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What is a good objective for a secretary resume?

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A good objective statement on a resume will express a candidate's abilities to work under pressure and produce quality work with a good attitude. One good objective statement may also describe a candidate’s ability to organize presentations or documents, while managing operations between departments of a company. An objective needs to be short and to the point, which is why extraneous words are omitted.

An objective that starts off with the applicant's goals provides a potential employer with information that will reveal if the position is a good fit for the candidate. An applicant may also want to highlight her number of years of experience; providing information about work history will be appealing for employers looking for an experienced secretary.

No matter how an objective is worded, the applicant must remember to list the position desired, the company and some of her skills that fit the company's purpose. She needs to make herself stand out from other applicants by specifically telling of her experience and what she is able to bring to the company. Objective statements must be less than four lines, as too many details can be distracting from what a candidate has to offer. These skills can be described in detail in a cover letter.

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