On Resumes: First Thing’s First…

This guest post is part of a new series Ask a Recruiter here on GenPink.

If you want your resume to stand out above the rest, first thing’s first…consult a professional!

As an executive recruiter for the past 5 years, I have seen thousand of resumes and I have placed hundreds of candidates. However, in order to get your foot in the door, I have to make sure your resume looks its best and speaks to exactly what you can bring to the table!

You don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to make your resume look its best, but you better be damn sure it looks the best out of the bunch!

In this candidate driven market that we are living in today, the moment your resume lands on that hiring authority’s desk, it has to grab their attention and it has to do it IMMEDIATELY!

I say…TRASH THE OBJECTIVE!! I have yet to meet a hiring authority that has read an objective. We want info and we want it instantly. I have too much on my plate to sit through what you want with your zen, ideal position…

Who the hell cares?

Get to the nitty gritty and get to it quickly!!

Trash the objective and show your best feature, whether that is the Masters degree you worked your toosh off for; or the amazing experience you have in the field you are applying.

Show ‘em what your momma gave ya…or better yet…what’s going to make the company you want to work for money!

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2 thoughts on “On Resumes: First Thing’s First…

  1. I had no idea that it was ok to leave off the objective! Good info to know and makes perfect sense! Thanks!

  2. Oh gosh – I’m in the process of applying for jobs now that I’ve graduated, and I’ve been sending CVs with an objective on each. I’ll think again before I send anymore! 

    Would an objective PREVENT someone from offering you the job, or do you recommend deleting just to clear space for more nitty gritty stuff? :)

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