Resume Intention Statement

A resume intention statement is a document which outlines a candidate’s aim or intention with regards to his application for a certain post. It provides an account of his goals, career objectives and statement of intent and is very crucial in creating a solid and lasting first impression. Care should be taken to formulate the goals and intentions very carefully so that the panel of judges can truly obtain a grasp of the candidate’s potential.

The candidate or applicant has to hard sell himself but with subtlety and the resume intention statement is meant for that purpose.

Sample Resume Intention Statement

Name: Jonathan Jones

Date of birth: 12th June 1986

Post aimed for: Assistant Reader, Gill’s University

Educational qualifications: Master’s degree in English Literature.

From: Gill University, Edinburgh

Statement of Intent:

  • I wish to utilize my degree in Literature to transfer my understanding and grasp of the subject to undergraduate students in my alma mater.
  • My area of specialization being Victorian Studies, I wish to explore that area in tandem with students and encourage and facilitate dialogue between myself and my classes. This I believe has been the USP of Gill’s department of English and it is something I wish to further if I am appointed for the desired post.
  • I hope to enthuse students into considering research as a viable option, by encouraging dissertations, term papers and presentation even among undergraduate students which shall open the vast world of information dissemination and its ethics for them.
  • Overall, my intention in wishing for this post is to participate in the dynamic and productive work environment that exists in the department which has fuelled my interest in academics. It is a long cherished wish to give something back to the department that has shaped me as a scholar and as a person.