I was interested to read your comments about including a career interests/goals section in your actual CV as opposed to the cover letter. I would be more inclined to do this in the cover letter since it allows for greater customisation leaving the CV more of a description of 'fact' than aspiration. So was interested to read that your experience suggested something different. I wonder if it may depend a bit on the job area and candidate as well. So for someone setting out then this might be a good way to put some substance into the CV for example.
Hi, Lisette and thank you for the warm welcoming!
Yes, the presence of a career objective depends on the job the candidate is applying for. You will not see a career objective if one is applying for a seller in a shop position (well...not necessarily at least). The Resume should have a well established objective when one is applying for a position in a great company. It is part of an etiquette and part of a first impression if you want.
It is true that the career objective is better seen and developed on in the cover letter accompanying the CV, but I still think there should be an area destined to it in the CV itself. It doesn't have to be too detailed at all. Just to point out the intention and the resources to sustain that intention.
Check out some resume samples and check the Human resources related ones for example:http://www.cvtips.com/resume_samples.html
Should you be interested in something else as well, I'll be around
Thanks again for welcoming me!