HOW CAN YOU WRITE YOUR PROGRAM MANAGER RESUME TO LAND A PROMOTION?
Program Manager Project Brief
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 prior to our complete overhaul and rewrite of his program manager resume.
Summary of Issues
Had performed senior-level executive duties but his job titles didn’t show this
Long military history with lots of jargon that needed to be rewritten
Relevant accomplishments in older positions that were getting lost
Working on an advanced degree, but not yet complete
This program manager 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.
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.