Aug 23, 2018 - 08:15 AM
First of all, understand that summary statements are standard. If you are not sure which to include, a summary statement is most likely better. There are only a few instances where an objective statement is more appropriate. The summary mentions your work experience and skills briefly to hook the reader. The objective statement, on the other hand, describes your career goals and passion. Remember that both of these sections should only include information that employers need to know. Only write an objective statement if you have no working experience in the desired field.
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Sep 04, 2018 - 06:12 PM
A resume summary and a resume objective are different in a few key ways. A resume objective simply states your objective. It says what you’re looking for in your next job. But it doesn’t highlight who you are, or the value that you would bring to the role. And it doesn’t touch on how you can help solve the company’s business need. An objective is self-serving; it also a bit out-of-date at this point.
In today’s competitive job market, you should consider including a resume summary. The summary appears in the same physical spot on the resume that an objective appeared in the past (at the top of your document, underneath your header). However, it contains more information about your background. It should be anywhere from three to five sentences.
It should -at a very high level- explain who you are and why you’re a great candidate, and touch on how your skills and experience make you the ideal fit for the role. Very often, hiring managers only look at your resume for seven seconds or less. Because the summary is at the top of your resume, it’s one of the areas they look at first. If you want to include additional detail (on top of who you are), include information about why you’re a great fit for the role you’re applying for.