Resume Career Objective

A career objective is generally used in graduate resumes more experienced job seekers use a professional objective.

The resume objective should be:

  • Clear and concise.
  • Contains resume action verbs.
  • Contains job & skill related keywords.
  • Focus on the employer's needs rather than on yours.

A career objective expresses what you want to achieve in your career and which position you aspire to.


Professional Objective:

A lead role in the web software development team using Java and Apache.

Your objective should include:

Your skills, achievements, the position you are seeking, the specific skills you want to learn and develop, and the kind of company you would like to work for. These should be aligned to the job advertisement.

Your objective should be more what you can do for the employer rather than vice versa.

If the potential employer sees that your objectives are his targets then you have become a potential candidate, this is a good technique to quickly grab the attention of the reader.