Example of a career mission statement
A career mission statement is a brief summary of your goals, personal values, and previous success and identifies the unique contribution you bring to your potential employers. It can only be one or two sentences in length but no matter the length it must have specific attainable goals set in time.
As with personal mission statements, career mission statements follow basic guidelines while remaining specific to the individual needs. Here are some of the basic guidelines:
- Identify three or four examples of personal accomplishments you had within the last five years. These can be either career or personal achievements.
- Identify your main principles. These are a list of qualities which best describe the rules you live by. Organize these from most to least important and use the top five in the mission statement.
- Identify your contributions which enhance the quality of people's lives. This includes family, neighborhood, acquaintances, and current or future employment.
- Identify your goals and objectives using a five year timeline. List these in order of short, medium or long term as well as personal and general objectives.
Here are a few examples of a career mission statement:
My career mission is to develop into an outstanding person in my work and to contribute to the understanding of left-handedness in education.
My career mission is to become the first women CEO of Software Engineering Inc. and to build a network of companies related to this field, which will contribute to the development and wide spread usage of the company's software packages.
My career mission is to develop a product that will revolutionize the way that windscreens are repaired.
Here is the famous mission statement example from John F. Kennedy:
This nation should dedicate itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.