Traditionally resumes have an introductory statement at the beginning. Most people call it the “Objective Statement”, where they mention what they want to do in their lives, or more specifically, with their careers. This statement is what hiring managers read or are expected to read first (given that it’s placed at the top of the page). So in a way, it is this statement which can reserve the job for you but if not done properly, this same statement can be the reason why your job search is over before it even started.
We have seen thousands of resumes and most of them include objective statements. Very few resumes, though, use statements which impact the reader. Most of the rejected resumes read very vague objectives, similar to:
“To utilise my skills with a company which understands my talents and provides me with the platform to grow in my professional life.” OR
“To use my skills and expertise to grow the organization.”
and so on and so forth. Do you really think that such a start to your resume is doing you any good? Well, no!