CV Objective

When writing a CV you may want to include an objective. The purpose of a CV objective is to provide the prospective employer with a brief summary of your professional experience, skills, and achievements, and explains why they make you the right candidate for the job. Here are some tips to help you write an objective when necessary.


Consider skipping a CV objective.

 Some companies and hiring managers think a CV objective is passé, outdated, and unnecessary. If you think the hiring manager you’re sending your CV to won’t find an objective necessary, consider leaving the CV objective out altogether.



Neglect to think about it altogether

If you choose not to include a CV objective, that’s fine, but you should think about whether it could assist you in getting the hiring manager’s attention. Think about what you would say in an objective and decide whether it’s worth losing just for a few extra lines of white space.



Rewrite it for every job application

Your objective should match the tone in the company’s mission statement and the general attitude of the job description should give you a good idea of what kind of objective statement to write. You should maintain a similar tone each time you write it, since your career objectives don’t vary much from job to job, but it should be personalised each time.


Keep it to one or two sentences

Your CV objective should be succinct, descriptive, and contain action words. A lengthy objective statement shows that you’re incapable of wrapping up thought succinctly.


Use incomplete sentences.

You don’t want to go too far in the other direction.


Spend too much time on it.

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