Q. Thanks for your helpful recent posts of resume tips. One more question, what do hiring managers want to see in an objective from an entry-level applicant? -AP
A. Forget about leading off with an objective on your resume. Most focus on what applicants want out of a job, but hiring managers first and foremost want to know what the individual brings to the agency or company. I responded to a similar question three years ago, and haven’t changed my mind. In fact, objectives today are even more lofty and questionable than back then. I recently told a 2011 grad to drop his objective which sounded more like a mission to save the world than gain an agency internship. Get the job first, work hard and then set your long-term goals.