No, You Don’t Need a Resume Objective. Here Are 3 Things to Do Instead.

For years, many career experts advised job-seekers to also include a resume objective. But, these days in such a competitive job market, this section is actually considered outdated, says Jessica Sweet, owner of Wishingwell Coaching.

“The world of work today is really about understanding what you can do for the employer, and that’s what they want to see,” especially as hiring managers are looking through dozens (if not more) resumes for each open position, she explains.

Below, get your overview of what a resume objective is, why you should rethink using one, and what’s better to include instead.

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By Mike Minutoli
Mike Minutoli Senior Director, Career Education and Coaching