Sample Resume Objectives

The sample resume objectives below will give you some inspiration when you are writing your own resume.

Objectives are simple to write. Unlike profiles, there is no need to get fancy when you are writing an objective.


  • Seeking a part time position as an administrative assistant.
  • To obtain a postion as a retail sales clerk.
  • Seeking a position as a librarian within the public school system.
  • To obtain an entry level position as a customer service representative.

Notice the objectives are simple, straightforward, and not fancy or overblown in any way. They simply serve to let employers quickly determine what type of work you are seeking and to help them read your resume more quickly and intelligently.

You can find more sample job objectives and tips writing job objectives. Also, if you don't feel a straightforward job objective is right for you, review the resume profiles article to determine whether a resume profile would be a better choice for your resume.

Update 2014: Please note that job objectives are falling out of fashion, and including a profile on your resume is preferable to an objective. You can learn more about profiles heres
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