If you ever get to watch a recruiter sift through a stack of resumes for potential candidates for a job opening they needed to fill yesterday, you'll probably see them wince at cliche resume objectives.
Resume objectives like: "Seeking a challenging career with a progressive organization which will utilize my skills, abilities and education and allow for my professional growth within the company;" although well written, tells a busy hiring manager nothing about you, your skills, your goals or your potential value to the organization.
Remember to use the resume objective to set the tone and create a focus for your resume.
Here are some tips:
1. Be specific with goal statements
2. Demonstrate your value to the employer
3. Avoid superfluous "nothing" statements in the resume objective
4. Tweak resume objective as needed
5. Avoid the 1 or 2 word resume objective. "Sales" or "Supervisor" are two common one word objectives to avoid.
Your vocational resume should sell your skills and showcase your brand. Cliche terms won't cut it.
Ask for help in the career or placement office at your school.