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Resume Preparation Tips & Sample CV for Project Management Professionals

Resume Preparation Tips
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Remember that your CV represents you and it is the first contact most hiring managers / recruiters will have with you.

Think of this document as an advert about you and make sure you really sell yourself.

When writing your CV it is always best to use bullet points to make it clear and easy to read.

Ensure you use the same format for dates and the same style of bullet points throughout the entire CV.

It is a good idea to state achievements, in addition to your responsibilities. When you talk about your achievements, think in terms of percentage improvements and financial benefits to demonstrate what you did.

Related: How to write a CV that will get you noticed?

A good example format is:

  • Date
  • Company        
  • Job Title
  • Responsibilities    
  • Achievements  

Ensure your CV is tailored to the role you are applying for and that it highlights your relevant experience.
Think about what skills you need to demonstrate:

What makes a good Project Manager?

  • End-to-end delivery of projects using tools and methodologies
  • Organisation and project scheduling skills to keep project on track
  • Understanding business drivers and facilitate collaboration
  • Stong communication skills to present status reports to steering committee
  • The ability to successfully manage and influence stakeholder expectations

What makes a good Business Analyst?

  • Effective stakeholder engagement
  • End-to-end experience to add value at each stage of the project lifecycle
  • Strong analytical skills to construct business cases
  • Excellent communication skills to facilitate workshops and get credibility
  • Attention to detail for process documentation

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What makes a good Program Manager?

  • Commercial acumen to translate business requirements into strategies
  • The ability to lead cross functional teams towards a common goal
  • Delivery of technology, people and process improvements and efficiencies
  • Track record of successful program and project management delivery
  • Innovative, analytical thinker and strategic problem solver

What makes a good PMO manager?

  • Networking and relationship skills to drive compliance and coach project team
  • Organisational skills to manage significant change and time pressures
  • Exposure to the full project life cycle and project methodologies
  • Ability to identify and resolve risks, issues, and keep projects on track

What makes a good Change Manager?

  • Knowledge of methodologies (Prosci) and the change principles (ADKAR)
  • Understanding the impact of change on the business
  • The ability to clearly convey information and ideas to individuals or groups
  • A creative and lateral thinker with strong presentation skills
  • The ability to build relationships to enhance delivery and acceptance of change

What makes a good Six Sigma specialist?

  • Lean Six Sigma certification and application of DMAIC stages
  • Understanding of route cause analysis, process mapping, etc
  • Deliver improved service / reduced process time / increased revenue
  • Development and delivery of continuous improvement workshops
  • Strong communication, coaching, and training skills
  • Attention to detail for process documentation

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