Career Objective for a Fresher
- August 23, 2021
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- Category: Uncategorized
What do I include in a career objective?
Deciding what to include in a career objective can be difficult. The following are the elements you can include in your objective, but the elements you choose should accurately and concisely describe your goals.
- Career Field
Career fields are general areas of work that include many different job titles but encompass similar work activities. While you may be interested in several career fields, it is better to limit yourself to one for purposes of the career objective.
- Position Title
Position title, occupational title, or job title is the name of a specific position one holds. While some organizations may have their own reference names, most position titles are generic and generalizable to many organizations. Listing a position title on your career objective is appropriate if you know you will be applying for a specific position
- Organizational Category
Identifying a category or industry group helps you identify specific employers within that group. Write your objective with a narrow focus and demonstrate an interest in a specific setting without naming individual employers.
E.g. “To secure a position as an editor for a mid-size publishing firm.”
- Functional Area
Identifying a functional area in a career objective specifies which part of the organization would be of interest to you without narrowing yourself to a specific industry group or organizational category.
E.g. “To obtain a management trainee position within the quality control unit of a production department.”
- Skills – General and Specific
Skills are special talents, functions (General Skills), or tasks (Specific Skills) that you have learned to do well. Skills involve knowledge and physical behaviors that increase your marketability beyond specific career fields and organizational categories. Most jobs require a combination of skills. Identifying your combination lets the employer know where you might fit in the organization.
E.g. “To use my artistic skills especially doing layout, graphic design, and lettering for an advertising firm.”
- Other Factors
There are other elements you can place in your career objective. These are important to identify and include limits, conditions, or personal criteria which would affect your work situation.
E.g. “To work in law enforcement and pursue additional specialized training in forensics.”
Career objectives can be:
- Action-oriented • Directional
Brainstorm possible elements of your career objective. If you have difficulty writing your objective, drop into 3RDiConsulting and ask a career advisor for help developing your objective.