Interview Question: What do you put as an objective for a resume?
Strategy and Approach to an Answer:
Since it is at the top it is the first thing that the reviewer will see and creates the immediate and so important “first impression”. Be specific and tell them what you want. Try and describe briefly why you are qualified, and I do mean briefly. You have at most two sentences to get all of that in.
The idea is to tailor your objective to the specific job. Don’t use generic resumes. Instead, research each company, the position, and create an individual resume and cover letter for each. Time consuming, but then looking for a job is a full-time job.
Example of an Answer:
Objective: Marketing Manager – Seeking to interview for a position where ten years of sales, marketing and management experience will add value and bottom line results.
List of Standard Interview Questions
- Tell me about yourself?
- Describe your employment history
- What are your major strengths?
- What are your major weaknesses?
- What prompted your decision to apply for this position?
- What do you know about this company?
- What’s your greatest achievement to date?
- Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?
- Why do you want to work in this industry?
- Why should we hire you rather than someone else?
- Why weren’t your grades better?
- What have you gained from your work/school experiences?
- Why didn’t you participate more in extracurricular activities?
- What difficulties have you faced on the job?
- What do you put as an objective for a resume?
- Do you have any questions?