If you ever wanted to know how to write an objective for a resume, then you’ve come to the right place. Although, it isn’t that difficult to write an objective, it can sometimes give you an edge over the other applicants. In this short post, I’ll show how to write a good career objective.
An objective for a resume is nothing more than a statement to the potential employer of what you want to achieve, your ambitions, and what you intend to get out of working for the potential employer. Let’s say, you wanted to work at a fast food chain, like McDonalds. Then, you could write in your career objective like this:
“To work in a fast paced environment and experience a wide array of customers in order to build my customer service skills and to gain invaluable teamwork experience”
This would be an ideal objective, if you’re still in high school and just wanted a part time job during the holiday breaks, or if you don’t have any work experience at all. If you can convey to the employer that you’re enthusiastic and willing to do the job, then this will really put you ahead of the other applicants.
In that particular case, you probably don’t actually need to write a career objective, since the demand for such jobs aren’t really that high and a simple resume with your education, skills and experience (even if most of it is unrelated to the job) can still get you that job. It helps to be relevant whenever possible.
A more general career objective that you can use is this:
“To further my career in the ___ industry and secure a position with a company that can benefit from my current skills and knowledge of the ___ industry”
I don’t recommend using something that is too general, because to the employer, it looks like every other resume that they’ve seen and will probably ignore your application, since it doesn’t stand out. Try and be specific as to the point as you can, not just with resumes, but with all your job applications in general.