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A resume objective is a two- to three-sentence summary located at the top of your resume. It provides a bite-sized introduction to your top skills and experience but unlike the resume summary, your resume objective statement also includes your goals and what you’re seeking to accomplish with your resume.
When do you use a resume objective?
It’s best to use a resume objective if you:
- Have less than two years of experience or no experience
- Recently graduated from college or high school and are looking for your first job or internship
- Want a career change
- Plan to relocate to another state and are seeking employment
Take a look at this example of an objective for a resume and note how it also states the job seeker’s desire for employment:
Caring and friendly high school graduate with babysitting experience seeking part-time job opportunities in day care. Experienced in caring for children ages 4-9. Fun, patient, adaptable and comfortable with small groups.