- Include important contact information like email, phone number, and location in the header. You can also include links to your LinkedIn and GitHub profiles.
- Make sure you include your career level and functional industry in the profile title. You can also optimize it by using the job title. Here are some examples of profile titles: Certified Associate in Project management, Senior Project Manager, etc.
A professional summary is a summary of your resume that entices recruiters to read the rest of it. Your resume summary should be a summary of your strengths and weaknesses. Include all of your achievements as a project manager and career highlights. To ensure your resume matches the job description, you should include key requirements. Let’s say that the job description requires you to be able to manage the budget. Include this information in the summary if you can prove it on your resume. Take the following example: A Certified Associate in Project Management with 4+ years of experience. He has a track record of managing projects and maintaining budgets. Expert in managing multi-million dollar projects for corporate conglomerates. Effective in applying quality management best practices to minimize risk mitigation. A professional experience section that is effective. It is not enough to simply give information about your roles and responsibilities. It is important to demonstrate tangible accomplishments and how your leadership contributed to the organization. Your professional experience should be based on achievements. Here’s how you can do that:
- Use power verbs when framing one-liner sentences Instead of writing “Responsible to financial cuts”, you can write “Overseeing financial cuts”.
- Make buckets: Create subheadings that are unique to 3-4 points. The ideal subheadings to use for a project resume include “Project Optimization & Budget Planning”, Risk Mitigation &Team Management”, etc.
Include relevant certifications if you are new to project management and have already invested in education or certifications. They can bridge the gap between your current role and your target one. Let’s suppose you have your PMP or CAPM certificate. It will help you to communicate your certifications to recruiters. You can go the extra mile to show off your certifications