When writing a resume, is it possible to have a generic objective or would it vary by job?

The career development center at my college is asking me submit my resume, but they wont approve it because I do not have an objective. I didn't put one because I plan on sending it to recruiters at different companies for slightly different positions. What should I do?

Asked By: Alan - 12/28/2011
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I'm assuming that your college career center wants your resume in their preferred format & that you can edit your objective statement for each job/industry. Do a little research on good objective statements for your area of expertise (examples of other people's work can be very helpful). Come up with a very general... More
Answered By: awal - 12/28/2011
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you can create a generic objective statement. but you might want to consider tailoring it towards the type of job you want to get... More
Answered By: old man on the hill - 12/28/2011
You need to have an honest conversation with the career development center at your college. Objectives are a thing of the past. When I see a resume come across my desk with an objective, I immediately assume it was created from a template or it is someone who has been given bad advice by a career center... More
Answered By: Michael - 12/28/2011
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