Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

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shoeshine
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Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby shoeshine » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:03 am

How does everyone feel about objective statements on resumes for SA and internship positions?

I always used very specific and targeted objective statements when I worked in finance. Is that the norm for legal resumes?

random5483
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby random5483 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:07 am

Nope. I was told to remove mine by the career office. Also, none of the sample resumes on any law schools website has the section.

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Teoeo
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby Teoeo » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:07 am

Personally I think objective statements are a waste of space :P

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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby BenJ » Thu Jul 28, 2011 7:10 am

Legal resumes never have objective statements. They're tacky and pointless anyway.

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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby dood » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:01 am

BenJ wrote:Legal resumes never have objective statements. They're tacky and pointless anyway.

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Kilpatrick
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby Kilpatrick » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:14 am

Never for a legal resume. There is no room for argument on this one.

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GeePee
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby GeePee » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:52 am

I'd argue there's no room for an objective on any resume.

kaiser
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby kaiser » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:55 am

I've heard from countless recruiters and critiques that an objective statement is one of the most pointless things you can do with a resume. You seek a position as a summer associate with our firm? Hmm, couldn't have figured that out based on the fact that you applied for a summer associate position, and mentioned it on your cover letter...

No objective statement

Aston2412
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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby Aston2412 » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:23 am

Your cover letter should cover this (see what I did thur?).

Save the line on your resume for something else that you need to include.

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Re: Objective statement on resume for summer positions?

Postby TommyK » Thu Jul 28, 2011 10:26 am

GeePee wrote:I'd argue there's no room for an objective on any resume.




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