Get certification to increase your credibility.
Stand out from the crowd by gaining one of the many project management certifications you can get. It shows dedication to the profession and also improves your credibility.
Here are the keywords and skills that appear most frequently on recent Management job postings. In other words, these are the most sought after skills by recruiters and hiring managers. So try to include them on your resume where possible.
Remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your resume, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. Use the free Targeted Resume tool to help with this.
Where on my resume do I add these buzzwords?
Try to add these keywords directly into your resume's work experiences. Alternatively, you can also include a Skills section where you can list your technical skills in order of your proficiency.
Oh and one more thing! It goes without saying, but only include these technical skills or keywords into your resume if you actually have experience with them.
Paste your resume below and our AI will identify which keywords are missing from your resume from the list above (and what you need to include). Including the right keywords will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (i.e. resume screeners) which may scan your resume for keywords to see if you're a match for the job.
Go through the Management posting you're applying to, and identify hard skills the company is looking for. For example, skills like Sales Management, Business Management and Account Management are possible skills. These are skills you should try to include on your resume.
Add other common skills from your industry - such as Business Development, Business Strategy and Marketing Strategy - into your resume if they're relevant.
Incorporate skills - like Retail Banking, International Business and Derivatives - into your work experience too. This shows hiring managers that you have practical experience with these tools, techniques and skills.
On Management resumes, you should give specific accomplishments that involve you training others, whether that's in your team or other stakeholders.
Hiring managers often want to see evidence of leadership and management on a Management resume, so try to include any examples of where you led a project or managed other people.
Try to add the exact job title, Management, somewhere into your resume to get past resume screeners. See the infographic for how to do this.
Here are examples of proven resumes in related jobs and industries, approved by experienced hiring managers. Use them as inspiration when you're writing your own resume. You can even download and edit the resume template in Google Docs.
This is a high executive-level position. In this position, you may be leading the entire project management department or a whole project-based company. As an executive your responsibilities are broad and the people under you are many. You may find yourself developing strategy and planning projects, overseeing the execution of projects, speaking to clients or other stakeholders, etc. Recruiters will almost always expect at least a bachelor’s degree in project management or a related field, and at least 5 years of experience as a project manager. Take a look at this strong PMO director's resume.
This resume template is suitable for experienced hires or mid-level hires. The education contains two examples of an education experiences, but only include one (your most recent one) if you're a senior level employee.
This template is clean, readable by resume screeners, and is effective at calling out key accomplishments and projects from specific work experiences. This would be useful if you have been at a company for a while, or been in a consulting-type of role, and want to point hiring managers to your most impressive accomplishments.
This two column resume template has been designed and created in Google Docs, and puts an emphasis on a skills section. You can download it in Word, or edit it directly in Google Docs.
If you're a job seeker with a few years of experience under your belt, use a template like this one. It's simple, effective at highlighting our work experience, and minimizes the emphasis on the education section (the dates are omitted which is good to prevent ageism, especially if you graduated more than 10 years ago).
Use this Google Docs template if you're a student, recent graduate, or a career changer. Right out of college, you may not have much experience in the field. To supplement that, use your experience in clubs and activities, volunteering, projects, and useful coursework to help highlight your knowledge on the subject.
The following word cloud highlights the most popular keywords that appear on Management job descriptions. The bigger the word, the more frequently it shows up on employer's job postings. If you have experience with these keywords, include them on your resume.
Here are common soft skills that appear on Management job postings. Unlike hard skills, which refer to tools, software or techniques, soft skills focus on character traits and interpersonal skills.
Do not list these words or phrases on your resume, and instead focus on the hard skills we described above.
The most common skills and keywords we found on Management resumes and job postings were Business Development, Business Strategy, Management, Sales Management, Sales, Account Management, Marketing Strategy and Business Management.
Skills like Derivatives, Coaching, Retail Banking, Financial Services and International Business also appeared on related job postings.
If you are writing a Retail Manager resume, try to emphasize skills like Retail, Store Management, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Sales, Sales Management, Fashion and Apparel.
Similarly, if you are writing a Management Representative resume, emphasize skills like ISO 22000, Insurance, Health Insurance, ISO 9001, U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Quality Management, Healthcare and Medicare.
Depending on the specific role you apply to, you may need to emphasize different skill sets. Here are a few examples:
While the keywords above are a good indication of what skills you need on your resume, you should try to find additional keywords that are specific to the job. To do this, use the free Targeted Resume tool. It analyzes the job you are applying to and finds the most important keywords you need on your resume.
It is personalized to your resume, and is the best way to ensure your resume will pass the automated resume filters.Start targeting your resume