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Career Objectives

Many people wonder what to write for their objective statement -- here are some good examples.

The following statements of objectives are intended to serve only as guides.  You should prepare your own
objectives, recognizing that an interviewer may ask for an explanation or clarification.  Statements should be
12-25 words in length.

ACCOUNTANT

Accounting position in budgeting or cost auditing with a growing corporation utilizing experience in accounting
systems.  Long-term goal of division controller. Willing to relocate.

ADVERTISING

Entry-level position in media department of a large advertising agency using analytical skills to determine and
plan effective space utilization.

BANKING

Management trainee utilizing exposure to bank functions and operations, analytical, and organizational skills. 
Long-term goal of branch manager.

BROADCASTING

Entry-level broadcasting position using experience in copy editing and writing news releases.  Announcer and
news reporter with a television station as long-term goal.

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING

Technical position also offering customer relations and trouble-shooting duties in a growth field such as plastics
or specialty chemicals.  Long-term goal of management.

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING / SYSTEMS ANALYSIS

Programmer or systems analyst using quantitative and mathematical training, and special interest in marketing
and financial application.  Department management is long-term goal.

CONSUMER PRODUCTS SALES

Sales representative with a consumer products organization.  Eventual goal is marketing management with
involvement in training, advertising, and market research.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING

Initial placement in electronic design involved with research, development, testing, and evaluation.  Management
is a long-term objective.

FINANCE

Entry-level position in finance utilizing analytical and communication skills.  Long-term objective is management
of branch or department of financial institution.

MARKETING

Entry-level assignment in marketing leading to a supervisory position.  Long-term objective is to qualify for
senior management position.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Technical assignment in vibration study and stress analysis, eventually becoming project manager.

NEWSPAPER REPORTING

A reporting position with a daily newspaper using interviewing, writing, and photography skills.  Editorial
writing is a long-range goal.

OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT

Entry position in Industrial Products utilizing experience in sales, procurement, and physical distribution.
Long-range goal of director of materials management.

PERSONNEL

Personnel assistant in a health care facility utilizing knowledge of labor relations, benefit programs, and wage
administration.  Long-range goal of personnel manager.

PUBLIC RELATIONS

Entry-level position on public relations staff of growing public utility company utilizing interests in photography,
copywriting, and preparing press releases.  Management is long-term goal.

RETAIL MANAGEMENT

Entry-level position in merchandise management with an established retail firm leading to a senior buying
position.  Willing to relocate.

SALES REPRESENTATIVE

Sales representative for a growing company using communication, organization, and marketing skills. 
Upper-level sales management as an eventual goal.

TECHNICAL SALES

Industrial sales representative utilizing chemistry and biological sciences background.  Long-range goal of
management and supervision of budgets and marketing personnel.