capabilities
What is Career Objective?
A summary of the relevant skills and ability of an individual befitting the requirements of an organization and its growth is referred as career objective. To be considered as one of the right candidates, elucidate the discrete aptitude and potentials, try beginning with a quality that makes you valuable for the firm.
Going with the Job Requirement
Explaining how this work will professionally help you would make the HR assume you as an opportunist. Instead, underline traits in a way which talks about your contribution that can be appreciated in the company’s success.
Well Defined Expertise
Keep in mind that the first thing HR would read is the cover letter and decide whether to call for an interview. Be precise in mentioning the strengths the HR is looking for:
- Emphasize on educational qualifications (for freshers), or work experience
- Relate the job role to your proficiencies
Avoiding Over Ornamentation
Any resume must reflect the person in a just and professional way, without over ornamentation of the abilities and acquired skills, because the hiring manager would call believing that the points mentioned in the career objective is true. If someone does not perform the tasks in an experienced way later on, that might result in rejection.
Separate Career Objectives for Different Jobs
The HR of a Telecom firm would be interested in people who have skill in electronics and communication, whereas, a public relations company would want somebody who is confident in public speaking, leadership etc. Consequently, ascertain that the skill set and accomplishments you mention must be needed by the employer.