It is strongly recommended that you include a career objective on your resume. A career objective is a statement of
what you want to do, what position you want, or where you want to work now. Long-term goals are optional.
Some individuals choose to make their objective general so as to not "close themselves out" of any particular job. If
you do so, you need to avoid the risk of making your objective too general as the following example illustrates:
A position that utilizes my educational background and communication skills.
An effective career objective should include one or more of the following:
- A specific job title
- A specific industry/environment in which you want to work
- Specific skills and/or experience you want to utilize in the position
The career objective example above is poor because it says nothing about what type of position the applicant is
seeking, what environment s/he wishes to work in, or what specific skills s/he wants to use in the job.
The following are examples of career objectives, divided into three categories: position, industry/environment, and skills, depending on the particular focus.There are a few basic requirements for a Resume, for example, the resume should contain the following: