Objectives for freelancers, consultants, contract workers
- To assist clients in creating a Web presence through leading-edge technology.
- To create, produce, inspire, and excel by designing Web sites that capture clients’ unique identities through creative imagery and comprehensive interactivity.
- Professional photojournalist seeks freelance opportunities in Southern California.
- To forge contract multimedia relationships that will benefit from my information-design, multimedia-authoring, Web-development, and graphic-design strengths.
- Provide freelance writing services, specializing in medicine, health, wellness, biology, science, and nature topics.
Using an objective to indicate geographic preference or affiliation
- To parlay significant experience in sales, procurement, and physical distribution in an Industrial Products position upon relocation to the Dallas area.
- To return to New York City and apply occupational-therapy expertise to helping patients achieve independence, improve their quality of life, and attain full occupational performance.
In the following example, the job-seeker uses a strong past affiliation with the city in which his target job is located:
- To contribute solid knowledge of Detroit, outstanding leadership abilities, and an exceptionally strong background in program administration, including 18 years in the Detroit Public Schools, to the position of Executive Director of the Detroit Downtown District.
Using an objective to declare affiliations that would not normally be appropriate on a resume
One of the cardinal rules of resume writing is that you should not reveal religious, political, or other controversial affiliations that might cause an employer to screen you out. But when you’re actually applying to an employer where your affiliation or your fervor for a cause is important to getting the job, this kind of specificity becomes a plus:
- To contribute exceptional experience in communications leadership, along with deep and abiding spiritual faith, as Senior Director of Communications, Unified Church World Headquarters.
Using an objective to indicate strong interest in an organization’s product or service
It can be especially important for career-changers to express interest in what the employer is all about. In the following example, the job-seeker had no professional experience in the performing arts, so he emphasized his love of jazz in his objective statement to increase his chances.
- To contribute life-long interest in jazz and extensive management experience as Executive Director, Jazz at Spokane Center