**UPDATED!** A smart fresh project manager CV template with apple green accents that makes use of the classic Lucida Bright font. The header is split into two sections, dividing your name and target role from your personal information, and the remaining sections of the résumé help you set out your key responsibilities, achievements, qualifications, core skills and references if you'd like to include them. A bright résumé template with a little colour in the headings and border to draw attention to your application on the pile.
I am an experienced and enthusiastic Agile Project Manager with a proven track record of delivering innovative solutions across a range of key functions of the business. In my current role I work collaboratively with our key accounts, colleagues and stakeholders, contributing to the delivery of cutting-edge solutions in an engaging and interesting environment.
PROJECT MANAGER – Bailey Jones, Netherfield | May 2014 – date
As an Agile Project Manager I am accountable for delivering leading software projects within timescale, cost and quality constraints. As well delivering my own project workload, I am responsible for a team of 7. I have a portfolio of successful projects to share which demonstrates excellent stakeholder management, exceptional communication skills and the ability to effectively manage budgets in the multi millions.
From June 2018 – May 2019 I successfully managed the development of Software XYZ on time and within budget, from research and scoping through to product launch. Current profit from software sales is 7 times its full development costs and sales are growing exponentially.
From August 2014 – May 2017 I managed the development and launch of Software ABC, on time and well under budget, from start to finish. The software is now the #1 tool used by digital marketing professionals to crawl, audit and identify issues with websites.
PROJECT MANAGER – Carter & Lee, Netherfield | April 2009 – May 2014
Working for this leading consultancy on a variety of projects within a team of seven, including: property, education, manufacturing and public sector. Project values ranged from £250k to £20 million with high profile clients and a diverse workload. Although I am under a NDA regarding individual clients, I can provide an anonymised portfolio of work demonstrating my capabilities.
From May 2009 to June 2010, working with a large Government client, I successfully managed the launch of a brand new Public information service, from start to finish and within budget. The site now receives more than 90,000 visits a day and has won multiple awards.
From August 2010 – March 2014 I worked with one of the UK’s leading air conditioning manufacturers on scoping, building and launching a brand new air con system. The project was delivered on time and under budget, and is now a market leader.
JUNIOR PROJECT MANAGER – ABC Firm | April 2007 – May 2009
In my first project management role I learned how to apply project management theory with hands on projects including project initiation and planning processes, risk identification and mitigation, building and managing a team, managing stakeholders, milestone setting and delivery, budgetary control and managing third party suppliers.
PMI Project Management Professional (PMP) | 2018
For experienced project managers, signifying that an individual can speak and understand the global language of project management. Arguably the most important industry-recognised certification for project managers.
PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) | 2016
Formally recognises knowledge of agile principles and skill with agile techniques.
BA Business and Management (Hons) – Leeds University | 2014
Upper second-class honours.
A Levels – Leeds College | 2011
Business studies (A), English (A), Maths (A)
Flexible, creative and forward-thinking project manager.
A proven track record of delivery on time/within budget, with a strong customer focus.
Very confident at translating customer needs into accurate requirements.
Proven leadership and interpersonal skills.
Commitment to supporting others and to inspiring their trust and confidence.
Comfortable with a high pace of change with ability to adapt delivery method to suit the project.
I enjoy a wide range of sports and fitness activities, from yoga and going to the gym to tennis badminton and football with my local five-a-side club. Most weekends you’ll find me hiking or cycling in the dales near my home, or relaxing after a round of golf.
Jim Jones – Manager, Bailey Jones | email@example.com
Harry Thomas – Manager, Carter & Lee | firstname.lastname@example.org
NB: This project manager CV was originally published on 11 Feb 2016. It has now been completely updated for 2020.
Here’s page two of our lovely fresh project manager CV:
3 things you must include on your project manager CV
Most job seekers know which sections are a must for their CV. Work experience, qualifications, grades from school or college, and so on. However, there are also more sections which should be included if you want to really impress.
Although the following three suggestions are not mandatory, we would highly recommend including them. These sections, if written correctly, will add extra value to your overall application.
Here are the 3 things you must include on your project manager CV if you want to impress:
Hobbies and interests
Job seekers often fail to see the value in their hobbies, and sometimes even remove this section altogether. However, the hobbies and interests section can have a positive influence for recruiters who are looking for a good fit for their organisation.
The way to make this section work for you is to include activities that recruiters would consider to be desirable. For example (like our sample content), going to the gym or other active pursuits are attractive to employers. This is because they suggest you’re likely to be a healthy individual. Someone who doesn’t take many sick days will be a more attractive candidate.
Acting or performing arts are also desirable because they suggest you might be a confident and perhaps articulate individual. Great team working skills are often required, so performing arts may also demonstrate this.
Public speaking, presentations and meetings are often a part of daily tasks. So if you are able to demonstrate your high level of communication through your hobbies, this would further bolster your credentials.
Hobbies to avoid on your CV are the ones which don’t add any value. You are always looking to get the most out of each section, and further demonstrate your abilities. Walking the dog, getting drunk on the weekend, or visiting the cinema regularly will fail to do this.
So you think it’s obvious to a recruiter from your education or experience that you have a particular skill? Unfortunately, it’s not.
Recruiters skim through CVs and spend just a few seconds on each one. If they don’t immediately spot the skills they are looking for (i.e. those on the job specification), your CV will end up on the reject pile.
List the skills you have as set out in the specification, and your skill level. If they are looking for a soft skill (such as teamwork or leadership), include evidence on your CV that you have that particular skill. For example, rather than listing ‘Leadership’ you could write:
‘I have proven leadership skills having supervised teams of up to 30 in my current and previous positions.’
You can see how an actual example works better than simply saying you have the skill. If you choose to write cliché statements without providing evidence to backup your claims, how is the employer meant to believe you?
If skills feature heavily in the job advert, consider creating a ‘Core Skills’ section near the top of your first page. Assuming you are able to match all or most of the skills requested in the job advert, aim to list the main ones in this section. This will instantly grab the attention of the hiring manager and make it easier for them to short list you for an interview. Try to provide evidence of how you have used the skills within your work history.
Sometimes called an ‘objective’ or ‘personal’ statement, it’s your opportunity to grab the recruiter’s attention and keep your CV in their pile of ‘potentials’. The best statements will be no longer than 3 lines and will explain the following:
Who you are
What you are looking for
What you have to offer (in relation to the role)
Here’s an example:
“I am a confident individual with extensive project management experience and demonstrable evidence of successfully developing, designing and delivering complex software and change projects. I have a comprehensive portfolio of projects that demonstrates my ability to translate customer needs into accurate requirements, and to understand and manage change in a fast paced environment and engage and support people through transitions. I am looking for a full time role in an agile environment.”