The Michigan Daily - Saturday, July 30, 1983 - P
Employers look for a
solid career objective
By VICKI LAWRENCE skills you would use.
Compacting your job goals and Narrow your job prospects. If you list
qualifications into a career objective is too many options you will sound in-
difficult and often times, people include decisive. For example, "I am seeking
unnecessary information. an entry-level position in personnel,
It's not suprising, though, because sales, marketing, public relations or
most people have never written a related fields," is too broad.
AVOID AN objective which focuses
on what you want out of the deal such as
C "I want a position with a progressive
firm offering challenge, variety, and
the chance to travel, with rapid
career objective, promotion potential."
TO LEARN, you must be aware of What does a good objective look like?
what not to include in the deceptively Here are some samples:
simple-looking line or two at the top of Hr An entry-level position in marketing
resume which tell employers what kind o To work as an accounting trainee in
of position you want."Towrasaacunigtieen
It is important to write a career ob- a bank or large business firm.
jective'with the employer in mind and ' A position in an industrial
to emphasize what you have to offer. laboratory using my chemistry
A career objective shouldn't tell em- background and four years of lab ex-
ployers bad news such as "I plan to go pe . Buyer trainee for a large retail
to law school in a year," or explain clothing corporation
long-range goals such as "someday I coi coporatiot
hope to own my own company." Some peoplbj eie dedto omit the
THE OBJECTIVE shouldn't be vague career objective and instead include it
such as "an entry-level management .as part of each cover letter. Afthough
position." Management is too broad a this is usually not as desirable as
term. Be specific. Do you want to be in having the objective on the resume, this
marketing, accounting, or personnel approach might be the most workable
management? solution for some people.
Don't say that you want to work with
people because almost every position Careers appears every Saturday.
involves working with people. Lawrence works in the Univer-
Politicians, office managers, or prison sity's Career Planning and
guards all work with people. The objec- Placement Office, a department of
tive should tell an employer how you student services.
want to work with people and what
Saturday, September 10th
This colorful special section previews the
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Wolverines, review of the Big 10 and other
teams around the country, the 1983 UM
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