What Does a Winning Resume Need to Contain?

Does a resume need an objective statement? If not, what should a resume that gets results contain?

This was one of many questions Master Class Host Tony Vlahos asked ExecuNet’s Coach Don in Ask Coach Don Your Job Search Questions, a session of ExecuNet Master Class. Don went on to explain that only the candidate cares about his objective so the resume reader won’t be very interested in it. It’s better to approach the resume as a marketing document with you as the product seeking a consumer’s attention.

Listen to Coach Don explain:

Don Weintraub is a Strategist and Coach with ExecuNet’s Career Strategy Group. He works with ExecuNet VIPs every day to help them reach their career goals. Do you want to be next?



William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Associate Director of Content Marketing, where he develops engaging job search, career path, and leadership insight to build ExecuNet's brand recognition as the leader in senior-level executive job search and all matters career.

He delivers executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand, amplifying the power of ExecuNet's expert voices and shaping the content strategy.

Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework. It is his training as an educator which allows Will to take complex ideas and make them simple for busy executives to understand and to execute.

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