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My employer just asked everyone in our team for our most current resume including objectives. Since I am already employed, what should my objective include? Should it include my company's name? Any suggestions?

I know that employers look for not what the potential employee wants, but what he/she can do for the company. I think I want to structure it this way, but I can't seem to get it right.

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I want to join a better company!!!

Seriously tho, examine what objectives and skills you think you have that the company either does not know about or simply doesn't use.

Use it a a springboard to show you have skills and ideas that have not been realised
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Structure it as if you're applying for whatever job you want next. Who knows, maybe they're looking and some HR person read in a magazine to size up employees this way. If nothing else, never forget that a resume is basically a sales pitch. Really play up yourself and your strengths, and try to convey that you're ambitious and ready to move up the ladder.

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Maybe they want to see who is ambitious and who is complacent. Let them know you're hungry for more responsibility ($).

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Maybe they want to see who is ambitious and who is complacent. Let them know you're hungry for more responsibility ($).
I went this path. In my objective were the words "...rapid future advancement ..."
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One of the companies I use to work for use the resume to keep track of miscellaneous skill sets. You may have other skills that are not required for your job. A manager from another department maybe looking for temporary help on a project. HR would look at the resumes to see what they have in-house. If a match is found the employee with the requested skill maybe loaned to the requesting manager.

So be care what you place in the objective area.

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Have it reflect your future career goals.
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This is not all that unusual.

Depending on how long you have been in your particular occupational field, you will need to determine what type of resume to provide him. If you have no breaks in employment and a consistent career progression, a Chronological Resume will fit your needs. If you have either some break in employment or a series of different occupations in your work history, a Functional Resume that will highlight your skills, rather than a chronological progression within an occupational field should satisfy your needs. Anyway, in this case, your objective should reflect your short term, (within five years), occupational goal. In other words, your employer may be asking where do you see yourself within the company in the near future. Your education, experience, and work history should support this goal. Show your employer that you have lofty goals and ambitions, and the education, experience, and work history to accomplish your goal.


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Did you send your CV to your actual job? When? Maybe you should edit a bit your CV and voila
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I've had to do this before. If your company is trying to win a contract, and the potential client wants to know the quality of your staff, this is one way to do it. Also, if your company is trying to achieve partner status with a given hardware/software vendor, this is a way to do a quick accounting of available technical certs.

And yes, it's a great way to give your boss an update on your skills and abilities, so be sure to use it as a marketing tool for YOU.

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