90 Examples of Resume Job Objective Statements

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...

Administrative Assistant Job Objective Statements

There are nine sample job objective statements in this group. They come from resumes by real job seekers who were looking for work as:

Administrative assistants
Office managers
Personal assistant
Other administrative support jobs

Some of these objective statements also mention project management, customer service, and sales.

Education Administration Job Objective Statements

In this group there are eight samples of resume job objective statements for Education Administration professionals. They include:

Program director
Administrative support
Business management
Staff management
Transportation and safety
Corporate experiential learning and development

Executive and Middle Management Career Objective Statements

In this group of 15 samples of career objective statements for middle and executive management, you'll find ones for:

Senior manager
Executive manager
Executive director
Vice president
Senior executive
And other senior positions

Finance/Accounting Job Objective Statements

In this group you'll find nine examples of resume job objectives statements for Finance/Accounting professionals, including:

Credit card management
Product management
Investment services
Accounting management
And senior management positions in financial services

Human Resources Job Objective Statements

In this group there are 10 sample job objective statements for Human Resources professionals, including those for:

Human Resources generalist
Human Resources management
International Human Resources
Employment specialist
Employee training
Workforce operations specialist

Marketing Job Objective Statements

There are 13 resume job objective statements for Marketing in this group. They include:

Marketing support
Account management
National and international promotions
Product management
Direct marketing and analysis
Sales and marketing
Marketing communications
Executive management

Project Management Job Objective Statements

Here are six sample job objective statements for Project Managers in these areas.

General business
Internet and software
Program development and training
Auto industry
Organization and Training
Special projects

Sales / Customer Service Job Objective Statements

Check out the 11 sample resume job objective statements for Sales and Customer Service in this group. They include:

Software sales
Account management
Customer quality
Medical/pharmaceutical sales
Manufacturer's sales representative
Customer service representative
Marketing and sales
Customer relations
Senior management, Sales and Marketing
And entry-level sales and customer service jobs

Teaching / Training Job Objective Statements

In this section you'll findĀ 13 examples of resume job objective statements for teaching and training professionals. They include:

High school teacher
ESL teacher
Substitute teacher
Career school instructor
Adjunct instructor
College/university professor
Law professor
Senior Army instructor
Writing coach
Employee/Client trainer
Employee trainer
Computer trainer

Technical Job Objective Statements

In this group you'll findĀ eight sample job objective statements from IT and other technical resumes. They include:

Environmental specialist
Research analyst
Software engineer
Software sales engineer
Technical account manager
Project manager
Broadcast / electronics engineer

More Samples

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.