From the archives - common questions worth revisiting. Q: What tips can you provide on putting together an Objective Statement?
A: Objective Statements can work very well and can be very effective as a way of clearly communicating your desired next step to an employer. However – as the job-search landscape has changed drastically over the years – Objective Statements are less and less common.
In the blog entry found here, I get into creating a “personal brand” for your resume. In many cases, I think it is most effective to take this approach at the top of your resume. By providing a succinct overview of what you are all about – your personal brand – you are simultaneously telling a potential employer what you have done AND suggesting what you can do for them. A perfect lead-in for your resume.
The key here is that, by opening this way, you are conveying that you know yourself – where you have been and where you are going. It provides a nice balance, as it is a powerful approach without being too egocentric.
So, to answer your question, consider going this route rather than with an Objective Statement.