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An Unconventional Method To Use For Your Resume...

Postby sujuncai » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 8:27 am

I've noticed that a lot of job seekers like to use the objective statement in when they are writing their resumes. It is normally used to provide the employer information regarding your career goals and professional interests.

However, I find that the objective statement is not strong enough to show what you can provide for the company. What I suggest is that you replace this objective statement with a benefits statement, i.e. what you can do for them, definitely more appealing and powerful. I call this is the “Showcase”

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Postby lchk » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 10:45 am

It's not something new though. There are folks whose resumes already incorporate "benefit statements".

I would suggest an additional step - list out the benefits or value-adds that one has done for his/her employer in MEASURABLE terms. Examples include cost savings, turnaround time, revenue generated, contracts negotiated, etc.

There is little room for conjecture or argument when you have demonstrated your ability in achieving measureable objectives for your past or current employers.

Couple this with a bank of solid referees and one can make oneself stand out from the rest of the pack.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 13 Aug 2007 1:26 pm


The OP probably already knows this but frankly it's about the only way he can advertise his abilities without advertising. His thread was locked by one of the moderators or admins back in December. I'll follow suit now.

I would suggest though, that he seriously consider posting his company in the Classified Section of this Site before he draws too much attention to himself.


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