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:
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.