Objective

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  1. mardi08

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    Hi all,

    What does your objective say in your resume?

    Thanks!
     
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    I don't have an objective. To me, it seems silly. My objective is to get a job, isn't that obvious?


    ...just my two cents :)
     
  4. mollydoll

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    I used it to map out my plan for obtaining a permanent teaching license. That didn't really fit anywhere else on the resume, and I wanted to emphasize that I will be fully certified by the start of next year.

    If I had not needed that, I would have omitted the objective entirely. I would only include it if you have something important to add that doesn't fit neatly anywhere else.
     
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    This is where I went blank in my interview (the only one), when the P asked why I wanted to teach at her school. It was like because I need, want, have to have this job! I didn't really say it but I sure lost my mind for a minute!
     
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    I don't have one either, just a summary.
     
  7. TeachEnglish

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    I use my objective to state that I want to teach and coach/sponsor something. This way, the employer knows that I can do something else. Also, the education career counselor at my college said to put "fluent in Spanish" in my objective too because it's so useful today. I think the objective can be used to show exactly what kind of job you're looking for. (ie chemistry, American literature, etc)
     
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    I don't have one. I'm sure the principals know what your objective is.
     
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    I've seen sample resumes that have highlights of qualifications where the objective typically goes. Has anyone put that on a resume? How do you not sound cliche?
     
  10. mardi08

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    Thanks for the advice. I just found a sample resume in which she put a quick summary in place of where the objective would be. Here's the link:
     
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    I don't have an objective on my resume either. I saw this online but I did not like the way it flowed on my resume. But I am sure if you said something like: to find a teaching position for the 2009-2010 school year, it would be enough.

    My resume was pretty non traditional I think. Mainly because I had no clue what I was doing. It had been a few years since I had to think about one and I had to research resumes online to even know where to begin. It took me two weeks for two pages including references.
     
  13. Katisop99

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    I have an objective on my resume. I've found that it has been helpful for principals, actually, but I think that is because of the area I'm in and what I want to do. Mine is right under my name and contact info and says,

    Objective: To obtain an elementary teaching position in an urban community. Will be ready for employment July 1st, 2009.


    I put that on there to show that a) I could start working in July (which is common in Los Angeles because of tracking) and b) that I want to work in the inner-city. I only applied to schools in the inner-city and I wanted to demonstrate my commitment.

    If there is something that you want to demonstrate that the rest of your resume doesn't explicitly show, I would recommend one. Otherwise, I agree with the rest of the posters and don't bother. I just know that LAUSD likes it.
     

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