No resume is complete without a professional goal statement. Read this article and learn how to construct a well written professional goal statement that'll have the employer coming back to your resume.

Professional Goal Statement Examples

What is a perfect Curriculum Vitae? How do you prepare it? Apart from the obvious: your name, address, and contact information; it needs to have your academic qualifications, your professional qualifications, your professional skills, work experience if any, strengths & weaknesses, and interests. Is there anything else that seems amiss? There’s a good probability that many of you won’t find the absence of a professional statement all that much noticeable. Reason being: you either forgot or didn’t think of it having much importance. But a professional goal statement, rest assured, is as important as any of your academic or professional qualifications. From a bundle of uncountable resumes that employers receive and have to go through; a clearly written professional statement will let your potential employer know of what you wish to attain and contribute to your professional field if given a chance in their company. Missing out on it will send out a negative impression to the employer and will narrow your chances of being called for an interview. Tips on writing a professional statement and some sample professional statements will follow next in this article. Keep reading!
Writing A Professional Goal Statement
  • First and foremost, a professional goal statement should be clear, free of any grammatical & spelling errors, and devoid of any jargons. Don’t try to project yourself as the smartest, but as a focused and dedicated aspirant.
  • Don’t fly off the hook by setting yourself a goal that you know you can’t achieve. Be realistic and mention a goal that you’re sure to achieve by putting your best foot forward.
  • Set time frames within which you want to achieve your professional goals. If your goal is to become a senior manager of your company; mention a time within which you want to do that, like 4 to 5 years.
  • Focus only on what your goal is and till when you want to achieve it. Don’t go on blabbering about why you chose this goal and don’t focus too much on how you’re going to get there.
  • Don’t create a professional goal statement of more than a few lines; a paragraph with 4-5 lines will do. If you know the job title you’re applying for, mention it. Also, don’t forget to state a few adjectives describing your professional style.
  • Focus on what value you can add to the company instead of focusing on what you demand from the company.
Sample Professional Goal Statements
  • To become the first women CEO of software engineering inc. and to build a network of companies related to this field, which will contribute to the development and wide spread usage of the company's software packages.
  • To obtain a position as a school teacher that will utilize my strong dedication to children’s development and to their educational needs.
  • To obtain a position as an office secretary in which my computer knowledge, and organizational abilities can be fully utilized.
  • To secure a position that will lead to a lasting working relationship in the field of accounting or bookkeeping.
  • To obtain a position that will enable me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background and ability to work well with people.
  • To obtain a customer care representative position where my customer relations experience can be fully utilized to improve customer satisfaction and enhance the company brand name.
  • Seeking a position in an office environment, where there is a need for a variety of office management tasks including - computer knowledge, organizational abilities, business intelligence and database program use.
  • Create business strategies and develop existing customer sales, marketing tools and product launching.
  • To obtain a position in your financial planning group that utilizes the achievements, skills, strategic thinking, and leadership abilities, which enable me to consistently exceed earnings goals under less than ideal economic conditions.
  • To secure a position as a valuable member of your real estate team that leverages my skills, achievements, and ability to lead personnel in a direction that provides superior earnings.
  • To secure a position as a valued member of your Human Resources department that leverages my achievements, skills, energy, and talent for identifying superior job candidates.
  • To develop a product by the end of 2013 that will revolutionize the way that windscreens are repaired.
  • By December 1st of 2012 I will have positioned myself to ask for a raise of a minimum of 10% of my salary by cutting my department’s budget by 10% and increasing my department’s sales by 10%.

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