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Having reviewed and written thousands of
resumes for IT project managers, I still see com-
mon mistakes that most people make that cause
their resume to be less than effective. In short,
they don t address the most important things
an employer wants to know.
So let s look at the key points that should be
addressed on your IT project manager resume.
How many IT projects have you done?
There is a big difference between someone who
has led over 20 medium to large, global projects
and someone who has managed fewer than five.
Don t make the employer look at all the projects
you ve done to figure this out, just summarize it
for them and indicate the scope and scale of the
For example, in the summary of your
"Have successfully managed over 20 highly
visible projects ranging from budgets of $50K to
What tools, techniques, and methodologies
did you use?
According to industry statistics, most projects
are not on time and are over budget. This may be
exacerbated if the user communities realize that
what they got is different from what they
expected, leading to additional efforts to deliver
the budgeted solution. So if you are practiced in
the proven tools and methodologies that drive a
higher level of quality, on-time delivery and
internal/external customer satisfaction, let them
PMI methodologies are a good start and these
are demonstrated by having the PMP
certification. Other related tools and
methodologies include Agile, Scrum, Rational
Unified Process (RUP), ITIL, JAD, RAD, SCM,
Waterfall and PMBOK. Since most good
companies will have some internal standards, you
want to show that you are well-steeped in some of
the more common and effective methodologies.
The best way to
accommodate this is to
have a Project
supports the resume.
However, this must be
and one of the biggest
when writing a project
manager resume is to
details about each
For example, Dave is
project manager at a
large firm where he has
led many software
initiatives. His old
resume states "The
DRO project is a data
claims and collections.
It serves as a tool for
department to forecast
results based on the
previous 48 months of
history." This goes on
for 4 more sentences
providing more details
on what the system
The problem here is
that the next employer
does not have a DRO
project or any project
similar to it and these
details have no value.
For consistency and
clarify, here is what you
should have in your
• Project Addendum:
• Project Description:
One to two sentences
describing the effort
• Project Team Size
• Tools, Technologies
Employers like to see
how you handled
obstacles that always
occur in a project
• Details: No more
than 2-3 sentences,
generally in bullet form.
• Results: (optional)
Here is where you
indicate whether you
delivered on time and
within budget. Also
indicate the business
impact if you have that
example: improved up-
time 10%, and reduced
by over 95%.
Use these guidelines
and you will have a
resume that really
What challenges did you face... and what did
All projects have challenges that threaten their
success. It gives you a competitive edge in your
resume to highlight how you kept projects on
Did you facilitate work sessions with disparate
stakeholders to drive consensus and buy-in? Did
you find an alternate supplier or device that
eliminated delays? Showcase how you thought
outside of the box to ensure the project s success.
And if you have an impressive track record of
delivering on time and on budget, mention that.
How well do you interact with the
Your ability to understand the business needs of
your stakeholders ensures that you are delivering
a solution that will have the anticipated benefit.
Remember too that good communication skills
have always been one of the top things an
employer wants in an IT Project Manager, so take
some time in your resume to focus on your ability
to build collaborative relationships.
Highlight any business analysis you were
involved in, reviewing work and data flows to
Showcase how you helped ensure the
appropriate level of training and your frequent
communications to users to manage change and
Mention how you worked with the department
managers to make sure your efforts did not
disrupt business productivity.
If you have testimonials from users, sometimes
it is good to pepper your resume with a quote or
Lastly: Should I list all of my projects?
The answer to this is Yes and No. The purpose
of the resume is to get them to call you, not to
detail everything you have ever done.
Notwithstanding, especially for contractor roles,
the hiring manager might want to see project
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