Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

Visionary, results-driven, senior-level professional equipped with an MBA and years of verifiable success in the areas of business development, financial performance, strategic planning, marketing, and multi-unit operations management.  Proven leader with a solid reputation and extensive experience in a wide-range of industries.  Strong ability to utilize a wide-range of transferable skills and knowledge to consistently exceed expectations.  Dedicated to driving and improving operational excellence and successfully guide organizations including start-ups and small businesses through launch and continuous development.
Dedicated, results-oriented, master-level business development consultant with an entrepreneurial mindset and over 10 years of success in the areas of business and operations management, new business development, and sales and marketing.  Analytical, innovative professional with strong business acumen and deep technical knowledge dedicated to leading teams in meeting and exceeding operational targets.

Employment history

Project Manager, Mills-Lowe. Kossland, South Carolina
Mar. 2020 – Present
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
  • Prepare project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Establish and execute a project communication plan.
  • Perform risk assessments to develop response strategies.
Project Manager, Kutch LLC. Smithhaven, Nebraska
Aug. 2016 – Present
  • Manage project execution to ensure adherence to budget, schedule, and scope.
  • Develop or update project plans for information technology projects including information such as project objectives, technologies, systems, information specifications, schedules, funding, and staffing.
  • Monitor or track project milestones and deliverables.
  • Confer with project personnel to identify and resolve problems.
  • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
  • Schedule and facilitate meetings related to information technology projects.
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.
  • Develop implementation plans that include analyses such as cost-benefit or return on investment (ROI).
SAP Analyst, Kirlin Group. Rodrickside, Texas
Apr. 2014 – Jun. 2014
  • Modify existing software to correct errors, to adapt it to new hardware, or to upgrade interfaces and improve performance.
  • Monitor bug resolution efforts and track successes.
  • Participate in product design reviews to provide input on functional requirements, product designs, schedules, or potential problems.
  • Review software documentation to ensure technical accuracy, compliance, or completeness, or to mitigate risks.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
Technical Support Analyst, Miller Inc. McCulloughbury, Massachusetts
Oct. 2011 – Nov. 2011
  • Oversee the daily performance of computer systems.
  • Answer user inquiries regarding computer software or hardware operation to resolve problems.
  • Enter commands and observe system functioning to verify correct operations and detect errors.
  • Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities.
  • Read technical manuals, confer with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support.
  • Refer major hardware or software problems or defective products to vendors or technicians for service.
  • Confer with staff, users, and management to establish requirements for new systems or modifications.
  • Hire, supervise, and direct workers engaged in special project work, problem solving, monitoring, and installing data communication equipment and software.
  • Conduct office automation feasibility studies, including workflow analysis, space design, or cost comparison analysis.
Business Analyst and Payroll Consultant, Pfannerstill and Sons. New Amiee, Maryland
Feb. 2011 – Jul. 2011
  • Review or approve designs, calculations, or cost estimates.
  • Analyze information to determine, recommend, and plan installation of a new system or modification of an existing system.
  • Supervise and assign work to programmers, designers, technologists, technicians, or other engineering or scientific personnel.
  • Direct software programming and development of documentation.
  • Store, retrieve, and manipulate data for analysis of system capabilities and requirements.
  • Consult with customers or other departments on project status, proposals, or technical issues, such as software system design or maintenance.
  • Prepare reports or correspondence concerning project specifications, activities, or status.
  • Coordinate installation of software system.
  • Train users to use new or modified equipment.
  • Evaluate factors such as reporting formats required, cost constraints, or need for security restrictions to determine hardware configuration.
Settlement Analyst And Technical Support, Ryan, Maggio and Ortiz. Langoshtown, Ohio
Apr. 2008 – Jul. 2008
  • Analyze data gathered and develop solutions or alternative methods of proceeding.
  • Develop and implement records management program for filing, protection, and retrieval of records, and assure compliance with program.
  • Review forms and reports and confer with management and users about format, distribution, and purpose, and to identify problems and improvements.
  • Design database applications, such as interfaces, data transfer mechanisms, global temporary tables, data partitions, and function-based indexes to enable efficient access of the generic database structure.
  • Develop data models for applications, metadata tables, views or related database structures.
  • Provide technical support to junior staff or clients.
  • Collaborate with system architects, software architects, design analysts, and others to understand business or industry requirements.
  • Design databases to support business applications, ensuring system scalability, security, performance and reliability.
  • Negotiate with project stakeholders or suppliers to obtain resources or materials.


Walker Academy, South Yokobury, Iowa
MBA, Project Management, Nov. 2012
The Rice Academy, West Russell, Illinois
Bachelor of Science, Management Information System, Apr. 2009


Resource Management
Business Development
Strategic Management
Project Management
Technical Management

Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

Experienced, motivated plasterer with 27 years experience in the trade in all aspects of plastering including residential properties through to high end luxury homes with class 5 finishes also large commercial developments and leading retail giant's fitouts and centres with decorative cladding and unseen products new to the market. Travelled extensively to accommodate interstate and international construction requirements and I always do what is required to finish every project on time and on budget, easy going and I interact well with builders and clients striving to finish projects together to keep a good repour and reputation in the industry.

Employment history

project manager, Stokes, Willms and Connelly. Nitzscheside, Maine
Aug. 2018 – Present
coordinating commercial jobs from the tender stage right through to completion including;
ordering plant and materials
allocate labour
collate and submit any variations
site meetings
training and jsa's
checking drawing transmitals and updating site
coordinate crane lifts
coordinate access with building management for inner city office fitouts

labourer/TA, Lynch-Doyle. Littleton, Virginia
Jan. 2011 – Present
general duties undertaken are as follows;
frame, sheet, set, sand and conice houses and townhouses
frame, sheet,set and sand large factory and shop walls off elevated work platforms
loading of materials
scraping of floors
travelling interstate for work
cleaning, sweeping rubbish removal
framing walls and ceilings in steel stud and furring channels
hang doors and hardware
install sundry hardware
frame and sheet external fascias, soffits and wall cladding
insulation to walls and ceilings
install access panels
mark out walls and ceilings
read plans and raise RFI's
setting of wet area walls and ceilings
install fire rated systems
mix compounds

site supervisor, Schmidt Group. Jasminberg, Louisiana
Dec. 2013 – Present
as a licensed site supervisor the roles included and not limited to;
coordinating labour onsite
measuring and ordering materials and compounds
supervising all aspects of the trade
training of apprentices 
giving prestart and toolbox talks
attending sub contractor and program meeetings
saftey audits of workers and tools
collating hours and materials for variations
reading plans
keeping timesheets of all workers onsite
liaising with head office
brush hand, Wyman, Auer and Kemmer. Port Buck, Georgia
Sep. 1990 – Oct. 1990
during my time at Brookes and Bobbin some jobs i was given were;
prep work to weatherboard houses
metal priming
cutting in of walls and ceilings
rolling walls and ceilings
sanding walls, ceilings, doors, architraves and skirtings
domestic and commercial painting applications
travelling away for work
painting school classrooms, covered walkways etc

  • Apply primers or sealers to prepare new surfaces, such as bare wood or metal, for finish coats.
  • Fill cracks, holes, or joints with caulk, putty, plaster, or other fillers, using caulking guns or putty knives.
  • Cover surfaces with dropcloths or masking tape and paper to protect surfaces during painting.
  • Apply paint, stain, varnish, enamel, or other finishes to equipment, buildings, bridges, or other structures, using brushes, spray guns, or rollers.
  • Remove fixtures such as pictures, door knobs, lamps, or electric switch covers prior to painting.
  • Remove old finishes by stripping, sanding, wire brushing, burning, or using water or abrasive blasting.


West Montana College, East Magdalenmouth, Virginia
passive fire systems, Nov. 2018
Pouros Institute, Lake Chara, Mississippi
High School Diploma, Feb. 1989


project management
site supervision
estimating and tendering of jobs
all aspects of plastering
coordination of labour and materials
installation of grid ceilings
office works
passive fire system certification

Andrew Smith

287 Custer Street, Hopewell, PA 00000
[email protected]
(000) 000-0000

Professional Summary

I am a eger to learn and grow within a company. Looking for full time employment, with 12 yrs of various types of phone room experience I'm sure I will make a great addition to the phone room. Went from entry level postion to managment in less than a year.  Quick learner, willing to learn and looking forward to working for your company.

Employment history

Project Manager, Fay, Murray and Boehm. North Syreeta, Wisconsin
Mar. 2018 – Nov. 2018
Medical Market recearch project manager,
 in charge of 4-5 recruiters, scheduling, delegating responsabilities, maintaining communication with clients, Windows 10, Sharepoint. Sending nightly updates, fielding new project projects, screening potiental respondents, reminder calls/emails, billing.
Dailer, Waters, Dicki and Purdy. East Salvatore, Wisconsin
Apr. 2016 – May. 2016
Cold calling selling ad space on their local High Schools sports posters. Reading script introduction and getting intrest in product before passing call to closer.


North Erdman Academy, New Marianoport, Maine
Associate of Science, Business, Accounting, Apr. 2002
Hilll University, Champlinfurt, Idaho
High School Diploma, Gen Ed, Dec. 1999


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As a project manager, you’re the swiss army knife of business roles. When it comes to getting hired, you’ve got to show that you can manage all the details while also having the vision to see the big picture. At the same time, you also need to make it clear that you can work well with others while also demonstrating independence.

If it sounds like you’re about to be stretched in all directions at once, don’t worry! There’s a science to balancing what makes an ideal project manager resume and we’ve got it all here for you. We’ll go through:

  • How to write for ATS scanners
  • How to get the attention of recruiters
  • How your resume should be formatted
  • What skills will help you stand out
  • How to best emphasize your achievements
  • Critical mistakes you need to avoid
  • How to write an effective summary or objective 
  • Other details that will make your project manager resume stand above the competition
  • How to target each job to boost your chance of getting hired
  • And more!

Whether you’ve got decades of project management experience or are looking to start fresh with a new career, these tips will walk you through exactly what you need to do to stand out from the competition and land that project management role you deserve.

Project manager resume examples

Before we delve into all the details, these project manager resume examples can start getting some ideas going. Pay attention to what stands out and what gets left out. Then, try writing down the ideas they inspire for use in your own resume.

How to write the perfect project manager resume

The first lesson to learn is that your project manager resume has two different audiences. The first in most cases will be an Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Then, once you’ve cleared that hurdle you’ll reach an HR person or recruiter. So, before we delve into resume formatting and content, let’s get into the heads (or algorithms) of these two audiences.

What ATS scanners will look for

For all but the smallest companies out there, an ATS tool is going to be the first way incoming resumes are reviewed. These systems generally use AI to scan your resume and determine whether a human should give it a look as well. Here’s what you need to know to clear that hurdle:

It’s all about the keywords

The main way ATS tools analyze your resume is by looking at keywords. Sure, they’ll also see how long you’ve worked at previous jobs and such but those are usually secondary. As a project manager, you need to show you have the right skills. 

We’ll delve into those skills more later but for now, you need to know this technique. Start by looking at the job ad and making note of all the skills it lists. Now, your mission is to get as many of those skills as possible onto your resume (no lying though, that’s just going to come back and bite you).

Next, be sure you phrase these skills the same way they’re written in the job ad. An ATS scanner might not realize that “Experience working with docx files” and “Experience working with Microsoft Word” mean effectively the same thing.

Make sure your resume format is ATS friendly

While there’s no way to be 100% certain your resume will be read properly by an ATS tool just because there are dozens of different ones out there, you need to use a tool that’s designed to be ATS readable. That custom resume you made for yourself in Canva might look great, but if ATS tools can’t read it, it’s worse than useless for you.

If you’re curious you can read more about how ATS tools analyze your resume.

What recruiters will look for

Whether there’s an ATS scanner involved or not, your resume is going to have to impress a human reader at some point. The key is consciously putting yourself in their shoes. Imagine you’re the recruiter and look at your resume with fresh (and critical) eyes.

What recruiters want from a project manager

There are two things about project managers that can drive their supervisor’s crazy: not being reliable and requiring frequent help or intervention. A project manager resume needs to sell you as someone who’s going to make their life easier. You need to come across as someone who gets things done on their own.

We go into more detail on how you can show this in your project manager resume below, but begin by having this goal in mind.

How to format your project manager resume

The first choice you need to make is how to format your project manager resume. Fortunately, ResumeBuild already has templates that are ideal for project managers. But as you go through, there are still things to consider:

A reverse chronological resume is ideal for a project manager

Your most recent work experience is going to be the most relevant, so it should go first. Remember that we generally scan documents beginning at the top left before moving to the right and down the document. You need to put your most important (and impactful) information more to the top and left.

Should your project manager resume be one or two pages?

This is an endless debate in the hiring world. Some say that no resume should be more than a page while others say “the more the merrier!” The reality is that it depends. Recruiters are people and have their own opinions. That said, there are a few rules of thumb:

  • Make sure you only include information that tells the recruiter something valuable. Anything you write that doesn’t add value is wasting the recruiter’s time (and few things will annoy them more!)
  • Be sure to check whether there are any length requirements in the job ad.
  • Generally speaking, if you have less than five years experience a single page should be enough. Otherwise, it’s wise to stick to no more than two pages.

What skills your project manager resume should include

The first thing to keep in mind here is that, as mentioned, your skills need to match what’s in the job ad as closely as possible. Your goal is for the person reviewing your resume to think “they seem perfect for this role.” That means customizing each resume so it matches the exact skills and wording in each job ad.

Top hard skills for a project manager resume

  • Management systems like Scrum or Agile
  • Scheduling
  • Management tools like Asana
  • Strategic planning
  • Business development
  • Microsoft office suite experience
  • Programming languages

Top soft skills for a project manager resume

  • Public speaking
  • Conflict resolution
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Vendor negotiation
  • Planning
  • Flexibility

The best ways to include these skills on your project manager resume

Listing skills is essential but not enough to really stand out. You need to lay your skills out this way so ATS scanners can pick up on them. But to go above and beyond, you need to demonstrate your skills in concrete ways. 

This could be with a certification or by mentioning a situation where you demonstrated that skill in your work experience or even in your personal life. Specifics will leave a far greater impact on a reader, telling them that you can back up what’s in your resume.

What achievements to mention and how to do it correctly

Recruiters don’t want to hire project managers that will just do the minimum and call it a day. Being a great project manager requires demonstrating that you’re proactive and get ahead of problems. Your resume can show that you’ve got this crucial quality with your achievements.

Focus on mentioning things that demonstrate relative qualities, whether they’re directly related to working as a project manager or not. For example, if you’ve ever managed a club, team, or any kind of event, that’s worth mentioning. Demonstrating you have the skills to excel as a project manager is nearly as important as having actual project management experience.

When you mention achievements from work or non-work experience, always be as specific as possible. “Managed an 8 person team to deliver a new product 2 weeks ahead of schedule” sounds far more impressive than “Managed a team to deliver a new product ahead of schedule.” With these rules in mind, here are some examples of achievements worth mentioning:

  • Incorporated Google Data Studio into monthly project metrics reporting, saving 10 hours per month
  • Took over a project that was 24% over budget and got it within budget after 3 weeks
  • Created a database of 87 FAQs for internal use, reducing the need for emails to answer basic questions

Examples like these show what you’ve achieved, but more than that they show attention to detail. A recruiter who reads these achievements can imagine what you’re like as a project manager and that’s exactly what you want them to imagine.

What to avoid mentioning in your achievements

The rule of thumb here is the same as for your resume as a whole: if it doesn’t add value then it shouldn’t be there. That said, consider what might leave an impression on the person reading your resume. For example, being state champion in pole vaulting might not be directly related to project management. But, it shows you can achieve great things and might make the person reading your resume pause for a moment and say “wow.”

The worst things you can include are achievements that make no impression whatsoever. Here are some examples:

  • Improved team efficiency
  • Effectively managed multiple projects
  • Member of my university’s gardening club

These are either irrelevant or so vague that they’re basically meaningless. A recruiter who reads achievements like this on your project management resume will feel you’ve wasted their valuable time. That is not an impression you want to leave.

How to write a project manager resume objective

Your objective will set the stage for the rest of your resume. This is extra important as a project manager because you’ll be expected to communicate clear and specific objectives in your day-to-day work. That’s why this is a crucial place to make a strong first impression.

A great project manager resume objective example

“Certified PMP professional with 4 years experience in Saas software development projects looking to apply experience in the Fintech sector.”

This objective is simple, straightforward, and packed with information. It tells a story and makes recruiters curious to read more.

A poor project manager resume objective example

“Project manager looking to move to a new industry”

This objective raises more questions than it answers. Which industry are they looking to move to? Which industry are they coming from? A recruiter who reads this is more likely to shrug than to be excited to read more of your resume.

How to write a project manager resume summary

A summary follows many of the same rules as a resume objective. It should be concise and only give relevant information. However, here you’ll want to tell a bit more of a story and go into slightly more detail than if you were using an objective (your resume should have one or the other, not both).

A great project manager resume summary example

“Marketer looking to apply experience managing complex content campaigns and teams of writers to a new career in project management. Currently obtaining relevant certifications and skills through online learning to minimize the transition needed for this change.”

This summary does what the rest of the resume can’t, which is what makes it effective. Your resume can show that you’ve previously worked as a marketer, but it’s not going to tell the recruiter why you’re making the change. This summary concisely tells them exactly why you’re applying for this job. That context makes all of the other information on your resume more informative.

A poor project manager resume summary example

“Marketer looking to become a project manager. Experienced in organization, meeting deadlines, and handling day-to-day complexity. Confident in the ability to make an effective career transition and looking forward to the opportunity to prove abilities.”

This summary doesn’t tell the recruiter a single thing that they can’t learn elsewhere in your resume. In other words, it completely wastes their time. To make it worse, it’s padded with meaningless fluff that a recruiter will see straight through.

How to list additional details, like certifications, hobbies, interests, and volunteer experience

Relevant certifications are obviously an excellent addition to a project manager resume, but what about hobbies, interests, or volunteer work?

The best way to answer that question is to learn everything you can about the company where you’re applying. Does their company Instagram or LinkedIn have photos of employees volunteering? Be sure to mention your volunteering experience. Does the company give off a more relaxed or more formal vibe? Try making your resume a bit more relaxed or formal.

Once you’ve got a sense of the company, decide what hobbies and interests might resonate with them. For example, if you learn the head of HR is a golfer, maybe add that you’re an avid golfer yourself. Absent this kind of information, put yourself in a recruiter’s shoes and consider how a hobby or interest will come across. 

These small details should inform what else you include on your resume. You can even take things to the next level by incorporating company colors, fonts, or other aesthetic elements into your resume to make it look like you really belong there. Recruiters are human and making them like you as a person will make it more likely that they say “yes” and hire you.

How to write a project manager resume when you have limited or no experience

If you’re worried you don’t have the experience to get hired as a project manager, we have a few key tips to help:

  • Use your resume summary to explain why you’d like to become a project manager. This will add context to your limited experience.
  • Include experience and achievements which demonstrate you have skills relevant to project management. These could be things like running a club or organization, organizing an event, or even using common project management tools like Asana.
  • Try and use free online learning to develop some project management skills. This will go a long way to showing a recruiter that you’re serious and self-motivated.

Ultimately, most companies are more interested in finding a project manager with the right attitude and mindset. Specific skills can be taught, but things like motivation and attention to detail are much harder to develop. If you can show you have these hard to find intangible qualities, you might even beat out a more experienced candidate.

How to target your resume for each application

As should be clear by now, tailoring your resume for each application is crucial. Recruiters can spot a generic cookie-cutter resume from a mile away. On the other hand, a resume that shows that you did your research and spent the time to carefully tailor your resume for this exact company and job will both make a good impression and show that you have what it takes to be an excellent project manager.

The process of tailoring your resume this way begins with a careful reading of the job ad. As mentioned, you want your resume to reflect precisely what’s asked for in the job ad as much as possible, right down to how things are worded. This will both help you get past ATS scanners as well as make it easy for a recruiter to check that you meet the relevant criteria.

Beyond that, doing more thorough research of a company to learn about its culture, values, and even what its needs are will make a big difference. For example, if you find an interview with the CEO in which she mentions that the company is looking to change or expand in some way, you can find a way to mention that in your objective. A recruiter that reads that will think “excellent, the boss will love this candidate.”

Doing this kind of research and making these customizations takes time. But remember, the upside of getting a better job has huge benefits for your day-to-day life. In other words, it’s worth the effort!

How to make your resume stand out

If you’ve got amazing experience, achievements, recommendations, etc. then your resume is already going to stand out. But for most of us, there are other ways we need to find to stand above all that competition.


For project managers, the design of your resume should not “stand out” per say. You’re not applying for a position as an artist or designer, so flashy design that jumps out will just be a distraction. Instead, your design should be clean, modern, and allow the focus to be on the content of your resume.

Details that show you did your homework

Sometimes it’s the subtle things that really stand out. For example, when a recruiter notices that you’ve clearly tailored your resume to this job. This is the kind of “standing out” that you want from your resume. After all, you want to show that you think ahead, pay attention to details, and are supremely organized. Demonstrating those qualities is what will really get your resume to stand out.

Final things to note

Be sure to check the rules for the company you’re applying to and the country or state in which you’re applying has about resumes. In some cases, photos or other personal identifying information might be banned. Failing to comply with these rules could automatically disqualify you, or at best show that you didn’t do your research. Both are not messages you want to send as a project manager.

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More Job Descriptions for project manager Resumes


project manager

  • Managed 3 key on-going projects, handling internal inter-department coordination and external partner communication
  • Initiated and continued negotiations with dozens of prospective partners, suppliers, and clients
  • Integrated new auditing procedures, thus increasing reliability
  • Presented the company at the 2017 CPhI industry event

project manager (biodiversity information and policy)

  • Supervise and provide technical guidance, training, or assistance to employees working in the field to restore habitats.
  • Review existing environmental remediation designs.
  • Managing BI global KMED (Knowledge management platform) for uploading control documents, knowledge management assets, SOP documents and etc.
  • Providing support to the global team in preparing communication and change plans. 

project manager

  • Managed the project of implementing the business e-banking for BKT Kosova.
  • Achieved to successfully implement e-banking service for business clients and train 80 people in 27 BKT branches all around Kosovo. 
  • Conducted all the testing in the FlexCube System and e-banking platform 
  • Prepared all the manuals, policies and procedures. 
  • Monitored the product’s and staff performance for two years after implementation. 
  • The project was implemented within the set time-frame and was closed with less budget that was initially planned. 

project manager

  • Develop and manage work breakdown structure (WBS) of information technology projects.
  • Lead project manager responsible for the IBM WebSphere Commerce and CoreMedia implementation across five sites for both B2B and B2C. Project completed 6.9% under budgeted amount and fell within six weeks of original timeline. Project included 18 locales and 12 languages.  
  • Successfully upgraded Oracle instance to release 12.2.4 within project deadlines and under budgeted amount. This project was a global scale involving all business units under the Commercial and Residential platform on largest instance of Oracle within the group 
  • Other projects included: Oracle Hyperion Implementation, Oracle Release Planning Implementation, and Perfect Execution internal implementation

project manager

  • Cost Management
  • Schedule Management
  • Resource Management
  • Project Planning