[POLL] Does Your Resume Include These Sections?

[POLL] Does Your Resume Include These Sections?

This poll was inspired by my own first resume.

Vote now:

Does your resume include any of the following: (check all that apply)

  • Objective (35%, 72 Votes)
  • Summary (32%, 66 Votes)
  • Hobbies and Interests (24%, 49 Votes)
  • Testimonials / recommendations (10%, 21 Votes)
Started: February 1, 2012 @ 11:02 am

Total Voters: 169

I remember trying to write my first resume as a university student.

I was clueless.

But I knew it.

This was in 1994, and although the Internet existed and I had already created my first website, there was no easy way to look for resume inspiration on the Web back then. So I asked around, and did find some books in the McGill University library.

One section that seemed important to have, besides Experience and Education, was an Objective. What was my Objective? It seemed so obvious but I didn't really have an impressive answer at the time, especially if I was giving my resume to company rep.s at a job fair or career fair without a specific position in mind.

It never occurred to me that in situations like that one, not every resume section made sense on my resume, and that I didn't need to have an Objective on the resume at all.

So what about you: does your resume include these sections?

Vote now:

Does your resume include any of the following: (check all that apply)

  • Objective (35%, 72 Votes)
  • Summary (32%, 66 Votes)
  • Hobbies and Interests (24%, 49 Votes)
  • Testimonials / recommendations (10%, 21 Votes)
Started: February 1, 2012 @ 11:02 am

Total Voters: 169

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Antony Gabriel says

I have a Scandinavia visa and I am moving Norway in next month please help that any other chance to find a job in Israel. I have experiences in textile designing, photo video editing News paper editing, flex vinyl designing, Photoshop teaching, Chess coaching, Kinder garden children’s care, Old age Hospitality care, please any job I am ready to work.

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Nik says

I am not a fan of objectives unless you are writing a new one for each company you hand in your resume.

Let me elaborate, lets say you are a graphic designer and would like to become an animator. Adding this objective could jeopardize your chances for plenty of good jobs that do not lead to becoming an animator. If thee are not many jobs available in your niche you probably need to assess if an objective will help or hinder you.

Nik

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