For making a career in the management field, besides the qualifications and the experience, one more thing that you need is the skill to market yourself. So, you have a three years experience as a retail manager? Now, you are looking for better prospects, so you conduct a thorough job search in the retail job market. Finally, you do find certain jobs that meet the kind of position and remuneration that you expect. If you are keen on getting these jobs, one of the first things that you need to do is to make a resume.
The information in it should be very clear and concise, as it is through this that the employer will form your first impression as a future probable employee. Whatever you write here, is in a way an advertisement of yourself. So, when you apply for a job, you should mention all the skills, experience, expertise, and education that you have in such a way that the employer thinks of you as the most qualified and apt candidate to do the job. Given below is a list of management skills for resume.
Tips on Resume Writing
- Your resume should very clearly mention your contact details - email address, phone number, residential address, along with your name so that your employers can get in touch with you easily and in the fastest possible manner.
- The best way is to divide it into various sections, such as personal details, education background, work experience, skills set, and awards/appreciation/achievements/certificates. This makes it easier for the employers to find specific information.
- The "education" section should very clearly mention all the degrees that you have, the name of the college/institution from where you received them along with the dates on which they were received.
- The "experience" section should mention the names of the organizations you worked for in the past, the "positions" that you held along with the time duration you worked with each employer. Since you are applying for a management position, in the experience column, do not forget to mention whatever managerial and leadership roles you have played while working in the past.
- In the "achievement" section, mention all your accomplishments as a manager and be very specific, giving factual information for the same. Some examples would be - trained and staffed X number of shift supervisors (for retail industry resume), reduced cost of production by X percent (for manufacturing unit resume), clenched a deal worth $X (for advertising industry resume).
- For the "Skills" section, whether it is management skills for new managers or those with experience, there are some particular ones, which should be mentioned.
List of Skills
- Leadership Skills
- Time Management
- Employee Management
- Communication Skills
- Strategic Thinking
- Problem Solving
- Creative Thinking
- Organizational Skills
- Technological Skills
- Marketing Skills
- Public Speaking and Presentation Skills
- Negotiation Skills
- Team Building skills
- Teaching and Training Skills
- Listening Skills
- Learning Skills
- Mentoring Skills
- Performance Management Skills
- Analytical Skills
- Customer Service Skills
- Budgeting Skills
- Conflict Resolution Skills
Apart from the ones given above, others to be included in the list are - the ability to multitask, flexibility, determination, responsible and ethical way of working, tolerance, adaptability and commitment to excellence. While mentioning these skills, make sure that you give corresponding examples of how you applied these in your past work assignments. This lends a kind of authenticity to your claims. And yes, please make the resume crisp and clear. List only those skills which are relevant to the job you have applied for. All the best!