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Tailoring Resume for a PM Role


Carrie Raymond Chesapeake, VA

I am looking for assistance with tailoring my resume for a PM role. I have over 15 years experience in medical logistics. I am pursuing my PMP certification (application accepted), would also welcome resources available for preparing for the PMP exam and funding resources.

18 November 2023 4 replies Military to Civilian Transition



Lyena Solomon Santa Clara, CA

Hi Carrie,

I suggest you look at LinkedIn profiles of people who have the job titles you are targeting. You will see the trends - which words they are using, which skills they are showcasing, etc.

For many Project Manger roles, having a PMP is required. How do those people showcase their certifications? Do they just list them or include them in other descriptions? What other certifications do they have and will you need them to stand out from other candidates?

Finally, I would always customize your resume for each job you apply. Have a boiler plate of a resume and change it for each job you are interested in. Showcase the skills that match their requirements. For example, if they need someone to manage supply chain, highlight your skills that prove that you have successfully managed medical supply chain logistics in the past. Use your resume to address every job requirement they list.

Make it easy on the recruiting manager. Tell them right away what they want to know.

When I hire, I go through hundreds of resumes for one job. If from the first few paragraphs it is clear to me that the applicant has not read the job description, I reject the resume. I do not have time to fight through irrelevant information.

Finally, if there is a requirement, like PMP certification, or understanding of nursing, indicate how your skills are relevant. For example, "I am a PMP certified medical industry professional, with extensive experience of working with nursing staff." Make the recruiting manager confident that you understand what they are looking for.

Hope it helps.

15 March 2024 Helpful answer


Richard Byrne Hillsborough, NJ

I've added links to information & videos under these sections of my EE webpage that might be helpful:

Project Management:


For resumes, I recommend first doing a job search using occupation keywords.
Then craft a resume version for each job offering of interest, emphasizing how your training & experience satisfies the employer's desired requirements.

Some student aid funding:

Veteran Owned Small Business:

Job Search:

20 November 2023 Helpful answer


Carrie Raymond Chesapeake, VA

Thank you Lyena!


Amit Chaudhary San Jose, CA

Good idea to tune to role.
I recommended redoing resume for every application, highlighting the right thing, etc

I can do a editing and review pass, a google doc is best, my email


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