You’ve managed hundreds of projects and know you rock at your job. Now how do you explain that on your resume? Check out this project manager resume sample from a real client we worked with here at Let’s Eat, Grandma, and find out how to make yours just as great.
By: Daniel Lorenzo | Content Marketing Manager at Let’s Eat, Grandma
As a project manager, you get things done. You can wrangle diverse teams, communicate with clients, and prioritize and organize like nobody’s business. Again and again, you somehow manage to deliver complex projects on-time and under budget.
But now there’s one project standing in your way that even you haven’t been able to manage: your resume.
It can be difficult to get your thoughts down on paper. It’s even harder when you have so many years of experience to explain, not to mention the anxiety of landing your next job breathing down your neck (no pressure, right?!)
That’s why we’re here with this helpful project manager resume sample. Here at Let’s Eat, Grandma, we’ve written over a thousand successful resumes for job seekers across every industry and experience level. Our professional business writing consultants know a thing or two about resumes, and we’re happy to share our winning formula with you.
This client (name changed) came to us with 5 years of experience, and we helped him turn it into an attractive, scannable, metrics-based resume that made his accomplishments shine.
Check out both pages of this project manager resume sample, then read on for some actionable tips:
What makes this a great project manager resume sample?
#1: Robust Summary Section
A great summary of qualifications can make or break any resume. We didn’t pull any punches writing Amir a full, robust summary that concisely conveys his experience level, skills, and the proof that he can deliver.
For this summary, we used bullet points to tie Amir’s main areas of expertise to specific accomplishments. This is a particularly effective strategy for a project manager resume, as y’all have so many projects to offer up as examples!
#2: Metrics-Bound Bullets
Every bullet point on your resume should feature a metric in the form of numbers, if possible. Metrics quantify the scope of your accomplishments, making both your resume both more impressive and more readable.
Amir’s resume includes some easy numbers for project managers to include: budget numbers and team sizes.
#3: Skills Straight from Job Descriptions
Check out Amir’s “Skills and Competencies” section. You’ll notice two things:
- It’s chock-full of important keywords. Along with your bullets, a skills section like this is tangible proof that you’re qualified for the job. As these skills are taken straight from the job descriptions that Amir provided, this section is also a great way to include keywords that will get your resume through an ATS system.
- Distinct, job-critical categories. All of those skills are organized into that make it easy for the hiring manager to scan through. Remember – don’t write for the robot! As important as it is to make your resume ATS-friendly, it has to be human-friendly too. 😉
You’ve managed teams to deliver great projects. Now get out there and write a great resume to deliver on the biggest project of all: landing your dream job.
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