People says to me “I don’t believe in Objectives, or Summaries, on resumes.” I don’t get it. If you have a chance to let people know, right up front, what you’re about and what you’re looking for in a job, why wouldn’t you take it? To me, it doesn’t matter whether you use an Objective or a Summary. Either way, you’re going to write a concise, pithy sentence that tells prospective employers why you rock and what sorts of jobs would interest you. How could that be a bad thing?
The problem with most Objective statements is that they’re bland and boring. What if we take this, standard Objective:
Objective: to secure a challenging Project Manager position in a company that values teamwork and excellent communication skills
and make it
Objective: to manage critical development projects in the wireless industry