Resume Objectives: Resume Summary
Some people strongly suggest including a summary of your career
objective after the name and contact information. Others think
that it is not necessary to clearly state which job you are
seeking. Our advice is that if you are sending your resume
directly to the person who reviews candidates only for this
position, then you do not need to cover resume objective.
Otherwise, you shall include. Also, if you are including your
cover letter where you clearly indicate what kinds of job you
are are applying for, it is not necessary to include this resume
An objective should be clearly stated, and really
what you the employer want to read.
If you prefer to include a short list of your skills rather
than a resume objective, here is a good place to do so. In
general, these skills are perfectly matching the need of the
Below you will find a sample resume summary for job
Type of Career Field
- List your target career area, e.g. marketing, teaching,
electrical engineering, etc.
- For employers with multiple career areas available, up to 3
career areas may be listed - EXAMPLES: accounting or financial
management; marketing, sales, or corporate relations; etc.
Type of Position
- Full-time, internship, co-op, summer, part-time
- There are times when listing the important skills
for the position in the objective with a statement like
- "with opportunity to utilize strong communication and
organizational skills" may be helpful. However, if this
is part of your objective, be sure that the skills
mentioned are relevant to the career goal and are
demonstrated through the experiences listed in the
Type of Environment/Industry
- To help employers feel that you are interested
in working for them, indicating their work
environment in the objective is effective -
EXAMPLES: medium-sized company vs. large
corporation; comprehensive university vs. liberal
arts college; government agency vs. non-profit
- Additionally, listing the industry solidifies
your interest, e.g. banking industry, manufacturing
industry, educational institution, financial
Sample Resume Objectives
are examples of resume objective.
secure a sales position within a major electronics
products corporation with opportunity to utilize my
outstanding communicational skills
secure a manager position within the accounting
OBJECTIVE: To secure an internship
position to gain hands-on experience in public
OBJECTIVE: To secure a part-time
position within a travel agency to obtain knowledge
and experience in the sales and marketing field.
OBJECTIVE: To secure an entry-level position as a
coordinator for a web hosting company.