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Your Resume and Bulls*** Bingo I’m just getting started. Dealing with Peeps Ensure that you highlight your management experience. Management of people is a key part of managing projects. If you’re a newbie and want to be a “project coordinator”, “project analysis”, or a member of a team working on a project you should highlight great examples of your collaboration with your team. Action Statements A resume does not constitute a WBS. It is not a scope statement. It is a tool to describe the actions you have taken to get things done in the past and to help prospective employers believe that you will get it done in the future. Scope, Schedule, and Budget Highlight your management experience with the three constraints. I will highlight relevant facts like: These are not real facts.

  • “Managed a $5MM project budget.”
  • “Lead my team to a dramatic shift in engineering approach and descope.”
  • “Built and managed schedules across multiple levels and contractors, maintaining vertical traceability.”

Straight Talk fortune cookie resume by ceeb via flickr. I prefer to use concise and direct language in my resume. I have seen too many resumes to be able to play bullsh** Bingo with. Is “vertical traceability”, in the last section, a candidate for bullsh** Bingo? Hmm…borderline. But it does mean something. Both statements below describe the same event.

  • Increased answer rate by 10%, reduced abandoned calls in half
  • To improve customer satisfaction through optimized efficiency, I led a client-focused, results-driven initiative.

What if you could see the second bullet by itself? What does that even mean? BINGO!