Ask most Recruiters or Hiring Managers today if they feel an objective is necessary and you’ll likely hear a resounding “NO!”
Resumes no longer offer an accurate picture of the candidate. Employers want a sense of who the individual actually is and resumes have limitations.
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.
By revealing aspects of your personality, you give a strong indication of whether you will make a good hire. The interviewer wants to know what makes you a better choice than another candidate with the same experience and skill set.
As a candidate you are being asked to spend this time so that you can continue to be vetted before the official offer is made.