Legal Resumes Don’t Need Objectives

I cringe when a student hands me a resume that devotes a full paragraph to an objective statement.  First, objectives are not utilized in the legal field as they once were in the business arena.  Moreover, you will note that I said “once were” because they are in fact outdated across the board.  Take the objective statement off and use that space to talk about your specific work experiences and the skills you practiced.  Or relate a couple of personal interests or other skills you might have.  This information is far more impressive than a vague, esoteric statement about what your want to accomplish or achieve, which is purely subjective and utterly meaningless.