When you apply for a job as an IT Project Manager, your resume is most likely first reviewed by a recruiter, then a hiring manager, and/or multiple stakeholders.
A good IT project management resume has to convince all three (recruiter, hiring manager, stakeholder) that you are right for the job.
A recruiter would often have limited technical knowledge, which means they would either:
Stakeholders or hiring managers on the other hand are interested in your quantifiable achievements, problems you solved, the scale of your work, and how you manage IT projects.
You need to create an IT project management resume that satisfies both. If you miss either of them and it could potentially lead to rejection.
In this guide, we’ll show you exactly how to do it.
To write a job-winning IT project management resume you should:
If you are an experienced IT Project Manager, write a summary instead of an objective. Resume objectives are only required when you are either:
Accomplished IT Project Manager with 12+ years of experience in leading migration projects, release management, change management, and incident management. PMP certified and proficient with Scrum innovating with process optimization and strategic planning for enterprise IT projects.
An IT Project Manager with 5+ years of experience creating and optimizing projects and programs through partnerships and data-focused processes. Manage budgets exceeding $10M and led international and national IT projects. PMP certified.
Certified project manager with 5 years of experience in the IT sector. Managed all phases of a $10M remote work infrastructure upgrade at Sunny Day Groceries, closing before the deadline. Excited to leverage expertise and experience to support the IT goals of Walkers Bank.
An example of a bad IT project management resume summary or objective is: “Experienced leader and Project Manager possessing the ability to motivate and manage others, with a background in business intelligence, supply chain management, and analytics. Seeking to develop a career as a Project Manager.”
IT Project Manager
Senior IT Project Manager
IT Project Manager
IT Project Manager | October 2019-present
If you have received a prestigious award in IT project management, create a separate section for it. A good example of how to list awards on an IT project management resume is shown below:
PMI PMO of the Year Award, 2023
To list your IT project management certifications, create a new section and list relevant certifications. Look at the example IT Project Manager’s resume certification below.
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification | 2018 Project Management Institute
Generally, most IT project management applicants have more than 3 years of experience. Your past education in detail isn’t required if you have considerable work experience.
That's why we recommend that you list your education section as shown in the example below.
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology | September 2011-June 2015 New York University, New York
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