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When writing an objective for your resume, how do you know what to say?

I am applying for a Junior Accountant/Accounting Specialist position (within the company). I have been with the financial institution for almost four years and have moved up twice since I was hired. This is a lateral move for me as far as pay, but it's something new. I am applying for this position not only for a change but also to potentially start an accounting career. What do I write as my objective on my resume? Do include a cover letter even though it is an internal posting?

Asked By: Cita - 12/3/2007
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I wouldn't include a cover letter with a resume for an internal posting, since that is used as a tool to introduce yourself; and at the company they already know you. But, if you want to include it then I think it would be nice... More
Answered By: rookem123 - 12/3/2007
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try to tailor the objective towards the type of job that you are applying for.
Answered By: cbucka21 - 12/3/2007
 
Yes, I agree. What are your goals? Why are you applying? This section will show the employer why or what you intend to do if you get this job or with career as a whole.
Answered By: Paper G - 12/3/2007
 
The objective in your resume should be like an introduction to someone who can help you-- it should introduce you in a way that presents your skills to someone who would want to hire you, in a way that makes them want to know more... More
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Answered By: Dawn M - 12/3/2007
 
Stress in your objective how you've been with the company for years. It shows loyalty. Briefly state why you want the position and what you will bring... More
Answered By: AJ - 12/3/2007
 
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