Re: Objectives on resumes and other stuff

Subject: Re: Objectives on resumes and other stuff
From: "Wiley, Karen P." <WileyKP1 -at- APLMSG -dot- JHUAPL -dot- EDU>
Date: Wed, 27 May 1998 12:20:12 -0400

If a person is responding to a specific ad, for instance, and has the
capability to tailor a resume to include certain objectives to match
that ad, then fine, do it. However, if a person is going to a job fair,
for example, with a stack of resumes to give to various business types
and kinds, then no, leave it out. Also, for a person just seeking that
first position, objectives are often canned and shallow, telling HR or
anyone else little about the goal of that person. When in doubt, I vote
leave it out. Spell it out in a cover letter or verbally at a job fair,
don't have 50 copies made with the same objectives. Honestly, most of
those objectives state that you are looking for a position that has
upward mobility to use your education blah, blah, blah... Space is
better used otherwise.

Karen Wiley
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
karen -dot- wiley -at- jhuapl -dot- edu




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