The objective statement used to be a section often seen on
resumes. Candidates would state what their objective was.
The rule was to state what their objective was in function
of the needs of the employer. That was easier said than
done. Most people ended up writing what their objective was
in function of their own needs. Those that wrote the
objective statement in function of the employer’s needs
often made the mistake of not really knowing the employer’s
needs, therefore emphasizing the wrong thing.
The objective statement became redundant and most
professional resume writers now counsel against including an
“objective” section in a resume. Instead, the objective
section has been replaced by two sections: the “title” of
the position and the “summary of qualifications”. This is
the new standard.