Quick Search

Applying for Graduate Jobs: Writing your Career Objective

When writing your CV, it's very important to summarise your career objectives, as well as what you're looking for in a current role. This is particularly useful when you're applying for graduate jobs where your previous work experience won't necessarily be as relevant.

Including a career objective can help you:

  • Outline the type of role you're looking for in a graduate career.
  • Show your potential employer the type of skill-sets or qualifications you have.
  • Demonstrate what you're hoping to achieve in the future.

How to write a compelling career objective for graduate jobs:

  • Be honest. Think about what you really, genuinely want from a role. Don't write something that just sounds cliché or like you've taken it from somewhere else.
  • Be specific. Rather than saying that you're looking for "a job in advertising", say that you're interested in "managing client relationships as an Account Executive".
  • Be realistic. When talking about your career goals, don't suggest that you want to become the CEO within two years or that you want to make a million dollars by the time you're 35. Instead, mention achievable goals like, "Put the skills I learnt in my Business Management degree into practice in a real environment – and eventually assume the role of Account Manager for some of the agency's key clients".
 
Job Feedback
Login

To login, please provide the email address you registered with, and your password. If you have forgotten your password, please click here.

 
 


Feedback

Hi there! We want to make this site as good as it can for you, the user. Please tell us what you would like to do differently and we will do our best to accommodate!

 
Enter the code shown above *

 
Job Advertising

Advertise your jobs with Australia's #1 graduate careers site. Attracting visitors on the Unigrad Student pages per month, your job will receive maximum exposure on unigrad.

Standard Listing

Includes job content only.

Classic Listing

Includes job content and logo only.

Premium Listing

Includes job content, header, footer and logo. Additional categories on the profile and video potential.

$150 per month

$200 per month

$250 per month