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Here is an opinion on having an “objective” at the top of your résumé. I agree, it is incredibly silly and pointless, but in the corporate world, Human Resources want to see it. What strange objectives have you seen or used on résumés?

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avatar Adam Aspeed

I think that it’s more important to have a highlight of qualifications at the top of your resume. An objective is rather generic and has no real purpose. As an employer, I think it’s more important to see related skills right at the top.

Something like:

Highlight of Qualifications:
- 5 years of experience as a Financial Planner
- Experience managing high net worth portfolios
- Certified Financial Planner
- Fluent with popular software applications

It gets right to the point that most employers are looking for. Rather than a prefabricated meaningless objective.

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