Objective Statements Currently Out of Fashion


Objective Statements on resumes have fallen somewhat out of favor. Many employers and recruiters claim they don’t even read them. That’s because most objective statements are badly written, self-serving, too vague, and not designed to do what they’re supposed to do, which is to sharpen a resume’s focus. For a very detailed discussion of the pros and cons of objective statements, guidelines for how to write a good one and samples, see Chapter 1 of our e-book, The Quintessential Guide to Words to Get Hired By: The Perfect Objective to Sharpen Your Resume’s Focus Also see our article, Should You Use a Career Objective on Your Resume?