While almost all employers agree that objectives are a resume killer today, some singular employers may point out a summary instead. There are two answers to this:
Yes, if you are a professional with such a wealth of experience in your field of application that the summary can help reduce your resume down to a glancable state. But if you are starting out or even a few years into your profession, keep these obstructions to an employers glance off of your resume.
Remember they view resumes like billboards on a freeway. And summaries, profiles, objectives and such are like you placed a speed bump down smack in the middle of that freeway. Not only is that gonna tick them off. They’re gonna probably steer clear of that freeway/resume for the foreseeable future.
As a Career Advisor, my intention working with grads is to help mold resumes that will appeal to the most readers, not a scant few.