The Objective section of a resume is typically the most fluffed up and useless thing in the resume.  Rarely do you see this section saying anything worth reading.  Candidates struggle with what to put there and how to say it, resulting in a couple sentences of nonsense.

Much more effective is a Key Skills section in replacement.  Right at the top of the resume.  Too often the first question from a hiring manager is something along the lines of…..

Is this guy licensed?

Does he have XYZ software?

Does she have experience doing ABC?

Nobody wants to read resumes and dig for important information.  Key Skills in bullet points as the first thing you see will make sure that the important things are seen.  If you’re a fit and it’s the right role for you, you don’t want to hide it by writing about how you want to put a dent in the universe.  Save that for the interview.

Todd Kmiec

https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddkmiec/

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