Career Statement and Personal Mission Examples

Once you've listed all your goals, values, possible contributions etc. and know what you want from life, relationships and your dream job, you are ready to write your career statement.

Below are several examples of career statements and personal mission statements. You don't have to write essays and can have very short career statements that can easily be incorporated into your objectives section of your CV. You can also write longer career statements that you can use for personal growth.

One way that you can distinguish between the two is that your personal mission statement contains your main values and aspirations, while the career statement is focused on what you want to achieve and contribute to a certain career or job field.

Personal Mission Examples:

Example 1

I am loving, kindhearted, and trustworthy.
I care about the poor and keep my promises.
I aim to motivate and inspire people to reach their potential.
I believe that success comes from within and that my attitude determines how successful I will be.
I am open to new ideas.
I confront challenges head on and don't shy away from taking responsibility for my actions.

Example 2

I am trustworthy and empathetic towards others.
I strive to build trust based on performance.
I am committed to growth in my personal and work relationships.

Example 3

I aspire to gain the respect and admiration of others by being open, honest, fair and reliable.
I will treat all people with the respect I want and will expect little, but will give a lot.
I will keep to my word and will finish what I have started.

Career Statement Examples

Example 1

My career mission is to develop into an outstanding person in my work and to contribute to the understanding of left-handedness in education.

Example 2

My career mission is to become the first women CEO of Software Engineering Inc. and to build a network of companies related to this field, which will contribute to the development and wide spread usage of the company's software packages.

Example 3

My career mission is to develop a product that will revolutionize the way that windscreens are repaired.

Your personal mission statement declares how you perceive life and your role in it, while your career statement helps you to identify what your role in the career field will be. The career statement should be focused on your main goal and the employer who you plan to work for if you use it as part of the objectives section.