/ Asked by Donald
I have heard that "Objective" is no longer recommended as the best way to begin a resume. What do you recommend instead?
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, April 25, 2014
I would recommend using a Summary as the way to begin your resume.  This summary would provide a brief, high-level overview of what you bring to the table for the recruiter or hiring manager to review.  An example of one could be, 'mobile computer science graduate with experience in Java, SAP, etc. and a strong drive to succeed'.  The key for this summary is to write it in a way that grabs the attention of the recruiter or hiring manager and makes them want to read more of your resume, which is where you can really begin to sell yourself.
Answered by Ellen, Hiring Expert at Hospira, on Monday, April 28, 2014
I'd recommend that you have a Career Summary statement, then followed by your professional experience.  I tend to see that on resumes.  I'd also suggest you keep your resume to two pages. 

Hope this helps and best of luck.  
Answered by Jonathan, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Sunday, May 4, 2014
Great question, thank you for asking!  Personally, I still like the objective statement - I think it remains to be the best way to introduce who you are, what you bring to the table and what your goals are.  Please do feel free to utilize an alternative as I imagine there are some innovative ideas out there that will without a doubt help to differentiate yourself.  However, I don't think you can go wrong with the objective statement.  Best of luck and thank you again for using our site. : )
Answered by Patti, Hiring Expert at Gap Inc., on Friday, May 9, 2014
I still see many resumes with a simply stated objective at the top. It's also good to include a overall summary of your experience.
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