Current wisdom is that your resume should not include an objective statement. And yet, I still see them.
At best, an objective is a waste of space and adds no value.
To obtain a position as a financial analyst with XYZ company.
(No kidding. You’re applying for the position, so I would hope that getting the job would be your goal.)
At worst, it can sound like you’re looking for a date.
Experienced equity trading assistant seeking a position with a respected financial services organization.
“Getting laid off was one of the best things that ever happened to me.” A VP once said this to me as she handed me a pink slip.
Yeah, right. I’ve been laid off three times. No matter how prepared you are, it’s a lousy feeling.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to look for a job. All those judgments. All that disappointment. All the waiting. The strange thing is that – like so many things – I got better at being unemployed by changing both my attitude and my tactics.