How to Write The Career Objective In Resume

One of the most important aspects of your resume is the career objective in your resume. You should create a career objective that will clearly define your interviewer about the job that you want or you are able to do or you hope to achieve at the company/ firm where you are applying for work.. 

The best way to illustrate your career objectives is near the top of your resume. Career objective should be written in a single paragraph. Often one short sentence is sufficient.

Remember Your career objective is supposed to be a short blurb telling the hiring person what knowledge, skills and abilities you have that will help the company to achieve its goals. Your career objective shouldn’t only focus what you want from the company and in terms of how it will help your own career.

The best career objectives are always honest, straight-forward and short. For example ‘To contribute superior project and operations management skills and experience in an IT Service Management role.’ There are many different suggestions are available online for writing an effective career objective but the primary focus of your career objective  should be able to reflect what the employers hopes the successful candidate would achieve at the company. Remember the following points-

Defining Objectives


You should know what you want before you can list one in your career objective. You will be able to write your best career objective once you know what you can offer to your employer and type of work motivates you.

Be Consistent

Just remember your career objective it should consistently reflect throughout your resume, creating yourself a personal brand and it will make you stand out from others. Suppose your career objective is to work IT sector, then everything starting from your education, college project, certification to your work experience, should reflect your IT skills. A career objective , no matter how well-written, that counters everything else on the resume can become questionable.

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Your objective should be written on the basis of  ‘What’s in it for me’, but your resume is your sales pitch that will make you hired. So it should be prepared focusing on ‘What’s in in for them’, You have to provide enough information in your career objective so that your interviewer can easily understand what kind of job you are looking for. Remember,  your employer does not want to read a story on what you want.

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