How to write an objective for a resume?

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Not all recruiters consider compulsory item “Target” in the resume. But if you specify an objective and think about the wording properly, this will be an absolute plus.

3 requirements how to write an objective for a resume


One of the typical mistakes of job seekers is when the objective is formulated in a very general way. That is, this objective can be placed on 90 resumes out of 100 – and it will perfectly suit both an accountant, an investment manager, and an IT specialist.

A worthy objective, but a very common one. Immediately the question arises – does the expert have an idea about HOW he will seek career growth? Maybe he expects that the growth will bring him on a platter employer?

An example of how to write an objective for a resume:

“The position of the purchasing manager in a manufacturing company with access to the international market.”

Here we have indicated a specific position and the desired field of activity of the employer.

It is Important!

We strongly recommend that you adapt both the position and the field of activity for the vacancy to which you are sending your resume. That is, in this case, the objective is well formulated, if you send a resume to the vacancy of the purchasing manager, and the company really has access to the international market. The recruiter will see a match between the vacancy and your expectations – and most likely will distinguish you from other applicants.

The mismatch is fraught with the fact that your resume will go to the basket.

Focus on the interests of the employer

An example of how not to write an objective:

“The objective: to get a job in a developing company that provides corporate training for employees, promotes their career growth, and also guarantees a social package.”

What’s wrong? It’s simple. This objective is screaming: the employer is obliged to provide me with education, growth and social package, I disagree on less!

Meanwhile, because you are looking for a job, and not the employer needs you. The employer still has 3-5-10 applicants for this job …

So we go down from heaven to earth and serve ourselves under a completely different sauce. The purpose of the resume should answer the question – what can you give to your employer? What benefits will he get if he takes you to work?


Everything is simple here. The objective is 2-3 lines. Not a paragraph, not an essay. “Brevity is the sister of talent,” as the classic said. This is the main landmark.