(Closed) Help with objective (resume) wording

posted 6 years ago in College
Post # 3
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I would honestly just take it out. I never had my objective on there and I got into all 5 graduate programs wo which I applied. It’s just really not necessary. I don’t even use an objective for jobs anymore and I got a job within a month of graduating from graduate school. Good luck!

Post # 4
1949 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

To develop necessary skill to promote linguistic diversity for maximum student success?

Post # 7
1061 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I don’t have an objective either and got into law school and was offered three different jobs since then.  No one has ever asked.

If you are including the recommendation letters with the application, I think you can nix them from the resume.  If they are sent in seperately, include them.

Post # 8
4824 posts
Honey bee

I agree, an objective is repetative of your cover letter or your application. You are stating the obvious.

Its generally recommended now to replace it with a “summary” or “summary of qualifiations: An “elevator pitch” of your most relevant skills/experiences.


Over seven years experience in marketing and finance, demonstrating verifiable success in project management, product promotion and research and analysis. Committed to marketing communication and process improvement to promote highly functioning teams. 


Post # 9
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

No I’ve never been asked about it but I have heard what a PP said about adding a summary of qualifications. I probably would have added one of those “elevator pitches” if I was searching for jobs a little longer. As for references, I wouldn’t add them especially for a graduate school application. If you have to have letters of recommendation it’s a moot point.

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