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When you are setting out on your first job hunt you should target entry level positions. If you apply for more advanced positions, you are bound to be looked over almost immediately. You don't want to place yourself out of a great company by applying for the wrong position!
The first thing that an employer looks for on an entry level resume is a focus, so make sure that you have a clear, specific objective. Consider tailoring your objective for each position for which you are applying. There is nothing wrong with having several completed resumes for various jobs.
You shouldn't use a vague objective statement in the hope that this will make you seem qualified for a broader scope of position. It will only make you appear uncertain about your career objective.
If you aren't sure how to write a strong objective statements there are a lot of resources out there to help you. Review sample resumes to get a sense of how your objective statement should look.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|