An effective way to provide your potential job employer a quick idea of who you are and what sort of work you are looking for is - to provide a career summary and/or career objective in the top portion of your resume. The career summary is written right below your name, address and contact info in the resume.
A career summary- provides a brief, focused overview of your work history. It provides information to the employer what your specialty is as an employee, and serves as an introduction to the rest of your resume.
Example- career summary:
A dedicated, helpful health care professional with experience in the health care sector.
Able to work independently and as a team member effectively, such as online databases and problem resolution procedures.
Willing to do shift work and weekends, if required.
A career objective- Career objective is the most important part of resume which describes your purpose for job. It is short and sweet statement, with just a sentence or two that describes the kind of job or industry you will prefer to be hired for. It helps employer to determine whether your goal is matching with their organization and the position available.
Examples- selecting the objectives which describe your skills best
To excel in my field through hard work, research, skills and determination.
To succeed in an environment of growth and excellence and earn a job which provides me job satisfaction and help me achieve personal as well as organizational goals.
To be involved in work where I can utilize my skills and creatively contributes to the growth of organization.
Career Summary or Career Objective?
Career summary can be written using other terms such as “Professional Summary,” “Summary of Experience”. A concise career summary may be placed to mention your experience; whether you have decades of work experience or are a recent graduate, near the top of your resume.
The career objective can be written using other header terms such as “Career Summary and Employment Objective”. It is especially helpful if you’re not applying to a specific job posting, but instead are sending out unsolicited applications to potential employers.
Whether you use a summary, objective, or some combination of both, you are helping employers get a quick feel for who you are and what kind of job or work you will be best at. So take a few moments to write your own career summary/objective and get it into your impressive resume!
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