Sample Career Objectives
Normally, the career objective will cover five areas: •= •= •= •= •= Functional area of interest (sales, data processing, research, copywriting) Type of organization (government, manufacturing, social service agencies, retailing, financial institution, advertising) Level of position (entry level for most new graduates without relevant experience) Eventual goals (where would you like to be in five years) Size and scope of organization (small, large, local, regional, international) is used if important to the applicant.
The following career objective statements are intended to serve only as a guide. When composing your own, remember that an interviewer may ask for an explanation or clarification. RESEARCH ANALYST: Interested in joining a market research firm or a market research department as an analyist. Long term goal is a senior management position in research. COPYWRITER: Desire position as copywriter for public relations firm, advertising agency or "in house" adgency. BANKING: Interested in bank management training program with emphasis on finance. Will consider e ntry level position in branch management, credit analysis, and commercial and installment lending area. Long term goal is to advance into an officer position. FINANCIAL ANALYST: Wish to join industrial oranization of public service institution as an analyst with the goal of moving into a department manager or agency head position. INDUSTRIAL SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Desire position in marketing that utilizes technical background in physics, chemistry and biological science. Prefer to work for chemical, pharmaceutical, petroleum or electronics firm. Future interest is in management with responsibility for supervision of budgets and professional marketing personnel. DATA PROCESSING: Wish to begin career as a programmer or systems analyst where skills in quantitative and mathematical training can be used. Special interst in marketing and finance applications. RETAILING:...
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