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Slinger16
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I'd go with something like "I am here to dominate. Prepare your anus."





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foshizzle
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I would also get rid of the objective/goal statement.

Besides, if you're applying as an intern everyone knows your goal - to build your resume for later.






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VABuckeye
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


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I'd go with something like "I am here to dominate. Prepare your anus."


I've always thought that King of the World was a pretty good goal.






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AngryBeavers
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


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probably from a theater or english major working in HR


This.

Go around HR whenever possible and get in contact with the person hiring. It's tough sometimes but can be done.






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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


Skip with objective.

Replace it with a summary where you highlight the aspects of your resume that reflects your education/experiences that they are looking for in the position.

I had a resume with an objective.

Not a single returned contact after 30 attempts.

Replaced it with a summary (usually tweaked to be specific for the position) and I got at least a phone interview within a week at every position.



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jso0003
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


2x what siderophere, and a summary is much easier to tailor to a specific application than an objective.






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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


Another pro tip that is often overlooked is to use key words where applicable.

If you basically already say you have the attributes/experience they are looking for, make sure you state it in terms of how the listing put it.

Remember, you are trying to set yourself apart from a massive piles so that the door is open for you to work with.

Every little bit helps.






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GimmieSomeGlitter
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


Don't use it, when I look at resumes I smirk when I see and objective statement. We don't care, we just want to known if your smart enough and can be a good asset to the company.







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bunky
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I've tossed the "goal/objective" for a "skills keywords" section to help beat resume parsing programs, as well as displaying keyword about what I can do in the lab. (i'm a scientist)





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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I stared in disbelief when an online form submission required one.





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bunky
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


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I stared in disbelief when an online form submission required one.



I fricking can't stand it when they ask you to upload a .pdf then ask you to reenter all of the same crap.






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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


It's like they just use it to parse the contact info from.

And nothing else.

The worst part is when it's heavily segmented and they ask the same question 2-3 times but phrased slightly differently.






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TigerTatorTots
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


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Help with a goal statement on a resume
WTF is this?

Education
Jobs/Experience
Activties in school since you are a recent grad
Honors/Awards


DONE






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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I actually had to google the son of the bitch to have a clue what they were looking for.

I mean, isn't it self explanatory?








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TheIndulger
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I think it's good to have one, but the one you use is long, yet somehow very vague. I would go with "to obtain an offer as a xxx intern". Simple and to the point. If you have a specific company in mind, add "with xxx company".





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TheIndulger
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


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We just want to know if your smart enough


I smirked






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Siderophore
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


I didn't get that far.

I smirked at the usage of "and" in place of "an" earlier in the post.

Decided to let it go though






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Zilla
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


BaconisMeatCandy is a known Identity thief, just sayin...





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GREENHEAD22
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


Yea I sent it then immediately kicked myself for not editing my info. Hopefully he is a straight shooter and not a secret deep web agent.





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GimmieSomeGlitter
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re: Help with a goal statement on a resume


Well that's what happens when you type on a iPad with auto correct. I've had to edit more posts in the past few days because of this thing.





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