Should you put a job objective statement on a resume for an IT or other technical job? Here's a quick yes-or-no quiz to help you figure out if a resume job objective statement is right for you.
- Are most of the job titles in your work history in the field of your job objective?
- Is your college degree (or degrees) or certification in a highly relevant field, and did you earn your most recent degree or certification within the last five years?
- Have you earned the right (through experience or education/training) to use a professional title to describe what you do for work?
- Do you have a list of IT or technical skills that screams, "This is my area of expertise."?
If you answered "Yes" to any of these questions, read "Should You Put a Career Objective Statement on a Resume?" to learn about some alternatives to using a job objective statement.
If you answered "No" to all four questions, read "Your Resume Job Objective" to learn the guidelines for writing a good objective statement. Then come back here to see examples of resume job objective statements written by folks in IT and other technical fields.
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8 Technical Job Objective Statements
The following eight job objective statements were taken from this site's group of Technical Resume Samples.
Job Objective: Associate Environmental Specialist-Courier Express
Objective: Research Analyst, PCs or Semiconductors
Objective: Senior Software Engineering Position
Objective: Software Engineer / Programmer
Job Objective: Software Sales Engineer
Objective: Technical Account Manager/Customer Quality Engineer
Career Objective: Project Manager for an Internet / Software company
Objective: Position as a Broadcast / Electronics Engineer