As workplaces focus on employee engagement — and increasingly, becoming a workplace that welcomes the humanity of its workers —employers want to see a snapshot of an actual human person.
“Resumes are a point in time and not reflective of the human,” Penny Queller, SVP and GM of Monster’s staffing business unit, told HR Dive. “There’s nothing on a resume that demonstrates the individual’s aspirational self. It’s a primitive artifact in some regards.”
Miklusak agrees, saying resumes are “a very static presentation of who you are.”
The objective on a resume could be a potential place for this but alas, many conventional recruiters actually recommend to remove it as it’s seen as “outdated”.