What are common examples of career goals?

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What are common examples of career goals?
What are your career goals? (Business man image by UBE from Fotolia.com)

A career goal is often a particular position people seek to achieve at the peak of their career or before they reach retirement. While some people might choose to list a long-term career goal as their career objective on a professional resume, you may decide to choose a short-term goal for a resume, especially when you have customised your resume to match a particular job announcement. Here are five common examples of career goals.


One career goal is to develop enough skill in a particular field to qualify for a position managing professionals with the same skill set.


Another career goal concerns acquiring sufficient expertise to open your own consultant business. Becoming a consultant enables you to set your own hours, choose your own work, and determine how much your work is worth to customers.


The career goal of owning your own business is what some say is the American dream of the 21st century. This goal is relevant to professionals who can deal with the uncertainty of striking out alone in an uncertain economy.

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Another career goal is to secure a position that provides the best benefits, including compensation and vacation time, available in the marketplace.


Some people care more about the work tasks they perform every day. They want an independent position in which they enjoy almost total flexibility in choosing assignments and how to accomplish those assignments.

Resume Resources

Students and professionals can read the free repository of resources on resumes and other career topics provided online by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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