I can't say that 100% of career coaches and hiring managers agree that the objective statement is dead, but I can say an over-whelming number agree that it is. There is no one, "perfect" way to make a resume; but there are conventions that need to be followed. The case for NOT including the object statement is very strong:
1. The objective statement tells the employer what you want, it doesn't solve their problem.
2. The real estate at the top of the resume is too precious to put an objective statement. The evidence is overwhelmingly clear, you only have between 7 and 10 seconds before the HR manager puts your resume in the trash; so you need to "sell them" on interviewing you.
3. A summary of qualifications at the top is preferred because it only takes a few seconds for the recruiter to see if you have what the company needs. With this, you kill two birds with one stone. Not only can you sell them with your skills, but you can also put key words from the job description so that the ATS won't delete your resume.
4. Most experts agree that the ATS software is going to delete about 75% of the resumes, so if you use the summary of qualifications at the top of the resume instead of an objective statement, then you have a much better chance of scoring an interview and getting the job.
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Written for assistants and estate managers working for celebrities, CEOs, UHNW families, billionaires and royalty