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5 Supervisor Resume Examples That Worked In 2021

Author: Stephen Greet, Co-founder
Published on: August 9, 2021

It’s no secret, being in charge is difficult. Whether it’s grappling over a difficult decision, providing constructive employee criticism, or taking the heat 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 write, update, or enhance your resume. That’s where we come in.

We've reviewed hundreds of resumes and researched many supervisor roles to determine exactly what it takes for you to build a winning resume. We've taken this information and whittled it down into 5 supervisor resume samples with a helpful guide guaranteed to improve your resume and help you land interviews (and a job!) in 2021.

Resume Examples

Supervisor Resume

Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Once an essential element of every resume, career objectives have gotten a bit of a bad rep because, when they’re not specific, they waste space.
    • Career objectives are useful when going through a career change, starting out in your career, or when you don’t have much work experience. 
      • If that sounds like you, when you include job-specific detail in the career objective on your supervisor resume, you won't be wasting space!
        • Mention the name of the place you’re applying to. This makes your career objective more personalized and tells hiring managers you care enough about the application to tailor it to the job.
        • Include skills specific to the job you’re applying to. 
        • Include the job title you’re applying for.
  • Don't forget to include all sections of your resume. It's easy to forget the small sections, like your contact info—a surefire way to not get called for an interview. 

Call Center Supervisor Resume

Call Center Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Including quantifiable metrics (numbers) is the best way you can draw employers' attention, get them to spend longer reviewing your resume, and glean the most important information.
    • You can use words to say you’re good at what you do, but numbers will demonstrate that you actually know what you’re doing and have made a measurable impact.
    • It’s not always easy finding numbers to include on your call center supervisor resume. Try including metrics on the number of new staff you’ve hired, the number of employees you supervise, improved call rate efficiency, average customer review ratings, number of calls made per shift, etc. 
  • While higher education likely won't be required for a call center supervisory role, if you have an associate or bachelor's degree, absolutely include it. 
    • Consider placing higher education toward the top of your resume where an employer will notice this little detail that may give you the advantage. 

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 relevant skills, it’s possible employers will never see your resume if they're using ATS to filter out resumes that don't have the right keywords.
      • Don't let this overwhelm you. Simply pay close attention to the skills the company discusses in its job description. 
        • Often, supervisors need software knowledge (Microsoft) on top of knowing how to resolve conflict, motivate teams, and understand data. 
  • If you organize your work experience in the reverse-chronological format, you'll be able to quickly show career progression to an employer. As an operations supervisor, you don't start out in that position. 
    • Think of the jobs listed on your resume like the rungs of a ladder. To climb up, you start at the bottom level. 

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 limited space to convey as much important information as possible. Qualitative metrics are your friend here! They take up hardly any space and add weight to your claims. 
  • As a warehouse supervisor, you're actively engaged in the day-to-day warehouse operations. Likewise, show that same level of engagement in how you write your job experience bullet points. 
    • Active voice: YOU are the one completing the actions listed in your resume. If you handled a logistics challenge, say that! Avoid passive voice, which says, "Logistic challenges were handled." Handled by who?  
    • Active verbs: Coordinated, ensured, and collaborated are some examples of strong verbs that will lead each statement. Avoid vague and uninteresting words like tried, was, or became.

Housekeeping Supervisor Resume

Housekeeping Supervisor resume example

Why this resume works

  • Housekeeping is hard work and takes initiative and willingness to get the job done right. Be sure to demonstrate this initiative in how you supervise the work that gets done on your watch. 
  • Run through this list of common problem areas to ensure your resume is ready. Don't submit it until you've had a second pair of eyes take a look (preferably a third pair!), and make sure to use our free resume checker.
    • Keep your housekeeping supervisor resume to one full page. Too much information and your resume will look overwhelming. Too little and hiring managers will wonder if you’ve contributed to any job.
    • Include 2-4 jobs with each experience containing 3-6 bullet points.
    • Check your grammar.
    • Include all the essentials: work experience, skills, contact information, and education.

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