Create your own resume objective.

First, make a bulleted skills list for a resume. Start out with traits that describe you as a person. You can write as many as you want, but keep in mind that you’ll need to narrow this list down to one or two of the best.

Now in a separate column, list your professional skills and capabilities, but only your true strengths. If you’re editing skills need some work, then don’t promote yourself as being a “Final-Cut guru.” Instead, emphasize your writing and storytelling ability, or your ability to connect with an audience.

Now narrow both of your lists down to one or two traits in each column. See if there’s some correlation there between both columns. You may find that your “multi-tasking” abilities directly relate to your ability to single-handedly produce an entire newscast. This may take a few tries, and again, you want to select words that will align you with the company you wish to work for.

Once you’ve chosen your descriptive keywords from both columns, try writing an objective. Keep it one sentence, but don’t stuff it with so many words that the person reading your resume objective is out of breath. Keep it simple, make it effective, just like the rest of your resume.

It may take you a few tries to craft your resume objective into something that reads well and sums up your professional and personal capabilities, but it’s worth it when you can present something uniquely “you” that will entice employers. You want to sell yourself here – that’s really the key. Sell yourself by making a memorable introduction so your prospective employer will want to read on, rather than pass on you.