Management Resume Writing Do's

Management resume writing do's and don'ts are geared towards getting a good response to your resume, when applying for management positions. What many people are finding is that past management headings may not fit their current career goals. There is a perceived salary range that goes with certain headings and titles for those in management and they do little to highlight the skills you offer.

When you consider management resume writing do's and don'ts, take the focus off position titles and put it on listing skill headings to highlight the duties of past management job experience. It creates a different resume that can result in more interviews because so many management jobs entail skills that are too numerous to list. There are a few skills that pertain to almost any management jobs and they should be included in your resume.

Management resume writing do's:

·    You can list management job titles, but create sub-titles that describe the job. For example, a Division Manager might list sub-titles that include Customer Services Representatives Management, Profit and Loss Responsibility and Controller or Supervisor of Multiple Facilities.

·    Leadership skills, increases in productivity and employee morale, proven profitability and sales revenue increases are things that potential employers will look for. Customer services are always a major factor in management positions and should be included in your management resume.

·    Convey the depth and diversity of your management skills by listing several key areas of responsibility. Break your job duties into different areas and summarize them in descriptive skills or responsibility headings.

·    Consider the salary level that your management titles place you at and consider replacing them with skills headings for a more favorable light. 85% of management resumes do not place management candidates at the salary levels they are making, which de-values their potential.

·    Make your manager resume easy to read by listing descriptive skill headings, but leave out details that don't seem pertinent.


Gail Esparan