Dear Experts, My name is Erica and I am just starting to get familiar with Twitter. All of your posts on Twitter are very interesting and I enjoy reading your career tips. I was wondering what your experts say about objective statements on resumes; I've received various responses from professors and elders, and was wondering what you all had to say? Here is how our T.A.P. experts answered this question: Q#338 Avoid objective statements. Present what u can offer the co. via a summary - not what u want. (@DebraWheatman) Q#338 Objectives considered me-focused. Use headline (focused on position target), accompanied by value-focused Profile. (@ValueIntoWords) Q#338 Some say keep, some say toss. It's really just a tiny part of whole process (unless it sucks). (@beneubanks) Q#338 Objectives are outdated. Brand yourself to show your value to employers. And use a "title" to indicate who you are. (@careerbranches) Q#338 Objectives promote jobseekers’ needs. A profile allows u to meet a multitude of employer request. (@resumeservice) Q#338 I think they have "jumped the shark". Try a personal branding statement instead. (@gradversity) Q#338 Nix objctve; 3-5 sentence profile: ur skills/personality/challenges u excel @ mng'g, results u deliver. (@juliaerickson) Our Twitter Advice Project (T.A.P.) is no longer an active campaign. To find an answer to the above question, please use the "Search" box in the right-hand column of this website.

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Recently, a list of companies that have the happiest employees was circulated online. The companies were commended on their ability to promote a healthy work environment and sustain work-life balance. Pfizer came out on top with Kaiser Permanente coming in second, followed by Texas Instruments. Looking at these lists, one wonders how these companies are able to promote such a positive productive environment for their employees.

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