by former recruiter David Alan Carter
real-life examples of resume objectives  

Social Work Resume Objective

Examples of resume objectives for
positions in Social Work and Human Services.

First, an important word of advice. Not every Social Work or Human Services resume requires an objective statement. In fact, many such resumes would be better served if they began with a qualifications summary or profile statement. How to know when to use what? It's a bit nuanced, but in broad terms, objective statements are most effective on resumes for entry-level job seekers, or for those seeking a career change. Why? Because in neither case do the job seekers have work histories that suggest an objective.
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What's more, even when an objective statement is warranted, the wording of that objective is critical. It's not about what you want; rather, it's about what you can bring to the prospective employer. Sound a bit tricky to write? It is.

That's why I advise my clients to consider hiring a professional resume writer in certain circumstances. What are those circumstances? There are two:

-- If your resume will be fighting for attention in a competitive job market, or...
-- If your job qualifications are difficult for you to express in a promotional--and yet unbiased--manner.

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OK, that's it for the advice. Now, on to the social work resume objectives...

-- David Alan Carter


The following social work resume objective was for a license social worker and recent college graduate with 2 years of counseling experience...

A position in SOCIAL WORK/HUMAN SERVICES requiring a skilled counselor and effective therapist with excellent group facilitation skills and the proven ability to work well with diverse populations.


The following human services resume objective was for a client with an M.S.W. and 8 years of professional and internship experience in Human Services ...

A full-time position in the field of SOCIAL/HUMAN SERVICES requiring a qualified professional with an exemplary record of academic achievement, relevant clinical experience, and the proven ability to work well with diverse populations.


The following human services resume objective was for a recent college graduate with a B.S. in Social Sciences (currently enrolled in M.S.W. Program) and over two years experience in Human Services...

A position in the field of HUMAN SERVICES requiring an effective communicator with excellent counseling skills, a proactive style of management, and the ability to work with diverse populations.

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