Defining your objective at the outset of your resume is an important factor in your ultimate job searching success.
We advise candidates to create an objective that is clear and succinct and which tells
an employer the exact role, which they are seeking.
Unfortunately for many of us our ideal role is difficult to define. Very few of us are fortunate enough to be 100% satisfied and completed by our chosen profession. The reasons for this can often be that we feel frustrated and hampered in our daily working life, not given free reign to perform our duties in the manner in which we see fit. One of the factors most often felt by candidates seeking new employment was lack of growth and freedom to fulfill potential in previous roles.
Prior to the outset of any new job search we recommend candidates to evaluate where they are at this present moment in their career and where they wish to get to. This evaluation must encompass all aspects of their career and their personal life taking into account all the factors that influence their career choices in anyway i.e.
family, travel arrangements, promotional prospects etc.
Take into consideration all the aspects of your current role and work on making improvements to it, challenge the areas that cause you concern and replace them with areas that would greatly enhance and improve your career.
Work out what your ideal job would be and create an impression on paper. By performing this task you will rule in and rule out the factors that will most influence your job search and ultimately your decision to apply and interview for various positions.
Compare and evaluate the many opportunities you see before you. Time is better spent on preparing for a couple of well chosen interview rather than conducting a major job search and applying for a multitude of positions none of which you particularly want.
Securing a position that fails to stimulate or challenge you will leave you feeling dissatisfied and frustrated. An important point to note is that moving from job to job as you attempt to establish yourself in your ideal role will lose you credibility as a candidate when the time comes to interview for the position you really yearn for.
You will be seen as unreliable and your failure to hold down long-term employment will render your application worthless, as companies will not hire Executives who appear inconsistent in their approach to their careers.
To help you define your objective we direct you to our article on Executive Career Appraisal, which will assist you in collating the information needed to make an informed choice about your future career path.
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