Looking for examples of resume job objective statements so you can write a good one on your resume? Here are 90 job objective statements taken from the resume samples on this site. I hope they give you ideas for how to write yours.
A Good Job Objective Statement is Lean and Mean
Notice that most of these resume job objective statements are each 10 words or less. In some cases, they include lists of terms that help define the objectives. But the look and feel of each one is lean and mean. No extra fluff like "looking for a challenging position" or "seeking a position in a growth-oriented company" or "utilizing my skills and experience to advance my career." None of that extra stuff that doesn't mean anything to the reader. Just the facts: What the job seeker wants.
What to Call Your Job Objective Statement
There's no rule about what to call the Job Objective section on your resume. As you can see in these examples, some headings are "Job Objective." Others are "Career Objective." And some are just plain "Objective." Other headings I've seen: "Career Goal" and "Job Goal." Maybe you have something else you prefer.
90 Examples of Resume Job Objective Statements
I've grouped all the resume job objective statements according to type of career. But look beyond your career heading to see if there's something you can learn from other sections.
Here you go...
There are nine sample job objective statements in this group. They come from resumes by real job seekers who were looking for work as:
Other administrative support jobs
Some of these objective statements also mention project management, customer service, and sales.
In this group there are eight samples of resume job objective statements for Education Administration professionals. They include:
Transportation and safety
Corporate experiential learning and development
In this group of 15 samples of career objective statements for middle and executive management, you'll find ones for:
And other senior positions
In this group you'll find nine examples of resume job objectives statements for Finance/Accounting professionals, including:
And senior management positions in financial services
In this group there are 10 sample job objective statements for Human Resources professionals, including those for:
Human Resources management
International Human Resources
Workforce operations specialist
There are 13 resume job objective statements for Marketing in this group. They include:
National and international promotions
Direct marketing and analysis
Sales and marketing
Here are six sample job objective statements for Project Managers in these areas.
Internet and software
Program development and training
Organization and Training
Check out the 11 sample resume job objective statements for Sales and Customer Service in this group. They include:
Manufacturer's sales representative
Customer service representative
Marketing and sales
Senior management, Sales and Marketing
And entry-level sales and customer service jobs
In this section you'll find 13 examples of resume job objective statements for teaching and training professionals. They include:
Career school instructor
Senior Army instructor
In this group you'll find eight sample job objective statements from IT and other technical resumes. They include:
Software sales engineer
Technical account manager
Broadcast / electronics engineer
Want to see the full resumes that go with these job objective statements? You'll find them all in my collection of 100+ resume samples.
For examples of other parts of resumes, see Examples of Resume Statements, Phrases, and Sections.