5 Supervisor Resume Examples That Worked In 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: July 12, 2021

It’s no secret, being in charge is difficult. Whether it’s making unpopular decisions, critiquing employee job performance, or being responsible when things go wrong, being a supervisor isn’t always (ever?) easy.

When your work revolves around other people, it’s difficult to take time for yourself, let alone update and enhance your resume.

That’s where we come in.

We reviewed resumes from 1,500 job-hunting supervisors, and chatted with more than 50 hiring managers to find out exactly what it takes for your supervisor resume to get you interviews.

We took this information and whittled it down into 5 sample resumes, and accompanying tips, that are guaranteed to improve your resume and help you get more interviews in 2021.

Getting started is the hardest part, but we’ve got you covered. Read ahead to find out how you can improve your resume in as little as 30 minutes!

Supervisor Resume

Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • This supervisor resume provides the perfect example of a career objective.
    • Once an essential element of every resume, career objectives have gotten a bit of a bad rep, because, when they’re not specific enough, they waste space on your resume.
      • But, this resume contains plenty of job-specific detail.
        • Make sure you mention the name of the business you’re applying to. This makes your career objective more personalized, and tells hiring managers that you care enough about the application to tailor it to the job.
        • Include skills that are specific to the job you’re applying to. This resume includes the skills team building, problem resolution, and positive work environment cultivation.
        • Include the job title you’re applying for.
  • Career objectives are especially useful when you’re going through a career change, you’re just starting out in your career, or you don’t have enough work experiences to fill your resume.
    • As someone applying for a supervisor role, you likely have accumulated a fair number of work experiences, so you’ll only need to complete one if you’re changing your career path. This could be a move from associate-level work to supervisor, or from one type of supervisor to another, such as from a warehouse to call center supervisor.

Call Center Supervisor Resume

Call Center Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Hiring managers routinely receive 150+ applicants for a single supervisor job posting. On average, they’ll only spend 6 seconds reviewing each resume. So, how do you make sure hiring managers spend enough time on your resume to get the most important information?
    • Including quantifiable metrics (numbers) is the single best way you can draw hiring managers attention, get them to spend longer reviewing your resume, and glean more of the important information on your resume.
  • Quantifiable metrics will do all the heavy lifting on your resume for you.
    • You can use words to say you’re good at your jobs, but numbers will demonstrate that you actually know what you’re doing.
  • It’s not always easy finding numbers to include on your call center supervisor resume. Try including metrics on the number of new staff members you’ve hired, the number of employees you supervisor, metrics on ways you’ve improved call rate efficiency, rates on reduced staff turnover, average customer review ratings, number of calls made per shift at your site, awards and recognition, and the numbers of training events you held.

Operations Supervisor Resume

Operations Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Your operations supervisor resume is only as good as the skills section you include.
    • That’s not to say that the rest of your resume doesn’t matter, but if you don’t include a relevant skills sections, it’s possible that a hiring manager will never see your resume.
      • Hiring managers will use ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) to weed out applicants that may not be a good fit for the job. You, or the HR department at one of your past jobs, may have used ATS when looking for qualified job candidates. If you have used ATS before, that’s great! It will help you make sure your resume is ATS-friendly. But, if you haven’t, there’s no need to worry.
        • Basically, hiring mangers will set ATS to filter out resumes that don’t match enough pre-selected keywords. If your resume does not contain a skills section with relevant keywords, then your resume is much more likely to end up tossed in the trash. Unread.
  • Having trouble deciding what skills you should include on your resume?
    • Important skills for operations supervisors include conflict resolution, leadership, software knowledge (including Microsoft Powerpoint, Outlook, Zoho One, ProofHub, NetSuite, etc.), teamwork, scheduling, data entry and processing, Python and other statistical analysis and data processing software knowledge like R, detail-oriented, and motivational skills.

Warehouse Supervisor Resume

Warehouse Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Writing your warehouse supervisor resume isn’t an easy feat. With years of experience, it can be difficult to condense it down into a single page.
    • Make sure you’re utilizing the limited space to convey as much important information as possible. Qualitative metrics are your best friend here!
      • Don’t just detail the job description in your work experiences. Rather than saying, “managed employees to keep warehouse operations inexpensive while delivering products in a timely manner”, say something like, “oversaw 17+ staff members, ensuring strict adherence to deadlines, resulting in 100+ positive customer reviews”.
  • Want to make sure hiring managers are seeing the most important information on your resume?
    • Make sure to list your work experiences in reverse chronological order, like we did here, with your most recent work experience listed towards the top of the page. 70% of hiring managers admit to only reading the top 1/3rd of resumes. Make sure you’re showcasing your most recent, most relevant, and most demanding job where they’ll see it.
  • Have you ever reviewed 10-20 resumes from super qualified candidates for warehouse associate positions? If you have, you’ll remember that personalities become infinitely more important when every applicant you’re considering is highly qualified.
    • If you really want to stand out against the competition, showcase your personality while still being professional.

Housekeeping Supervisor Resume

Housekeeping Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • When you’re writing your housekeeping supervisor resume, remember that your resume is the best place to demonstrate the skills you’re describing.
    • If you’re telling hiring managers that you’re meticulous and detail-oriented, then your resume needs to be grammatically flawless and formatted in an inviting way.
  • Make sure you run through this list of common problem-areas to ensure your resume is ready for the send-off. And if you need a second pair of eyes, make sure to check out our free resume checker.
    • Ensure your resume is exactly the right length. Keep it to one full page, adjusting margins, fonts, header fonts, and font size to get it just right. Too much information and your resume will look overwhelming. Too little and hiring managers will wonder if you’ve done so little at your jobs that you can’t think of anything to say.
    • Make sure you include 2-4 work experiences.
      • Ensure that each work experience contains 3-6 bullet points.
        • Each bullet point should contain 200 characters maximum. If you’re using more than that, you should make the bullet point more concise, or split it up into 2 or more bullet points.
    • Check your grammar: is your spelling, punctuation, sentence structure, and word choice excellent?
      • Using consistent punctuation is important. If some of your bullet points end in periods, they all should.
      • Make sure you’re using action words, active voice, consistent tenses, and avoiding filler words.
    • Include all of the essential information: work experiences, skills section, optional resume objective, name, address and contact information, and education and certificates.
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