I got this interesting question about resumes last week:
“I always thought a resume should have an objective statement. Is that true?”
Well, Kristen, career experts are still divided on that matter.
Ten years ago, the career objective, aka objective statement, was a standard part of any resume. This statement mostly explained the job applicant’s wishes or target in his career.
Personally, however, I never use objective statements in my client’s resumes. They are applicant-centric and only talk about what the candidate wants.
Typical objective statements read like these: