Replace Career Objectives With Qualifications For A Better Resume

Replace Career Objectives With Qualifications for a Better Resume

The "career objectives" statement is dead ,so don't waste a recruiter's time by listing it at the start, says Ruben Quintero, Medicare Broker Relations Manager. Instead, state the most pertinent qualifications for the job.

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Replace Career Objective with Qualifications — The recruiter or decision maker is looking for someone that closely matches the job opening so make it easy for them by listing all of skills and experience at the very top of your resume. If they want to read the rest of your resume, they can, but they don't have to. You told them everything they needed to know.

Quintero says these qualifications should be a bullet-point summary for a quick read and should address the requirements of the job you are applying for. The one other thing he says you should pay attention to in your resume is your employment history. Hit the link to know more.

Your resume will get more calls if you do this [LinkedIn]


    I would say that having employment history listed at the top would be more effective than qualifications being there. Many people vying for a position will probably already have popular qualification(s) associated with that profession, but IMO it's where you've landed previously that catches the most attention from recruiters and at first glance suggests the different experiences/ skills you have already.

    Last edited 28/05/14 9:42 pm

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