A personal career statement is a bit different from a company career statement but the fundamental principles are the same. Writing a personal career statement offers the opportunity to establish what is important and perhaps make a decision to stick to it before we even start a career. Or it enables us to chart a new course when we are at a career crossroads.
The first two elements broadly lay out your experience and your understanding of the job. However, a final statement that illustrates your professional attributes or enthusiasm for the work itself can really set you apart from others, such a statement adds personal element to the objective:
"To bring my eight years of teaching experience to a private, religious based high school, where my love of teaching and personal faith could be real asset to your school and to the students you serve." If the job is not one typically characterized by "enthusiasm", then focus on positive attributes you possess:
"To bring my eight years of restaurant experience to a locally owned business. My dependability and dedication can make me a real asset to your restaurant."
Elements included in core values:
Steps toward personal career statement development:
★ Identify Past Successes
★ Identify Core Values
★ Identify Contributions
★ Identify Goals
★ Write a career Statement
Example of good career objective statement as an answer:
I believe long terms goals are achieved when we break them into smaller achievable goals. My short term goal is to get a job in an organization that is progressive and performance driven. I wish to join a competent team wherein I can add value to projects and in turn, take home learning as well. My long term plan is to secure a challenging position as XXX in the organization and deliver my best.
It is difficult to flesh out an answer but if you prioritize things, you would be able to come up with an appropriate statement.
You need to contemplate and figure out what exactly you are looking for. If 'getting a job' is your short term goal then what kind of job interests you? What do you plan to achieve once you secure the job? Have you chalked out a career graph keeping in mind the job under consideration?
Start off by planning small goals and draft a career graph for yourself. Be 'employer-oriented'.
There are a few basic things that you need to keep in mind while answering such questions:
If you are one of those who lead an un-planned life, you need to be prepared:
★ Draft the answer well in advance
When you are asked about what are your career goals, it is the time to communicate your short and long term plans with the interview, the interviewer would want to learn how stable you are in your professional/personal life, how you plan to achieve your goals and how you will grow with the company that you are working for.
For sales applicants, you should tailor your objective statement to address the position for which you are applying. If you have previous sales experience, try a statement such as "Seeking a position where my profitability and where my history of high product sales volume will be an asset." If you are new to the field, consider a statement such as "Seeking a position where I am able to gain entry-level experience in sales, while applying my excellent communication and people skills." It is important, even where you have minimal direct experience, to highlight what assets you will bring if selected for a position.