I have seen countless formats for the "perfect" resume. I have heard from countless hiring managers who have completely different views of the "perfect" resume. The only thing I believe that everyone should remember is keep doing what works and trash what doesn't. What's the difference? What's the purpose of the resume? To inspire interest. No resume will get you a job. The best you can hope for is a telephone call. The point of the resume, the cover letter, the telephone call, etc, is to get an interview. That's where you'll make your case to get the job. So, do whatever it takes to pique someone's interest and get that interview.
I worry about putting a "job objective" at the top of a resume. I once had an interview in front of a panel for a specific job. After the interview I was offered a completely different job. Had I put a tailored objective on the resume for this interview I would not have gotten the better opportunity, I might not have even gotten the job for which I was interviewed. I put skill sets at the top of my resume.
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