If you are an IT Project Manager, you are like a captain of a ship! Yeah, that’s exactly what your job role reflects. The whole process of navigating the team towards one goal is in your hands.
Of course.. Scoping, budgeting, scheduling and resourcing IT projects must be your cup of tea. But, are you stuck at writing your own resume? If so, let’s head start writing a mind blowing resume to land a rewarding IT Project Manager job.
Timing is a crucial factor for any IT project. The same applies to writing a good IT project manager resume. Always remember your resume has a maximum of 6 seconds to give a good first impression for hiring managers.
The key to this is understanding what recruiters expect from any IT Project Manager:
Collaborating with members of multiple project teams
Monitoring progress of each project on a regular basis.
Performing cost/benefit analysis.
Communication and negotiation.
Assigning the right resources to the right projects.
Identifying and resolving any blockers in project completion.
With that being said, now it’s time to start writing a winning IT Project Manager resume.
The easiest way into resume writing is to think that your resume is another project. Your first task in any project would be to identify its major milestones. In simple English, before writing a resume, you need to identify its sections.
This will make your resume simple, structured and easy to read. Here are some tips for shaping the milestones of your IT Project Manager resume.
Convincing power and effective communication are two key skills of any project Manager. Writing an eye-catching header is the best way to show off these skills.
The above headline contains an overview of the applicant. All details necessary to contact him/her are included in one place.
But, what if you do not have any industry experience? What if you are a fresh graduate? Go ahead and include your highest educational qualification and university.
This section is also known as the professional profile or objective statement. This is where you should brand yourself as an IT project management professional.
Checklist to write the perfect IT Project Manager resume summary:
Here is a sample resume summary for an experienced IT project Manager.
As shown above, job related skills, certifications, experience and soft skills can be all put together as a summary.
A different version of the same goes for an entry-level IT Project Manager. In place of previous job experience you may add any relevant skills, educational qualifications. Why not look at a sample?
Pro tip: Include your GPA if it is higher than 3.0.
One of the main responsibilities of a project manager is selecting the best team members based on their capabilities. The same is true for hiring managers when recruiting the best candidate for a job position!
Adding a skills section to your IT Project Manager resume is the best way to show them that you are the ideal candidate for the job position.
Pro tip: Categorize skills based on type: Programming languages, Agile Frameworks, Project Management tools, Soft skills etc
Project Management Tools
The work experience section is the heart of any resume. This is where the hiring managers will confirm your capacity to be the best candidate who fits their job description.
Here are some pro tips to follow when adding work experience in your IT Project Manager resume:
Arrange job positions in reverse chronological order. (It means, your latest job first)
Highlight the duration, job role and organization for each job.
List down tasks completed under each job.
Quantify achievements for each task listed.
DO NOT stress out if you are not an experienced IT project Manager. You can always include any volunteer work, projects done in university, and participation in events.
Experienced or not, this is an essential milestone in your IT Project Manager resume. It is always recommended to add educational qualifications in reverse chronological order.
Do not hesitate to add any certifications and double majors. Adding them will impress recruiters to think that you can work on multiple tasks simultaneously under pressure.
With that, we have covered all the important milestones in writing an IT Project Manager resume.
One last tip: Always try to limit your IT Project Manager resume to 2 pages.
For more advice on resume writing, check out our complete resume writing guide.
Good luck on your job search!
CA, United States
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PRINCE2 certified IT Project Manager with 7+ years of experience in managing over 30 project teams of different business domains. Expert in managing a minimum of 3 teams parallelly. Highly capable of identifying the best resource people for projects, scoping, scheduling and budgeting. Well versed in project management tools including MS Project and Trello. Adaptable, versatile and able to work under pressure while motivating team members.
IT Project Manager (ProXcamp org, CA, United States) –2018 to Present
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