Writing Manager Career Objectives

Writing comprehensive career objectives helps you focus your development as a manager. As an HR professional with more than 25 years of experience, I know that to write an effective objective that catches the eye of potential employers, you should first review job descriptions by using a search engine . Identify the trending keywords and use these in your objective. By stating a clear objective, you show that you have really thought about what you want to achieve, when you want to accomplish it. Do this using a short, concise statement that does not exceed 75 words. Provide enough details so a prospective hiring manager sees how you can help his company but not so much that it’s difficult to read. Show specific examples of your skills, abilities and competencies if possible. Avoid using general objectives, such as obtain a position as a general manager in a successful company. You want to stand out.

A well-written career objective enables a person to fulfill his aspirations by obtaining challenging work that allows him to realize his own potential in a location that suits himself and his family. A good objective for a manager shows how he can ensure his company maintains an efficient operation and makes a profit. Effective managers utilize available resources to produce the highest quality products and services at the lowest possible costs.

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Examples:

  1. Obtain a challenging leadership role that allows me to use my skills as a certified Project Management Professional with a growing company.
  2. Secure a position with a stable business where I can be part of an executive team and diversify my management skills in another industry in a different location.
  3. Pursue a career in which I can use my marketing research, analytical, communication and presentation skills to contribute to increased company profits and expanded brand recognition for a small business.
  4. Obtain a position as an engineering manager to lead initiatives that utilize state-of-the-art, software and hardware components in an environment that encourages innovative thinking and creative problem solving in response to complex global problems.
  5. Lead a culturally diverse team in consultative selling environment, generating at least $20,000 per month in product and service revenue.

Effective career objectives for managers allow these leaders to utilize their years of experience as an individual contributor to transition into leadership roles. Clearly stated objectives show potential employers that you know what it takes to motivate, inspire and direct company work. A good career objective shows who you are, what you can do, and what you are looking for in a new opportunity. You can also supply details about your long-term plan, unless you are applying for a temporary job.