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OBJECTIVE vs. SUMMARY What Is The Difference?

Career Objective:

A career objective can be used when you are applying to multiple positions and not just one specific job posting.  An objective tells the hiring manager what type of position they can consider you for. After reading your Objective the hiring manager should be able to identify your career goals and what type of position you’re in search of.


Seeking a position as an engineering VP/director/manager in initiatives that utilize state-of-the-art, software and/or hardware components with a creative, technology-driven organization in an environment that encourages innovative thinking, recognition, and career development.


Career Summary:

Your career summary serves as an introduction to the rest of your resume. A good summary briefly describes your skills, background and emphasizes your goals. Unlike the Career Objective the Summary has a little more detail and is crafted around a specific job posting.



Data Management Professional with 15+ years of experience in the Pharmaceutical/Clinical Research Organization (CRO) industry who works well with cross functional teams and provides exceptional customer service. Extremely detail oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills. Proven ability to work well under tight timelines while handling multiple tasks.


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