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May. 22, 19 | 11:16 am

When it comes to your career and future, it is always best to plan things out and keep your spontaneous impulses at bay for the most part. You can’t just blindly follow a trail that can end up leading to nowhere. What a huge risk that is! A risk that most people aren’t even willing to take.

Now, this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be rambunctious and instinctive, everyone is a free human being at the end of the day. This also doesn’t mean that you should aim to have your whole life planned out, because first of all, that’s impossible; life works in mysterious ways and no one knows what might happen in the distant future. And second of all, doesn’t it just sound so boring to have everything planned out down to the second?

A lot of people aren’t in that place yet and they can’t confidently say where they want to be in the future or who they want to become. So, it’s totally normal if you still haven’t figured out your career objective yet, especially if you’re a fresh graduate, or if you’re thinking of changing career paths and need to set a new one. But, you should certainty consider setting yourself a career objective, as it can have numerous advantages that you can be taking advantage of, not to mention that employers love it. Especially when you include it in your CV.

Now, career experts at Bayt.com have written this article to help shed light on the advantages of having a career objective and emphasize the importance of it.

So, why should you have a career objective?

• Map out your career

There are so many things happening in today’s world, so much opportunity within your reach, but which one is the right one? Where do you see yourself in the future? One of the first steps to plan out your career is starting with a career objective, which can act as some sort of golden compass that you can use to guide you through your career. It also helps you recalibrate whenever you feel like you took a wrong turn and think your career is spiraling into something that you didn’t put it out to be.

Having a career objective can help you set certain short and long-term goals for yourself, which you can then focus your efforts and energy towards achieving certain metrics, instead of just going with the flow and following non-meaningful or irrelevant opportunities.

Also, when you have a clearly mapped out career with a solid career objective, you can expect to have higher motivation and productivity at work. Why? When you have strategically sized and placed goals ahead of you, it will make the whole idea of a career objective seem easier to achieve, as it is broken down into smaller “bite-able pieces.” And with time, this can imbed your career objective even deeper into your brain, which can certainly increase your motivation to lead and live your career. Combined with the right amount of passion, you’ll basically be obsessed with your career.

What if you already have a set career objective, but don’t know which companies have a compatible culture? You’ve worked so hard to form a solid career objective, what if you get a job at a company that doesn’t even acknowledge your objective, and then you’re just stuck there? But, not to worry, experts at Bayt.com have thought this through and never want job seekers to be in that situation. That’s why they offer the Bayt.com Company Search tool. This tool literally gives job seekers the ability to stalk companies online, in order for them to get an idea of what the company does, as well as a taste of their culture.

• Measure your progress

When you have a paved way leading to a solid career objective with various targets dotted out in order; it makes it much easier and clearer for you to record and measure your progress within a certain timeframe. You should certainly consider measuring your progress.

For example, imagine yourself as a sales executive, and your next goal is to increase your sales up by at least 30% within the next 6 months. You can conduct monthly or even weekly reviews on your progress towards your goal, in order to analyse any trends and identify key areas of improvement. You might find out, for example, that you’re not getting that many sales with upstream clients, by knowing this information you can then develop your strategy and knowledge to better suit that specific kind of client and ultimately increase sales.

And remember, when it comes to setting a career objective, it’s not what you are, it is who you want to become. It’s not how good you are, it’s how good you want to become. You should always strive to learn as much as possible and whenever possible. You can do this by using Bayt.com’s learning services such as online courses and training courses.
Not only will enrolling in training courses help you develop the skills and qualifications you need to reach your career objective, but also convey you as having a sense of accountability for your own development and growth, which employers will love.

• Impress employers

What better way to portray yourself as mature and in charge of your own development than having a powerful career objective. That’s why you should certainly include a career objective in your CV.

A career objective on a CV should basically be an overview of where you currently are in your career and where you aspire to head. It should also include certain points about yourself that convey you as fit for the job that you are applying for.

When it comes to writing your career objective on your CV, you should aim to make it as clear, concise and direct as possible. You don’t want to use the same career objective for two different jobs, the whole point of including one in your CV is to make you look like you know exactly what you’re looking for in your next job. Having a generic and untargeted career objective will do just the opposite. You should always stick to the golden rule of CV writing: always tailor your CV to each and every job you apply for. This applies to your career objective!

If you find yourself stuck or kind of lost with writing your career objective on your CV or even with writing your CV all together, you can opt for professional CV Writing Service such as the one Bayt.com offers.

Also, having a clearly set career objective makes it much easier for you to explain your strengths and aspirations to others: including key connections, networking event attendees, and potential employers. When you’re asked “where do you see yourself in the foreseeable future?” having an already set career objective can certainly help you get the message across in a smoother and more efficient manner. Employers can spot a phony from a mile away; they’re trained to do that.

About Bayt.com:

Bayt.com is the #1 job site in the Middle East with more than 40,000 employers and over 36,000,000 registered job seekers from across the Middle East, North Africa and the globe, representing all industries, nationalities and career levels. Post a job or find jobs on www.bayt.com today and access the leading resource for job seekers and employers in the region.

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