Managers help to aid and make key managerial planning and commercial decision-making decisions. Although the financial rewards are high, the work can be demanding and stressful with long hours and tight deadlines.
Writing a CV that shows your management skills and experience is not easy. It is essential that you demonstrate to potential employers your ability to lead, motivate and organize those who work below you. Always prioritize your information so that the most important facts about you and your career are at the beginning of the CV.
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What to put in a management CV
As with all resumes focus and write it for the position you are applying for. Read and analyse the advertised job description carefully and make detailed notes on what the employer is looking for. Include information that matches the vacancy requirements, highlight any promotions you may have achieved.
Problem solving skills
Emphasise and give examples of your analytical approach to break down complex problems.
Demonstrate your skills at daily accounting, monthly/quarterly/ annual reporting, cash flow controls, salary calculations, budget control etc. Show how you can improve business efficiency and cut costs without affecting productivity.
Ability to work under the pressure and negotiate and liaise with others to reach conclusions. Experience of developing successful relationships with potential new clients and also existing customers.
Highlight successful project delivery, including working on a variety of client engagements and ensuring high quality standards. How you can break down projects into smaller manageable sub projects. Give examples of how you can:
Estimate project costs.
Write progress reports.
Be in control of several projects at the same time.
Able to take and implement tough decisions handle conflicts or dissatisfaction arising from them. Demonstrate your proven ability to:
Identify the purpose of your decision.
Gather information on the subject matter.
Understand what criteria the solution should meet.
Evaluate each option and its consequences.
Identify the best solution.
Put the decision into action and monitor and evaluate its progress.
Ability to set objectives
Setting objectives for staff, monitoring and reviewing performance.
Highlight your ability to estimate the time and effort required to complete a task. As well as organising staff to carry out specific responsibilities to achieve set goals. Mention your experience at developing schedules and timetables with clear, specific milestones and deadlines.
Explain how you can identify critical tasks and prioritise them in logical order.
Below are some key points and phrases you can use in your management CV:
Draw attention to your specialist managerial knowledge of your own industry sector and market place.
Summarise any successful projects you have been involved in.
Proven ability to increase sales by providing support to marketing campaigns and spotting gaps in markets.
Able to manage and motivate people, show how you can create a team out of your staff.
If you have worked for major companies or well known brands then place special emphasis on these. Describe the products or services you have been involved as well as the challenges and hurdles you have overcome.
Give examples of how you can monitor progress and identify or find solutions to problems.
Able to responsibly manage large budgets.
Experience of outsourcing.
Do not write a jack of all trades CV, these can be rejected very quickly. Instead target your CV at the vacancy you are applying for.
Include facts, statistics and figures especially when they relate to budgets and cost reduction and revenue generation.