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Example Program Manager Resume

Program Manager Resume | Project Management | Technology Operations

This client with extensive program, project, and technology operations experience both in the private sector and the military, was exceptionally well qualified for director and VP-level positions. Unfortunately, his job titles didn’t reflect that and were holding him back.

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This resume was written to call out and really showcase the skills and experiences that were relevant for the higher level positions he was targeting. Subtle strategies were used, such as deemphasizing his job titles by their placement and formatting. This allowed us to draw the eye and attention to the points we wanted the reader to notice, and away from what we didn’t want them to notice.

More Program Manager Resume Writing Tips

The Value-Offered Summary was a strategy we used to allow us to emphasize the relevant accomplishments that would have otherwise been lost in the text–likely on the second page of the resume.

The accomplishment statements all highlight the results of each accomplishment, proving that hiring this professional will produce a strong return on investment.

This client’s extensive military experience was summarized as it was quite old. However, we chose to include it because the client had some really impressive accomplishments during that time.

We know it can be tempting to look for resume examples on the internet, then try to model your own after them. Please don’t! The most effective resumes are a reflection of a person, NOT just a collection of words on a piece of paper. Your resume MUST tell an AUTHENTIC and memorable story that illustrates YOUR brand and the unique promise of value that YOU bring to the workplace. We have included examples on our website to illustrate the quality and diversity of our work and they are protected by copyright. If you need help writing your resume, it will be our pleasure to assist you.

Sorry I haven't got back to you sooner. I have been busy interviewing. I am on the brink of an offer in Boston and Pittsburgh. Boston is the role I'm hoping for. It is a great role with a world leading paper manufacturing company. I believe the resume and cover letter you prepared was very helpful in my job search. It clearly was far better than what was proposed by xxxxxxxxx consultants - the outplacement firm that I was working with. I got a lot of attention from headhunters after the first wave of your blast e-mail. Many discussions but nothing that came from it -- mostly match issues. Thanks for your support and I will keep in touch.

J.P., Pennyslvania

Michelle, I worked with you last January on my resume and various materials. They were excellent and you were excellent. I was going through a tough time and you and your resume gave me the confidence I needed to have the successful year I have enjoyed. I had several interviews and opportunities, but in the end decided I wanted to have my own business. So, I ended up staying at my job turning around Xxxxxxxxx, starting some ancillary businesses with it, and I go in to meet the President of the parent company Monday to make an offer. Your resume has helped open the door with many investors. I will let you know how it all turns out. I have and will continue to refer your company to friends and colleagues. You may be getting an inquiry from one today.

M.L., Georgia

Happy belated new year! I hope that things are going well for you and all the gang at Distinctive Documents. This note is to let you know that I’ve moved to Jacksonville where I have accepted a position with XXXX the title and escrow insurer. As such, I’ve moved back into operations and although it’s early in the game, things appear to be going well.

Michelle, et al., I want to thank you for your assistance during this last job search. Fortunately, I was able to make the change quickly and to a familiar locale. I’ve also referred a number of people to you as your resumes have always brought me luck. I was only out of work for 6 weeks and everyone said I had one of the best resumes they have ever seen.

L.W., Florida

After the initial shock of your wonderful work, I seriously looked at my cover letter. I believe it to be in great shape...I thank you for your assistance. I am quite impressed with what you have done. I honestly feel you have captured the essence of what I wanted to accomplish with a cover letter. Regardless of me getting this job, I want you to know, what may seem a small amount of work for you has left me proud of my own abilities. In addition, I would like to thank you for the suggestions you have made for my resume. I WILL put them to use.

W.K., Virginia

I have been waiting before writing to give you the great news...I applied to about eight recruitment agencies with my resume attached, all on the Internet. Within a few days I was contacted and asked to go for an interview at a company only 35 miles away. It is 3.5 years old and sells consultancy at a very senior level in large corporations...This week I received the offer letter...What has become very clear in this process is the incredible value of a good resume. Because you made it abundantly clear what I had achieved through a "messy" but interesting career path, this recruitment agency was immediately able to connect my past experience with the vacancy they knew needed me. I did not need to explain the details of my past but rather was able to continually point out where my past benefited or suited the vacancy being offered. It meant that I was able to concentrate on selling myself rather than explaining myself away...So, to say thank you seems so inadequate. But say it, I will. Thank you for doing such a good job. I have to say I did not think I would find another job at my age, but with a combination of good luck and a good resume, I made it....Initially I thought your service was expensive, but given the results, no one could complain. Thank you again.

P.B., United Kingdom

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