Unless you are an entry-level college graduate or applying for a federal position, the days of the old-fashioned “Objective” at the top of your resume are gone. In its place is the more captivating executive summaries that encapsulates your most valuable attributes and communicates what you can do for the company (not what they can do for you as is the case with most objective statements.) The alternative methods for communicating you employment goal are the job title or job target integrated into the executive summary. My preference leans more towards the stand-alone job title for three reasons:
1. A clearly identifiable job title at the top of the page tells the reader your employment goal at a glance .
2. In the case where your resume ends up on the desk of a hiring manager who is expected to hire for several positions ,but has less than adequate desk organization skills, there won’t be any confusion about which position you are applying for.
3. Visually, the title presents much better if you enhance it by using a larger font size, bolding, and/or all caps for emphasis.
An effective resume will do an excellent job of making things as easy as possible for the reader. A powerfully presented title helps to put your reader into a mindset that you are already somewhat qualified for the position before they even begin reading.
William Mitchell, Certified Professional Resume Writer
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