An Objective Statement
Your objective is obviously to get the job for which you are applying. A recruiter isn’t interested in the fact that you want a position where you can use your “knowledge, training, and experience to help the company grow.” That tells them nothing about your abilities and why you’re a good fit for the role.
What recruiters love: A strong summary that highlights your key skills and what you bring to the table. It should be aligned with the position you are applying to and give the recruiter a glimpse into what you are capable of achieving. Complement this with a solid list of core competencies.
“Responsible for” is one of the worst lines you can use on your resume. Skip the list of tasks and responsibilities. Avoid generic statements like, “Managed department budget” that offer no context or proof of a job well done.
What recruiters love: Results- or action-oriented statements that include metrics. Give dollar amounts, percentages, and other figures whenever possible to quantify results. Don’t just say you made a difference; show how!