Ask most Recruiters or Hiring Managers today if they feel an objective is necessary and you’ll likely hear a resounding “NO!”
Employees who watch their management team always looking stressed and under pressure (i.e. overwhelmed) never want to be them or have their jobs. It stunts personal growth as a culture in a company.
Resumes no longer offer an accurate picture of the candidate. Employers want a sense of who the individual actually is and resumes have limitations.
Competition among search partners doesn’t guarantee success; it just causes a burst of activity and a rush to make a referral before anyone else. What you really want is a dedicated, thorough search by a committed recruiting partner to ensure you are getting the best candidates in the market.
It is very disheartening to see a candidate get stuck in the “twilight zone of over negotiation” – especially when a position and a candidate are an excellent fit, but the candidate just wants more.