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Parking Enforcement Officer Resume Objective
Parking Enforcement Officers enforce parking laws in a city or town. They patrol certain areas and issue tickets for such offenses as parking without a permit, parking in a red zone, or leaving a car unattended with an expired meter. Listing an objective at the top of your resume can show potential employers that you are interested in this particular line of work.
What the Parking Enforcement Officer Resume Objective Should Tell Prospective Employers
Parking Enforcement Officers must be able to stand and walk throughout much of their shifts and have good math and reading skills. They must know current parking rules and regulations, and they should be able to handle confrontation with a professional demeanor. An officer mainly works outdoors and often comes in contact with the public, so the ability to be friendly and courteous to others is also a plus. Sometimes an officer will need to call a tow truck to take away an offending vehicle or use a radio to communicate with other officers. A resume objective can reference any of these qualities.
Sample Parking Enforcement Officer Resume Objectives
Writing a resume objective can be difficult because they are so short and concise. The format is different from most other forms of writing. Below are some examples that you can use for reference, or tailor them to make them usable for your own resume:
1. Parking Enforcement Officer with 5+ years of experience looking for position with City of ABC in order to provide professional support in a large city environment.
2. Seeking position with City of ABC as Parking Enforcement Officer to use knowledge of parking enforcement rules and regulations in an official setting.
3. Obtain position as Parking Enforcement Officer with City of ABC that will utilize strengths in responsibility and work ethic.
4. A highly motivated individual desiring Parking Enforcement Officer position with City of ABC to ensure proper procedures and parking laws are followed.
5. Desiring position with City of ABC as Parking Enforcement Officer that will provide steady employment to motivated individual.
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Many job seekers assume writing a cover letter is a waste of their time. I've been told, "nobody reads it." That's actually not true. Hiring managers usually open the cover letter and glance at it, BUT the moment they realize it's a boring regurgitation of your resume, they stop reading. While there are a host of things that make recruiters cringe when reading cover letters, it's when you start going on and on about all your accomplishments that makes them toss it.
So, what should go in your cover letter?
One of the biggest trends in cover letters right now is the concept of "disrupting" the reader. When you surprise them, or as we like to say, get them at "hello," you create a connection that sparks greater interest in you as a candidate. In the marketing world, this technique is called "storytelling." And, it's how companies get us to go from knowing nothing about them, to falling in love with them.
Tell them about a time when...
At my company, we offer cover letter reviews as part of our service. We literally read hundreds of cover letters each week, offering advice on how to tweak them to be more disruptive. More than a few of our members deal with initial writer's block. So, when our clients are stumped on what to write, I tell them to do the following:
1. Identify what the company does that is different, special, and unique.
2. Think about the job you are applying for and how you've come to learn its importance.
3. Ask yourself what life experiences have taught you how the work the company does makes a difference.
When you find the answers to the questions above, you can start to connect the dots between your values and beliefs and those of the employer. This is the story you should tell. This is the story they really want to hear.
Example: "Your hospital equipment made my grandma's final days peaceful."
Let me give you an example of how this works...
One of our members want to apply for a business development role at a medical equipment supplier. When I asked him the questions above, he shared a moving story about his grandmother's final days of life in the local hospital. Several of the pieces of equipment in her room had the logo of the company on it. So, in his cover letter, he shared this story and how he knew their products made a difference in the lives of the patients AND the loved ones watching them suffer. By showcasing his personal connection to the mission of the company, he proved he'd be a good candidate for the role. (In case you're wondering, yes, he got the interview.)
P.S. - It helps to get the cover letter in someone's hands.
While this storytelling technique can improve the chances you get an interview, it doesn't help you get through the company's online ATS. That's why if you take the time to write one, you should also go the extra step and do what you can to network into the company so you can get your disruptive cover letter in someone's hands. Or, at least directly in their email inbox. ATS systems are designed to weed you out and have no way to tell a good cover letter from a lousy one. Besides, with most jobs being gotten via referral today, it's in your best interest to go around the online system and try to get your credentials to a human being!