Written formal statements are targeted to define an objective, identifying the subject of expertise or study. These declarations are a brief summarization of your intended communication. Use them as an introduction to your cover letter, bio, or profile. If necessary, the statement can be broken down and used as applicable details within your resume.
Please view the following examples:
Develop desired educational behaviors by overcoming learning constraints to clearly deliver objectives, content, and assessments using clear concise methodologies.
To create, facilitate, and implement a comprehensive curriculum resulting in a positive outcome not only in a learning or work environment, but to also use applicable proficiencies in the real world.
Vice President and senior leader with 17 years of partnering with CFO and other executives. Responsible for overseeing FP&A and KPI’s. MBA in finance and CPA Certified with excellent MRP skills including Oracle, SAP, etc.
Strong vision and mission of long-term business operations, goals, and objectives. Execute strategic business practices to gain a competitive advantage.
With more than fifteen years of experience, customer service means each customer matters. I am committed to going above and beyond, to exceed expectations, and to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction.
I am responsible for their success and they are imperative to my success.
DIGITAL STRATEGY ASSOCIATE
Influencing digital strategy teams’ tactical vision since 2002 as VP, UX Designer. M.S. of Computer Science, B.S. in Web Development, and Human-Computer Interaction.
Develop and transform complex issues into effective simple products. Automate scalable investment experiences while collaborating with all levels of the company.
Your objective statement is a short yet effective summarization of accomplishments and work-related skill sets. To use on a resume, it would be necessary to tailor the objective specific to the job posting. However, most companies feel as if the objective is outdated and would rather see your skill sets, accomplishments, and certifications (experience) within the resume document.
With that said, it never hurts to have an objective statement written for a profile or bio. Even a quick blurb (bragging rights) as your cover letter introduction would be a great hook to catch your readers’ attention.
City, ST ZIP Code
Month day, four digit year [July 11, 2017]
[City, ST ZIP Code]
Dear [Recipient Name]:
Your first paragraph should be engaging (not boring) while stating your claim (purpose of the letter). Example:
I am writing you today about the Physical Therapist Assistant position posted, personally referred, or classifieds. I’m in search of a long-term career and I’m asking for an opportunity to show you that I am the proficient individual you are seeking to join your team.
Research the company and say something that stands out yet relates directly with the business. Example: Company’s motto: “It’s your life. We help you live it.” You can share a personal experience and relate with the company:
Your company motto is a philosophy that I also hold dear. As an amateur athlete, I was injured and know firsthand the importance of receiving hands-on care from a knowledgeable staff who develops and implements treatment programs to help patients get back to their lives.
This is about your experience. This is information that’s under the “Employment” section of your resume. The difference from your resume is start with the oldest company first. Talk about one or two job duties that you are passionate about.
With seven years of progressive experience working in the field, I have set myself up for success as a Physical Therapy Assistant. With Company A, I have treated all age groups, including pediatrics. During my association with the Company B, I proudly cared for active duty military personnel. Passion inspired me to instruct and demonstrate home exercise programs and implement aquatic therapy for ROM and strengthening while employed with Company C. Working for Company D, I obtained skills to developed and instructed home exercise programs for patients in the comfort of their own homes.
Time to sum it up with a breakdown of your competencies:
With a can-do attitude, I communicate effectively, execute ideas, and I have a keen interest and passion for helping others working under the direction of Physical Therapists and staff members. I’m a fast learner with strong analytical skills, a self-starter, and work well on a team with minimal to no supervision. I understand responsibility, time management, and hold an intense work ethic. Taking initiative and striving to do my best in any situation has always been my career focus.
For the closing, it’s necessary to get to the point with no fluff. However; you must end with a short paragraph that’ll make them want to call you to schedule an interview:
I have demonstrated for my employers an exceptional facility for meeting organizational goals and demands. In addition to my skills, I am certain I will be an asset as your next team member. You may contact me anytime.
Thank you for your time,
First and Last Name
The following Cover Letter example is simple, yet effective for grabbing the attention of a hiring manager. Please feel free to use it and it’s with my best hopes that if warranted, you’ll be on the road to employment in no time.
City, State Zip
Date (September 29, 2002)
Hiring Agent Name
City, State Zip
Dear Hiring Manager,
I am writing to you today about the XXXX position you have posted on craigslist.com.
I am not interested in obtaining another job. I’m in search of a career, and I am asking for an opportunity to use my professional and educational experience to make an immediate contribution to Company Name. Your company has exactly what I am looking for in a career and my involvement in the industry shows that I have the necessary skills to be your next Job Title.
I have experience as well as a degree in College Degree and/or Job Titles. With a can-do attitude, I list skills here (preferably those listed in add). I have a keen interest and passion for the position applied for.
I am a fast learner with strong analytical skills, a self-starter, and work well on a team with minimal to no supervision. I certainly understand list any job requirements listed in add, and hold an intense work ethic. Taking initiative and striving to do my best in any situation has always been my academic and career focus.
I have demonstrated for my employers and instructors an exceptional facility for meeting organizational goals and demands. In addition to my skills, I am certain I will be a valuable asset to any company. I look forward to meeting you in person, Hiring Manager Name. You may contact me anytime.
Thank you for your consideration.
In regard to the Assistant to Director position you have posted with the Idaho Department of Labor, I am very interested in the opportunity.
With a degree in Business I am not interested in obtaining another job. I am in search of a career and I’m asking for an opportunity to show you that I am the successful candidate you are pursuing.
I have years of experience setting myself up for success:
With a can-do attitude I’ve maintained proficient office support skills, I have considerable communication skills (both written and spoken), as well as the ability to rank tasks. I am a fast learner and hold an intense work ethic. Taking initiative and striving to do my best in any situation has always been my academic and career focus.
Attached is my résumé for additional information. Currently I am exploring new opportunities and would welcome the chance to speak with you.
Thank you for your time,