How do you write a good resume for product manager jobs?

How do you write a good resume for product manager jobs?

So here goes:

  • Less than 10 years experience?
    • Make it a one pager
  • Work experience
    • I only care about the last 3 (maybe 4 job). Don’t tell me about the sh*tty little ones
  • The right work experience
    • Don’t have any? Get some. Have a little? Emphasise this massively
  • Value
    • How did you IMPROVE the organisation/the product that you worked on. Identify your value in quantitative terms
  • Language
    • No flowers. Nothing long form. Straight to the point. Use bullet points.
  • Write like a financial analyst
    • e.g. Held focus group with target users of up to 400+ people per session over 6 weeks. 50 people per session with 8 sessions in all generating X…’
  • Technical skills
    • Don’t just list them - incorporate them into work experience.
      • e.g Had a Objective C based MVP ios App analysed by 364 respondents in Survey Monkey generating…’
  • Skills
    • Don’t just list them. Adding a couple MORE words can transform them
      • Soccer Vs Played Regional Soccer for 11 years. Scored 364 goals. Captained for 4 years. Played 3x per week 3 hours per session
  • Cover Letter
    • Take the time to write one that’s succinct but demonstrates ‘why the company’ and ‘why the position’
  • Look outside of your resume
    • LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+ etc - are they largely consistent with your resume?

Good luck :slight_smile:

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