Resume Objective Samples

Creating an outstanding resume requires thought and effort. This is especially true when it comes to creating job objective statement for your resume.

Wording the objective statement correctly seems like putting a puzzle together. It's important to identify what you want to do, while highlighting your skills, but doing so in a way that lets the hiring manager know you'll be using those skills to meet the company's goals.

To make this easier, a variety of resume objective samples are listed below. These samples are designed to give you an idea of how the objective statement ought to be worded. Remember, the employer is scanning your resume, so making it a powerful read from the very beginning is vital.

When reviewing the resume objective samples below, you'll notice some similarities.

The resume objective statement should have the following three elements:

  1. The job for which you are applying
  2. The skills that you possess which match those needed in the position
  3. How your skills will benefit the company

When you have all three of these elements in place, you have the perfect mix for an excellent objective statement.

Resume Objective Samples:

Operations Manager utilizing appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help build a cohesive team and facilitate the completion of team goals

Elementary School Teacher preferably in a second grade classroom dedicated to age-appropriate instruction utilizing, multiple instructional strategies, technology and thematic study focused on education the whole child

Certified Public Accountant with strong analytical abilities dedicated to efficiently and effectively budgeting and analyzing financial statements to ensure the fiscal efficiency of the organization

Office Manager utilizing appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to help ensure the effective and efficient flow of work throughout the office.

Professional Customer Service position with an opportunity to enhance relationships with customers while increasing sales and profits.

Serve as Legal Advisor, making legal determinations, advising the firm's partners as well as reviewing agreements or legal documents to secure the firm's interests

Production Artist to take the lead role in the design of corporate collateral and online support materials for the company’s internal and external marketing efforts

To fill the role of High School Principal by successfully leading the school through building high performing teams, responsibly managing work and people, and enlisting others in the school vision

Financial Planner seeking an achievement-driven opportunity to create and maintain profitable relationships with clients while maximizing investment strategies designed to achieve their financial goals

Sales Support Manager forming direct relationships with both internal sales partners and external customers while working to achieve or exceed revenue goals and distribution objectives

A position as a Real Estate Agent – successfully working with home buyers and sellers to profitably list and sell homes while ensuring positive experiences for everyone involved

Insurance Claims Adjuster utilizing appropriate methods and a flexible interpersonal style to investigate, evaluate, negotiate and settle assigned claims

Network Engineer with proficient skills in network design and security to utilize my high standards of productivity to ensure the outstanding management of local area network hardware and software

While these resume objective samples are just that, samples, they provide some insight into what a good resume objective statement looks like. Don't forget the three elements listed above. All three are important for a prospective employer to truly get a feel for the kind of employee you will be.

If you are in doubt about your objective statement, have someone else review it. It is always a good idea to have someone proofread and/or read over your resume materials.

Be sure to read the many additional pages on resume writing on this site to ensure your resume is one that employers WANT to read.

If you are finished reading about Resume Objective Samples, you can learn more about which Resume Formats highlight the job objective and which do not 

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