Frank A. approached us in need of creating a professional resume to help him secure a new management position. He wrote: “I need my resume to have a sharp look. Looking to find my dream job and want to put the best foot first. Best first impression. Looking for Regional manager, district manager or area manager”
To see how we transformed his resume, please click the before and after resumes below.
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Looking to improve your existing management resume?
Chances are, you are visiting this page because you are looking for a new job (or a promotion) and want some inspiration on improving your resume for management positions. Here are some simple ways to improve your resume if you are looking for a management position. If you’d like more personalized advice (absolutely free), we encourage you to request a free resume review and consultation.
- A resume written specifically for a job posting will always be more successful than a generic resume.
- Your resume should answer the question “Why do I want to hire this person?”
- Your resume is a sales document. It should be crafted to show your best skills, abilities and attributes.
- Use a skills section to showcase specific management skills and keywords such as project management, budget planning, etc.
- Use these keywords liberally. Mirror the terminology from the job posting.
- Use numbers. Numbers are concrete and convey accomplishment.
- A dense resume is unattractive. Use whitespace liberally to create an open, easy to read resume.
- Write your resume in first person, but never use the words “I”, “me”, “my”, etc.
- Eliminate the months from your timeline. It looks better and aids in covering any employment gaps.
- Your resume needs to be a mix of tasks and accomplishments, with emphasis on accomplishments.
- Take credit for your role in the accomplishments of subordinate employees and teams.
- Use action verbs instead of passive terms such as “responsible for”.
- Proofread your resume multiple times. Have a friend or loved one proofread it to. A single typo can get your resume tossed.
If you’d like a complete list of resume tips, please visit our blog posting, “50 Resume Writing Tips“.