Associate/Team Lead

Associate/Team Lead Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 5,038 Associate/Team Lead resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Four Key Resume Tips For Landing An Associate/Team Lead Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Customer Service, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write An Associate/Team Lead Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Associate/Team Lead CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
For Associate/Team Leads, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on associate/team lead resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: new merchandise. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as an associate/team lead.
Top Skills for an Associate/Team Lead
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Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Visual Merchandiser

  • Maintained a clean and positive work environment.
  • Dress mannequins and use appropriate lighting to display merchandise for the best possible presentation.
  • Performed manager-on-duty procedures, and as well worked closely with head of store, associate manager, and assistant manager.
  • Cultivated and inspired employees about Apple s vision and standards.
  • Perform various merchandising tasks as plan-o-grams, audits, cut-ins, and recalls for major retail stores and chains.

Example # 2


  • Reset and enforce plan-o-grams for beverages as well as implementing new product placements.
  • Attained a CDL-A and a year of experience.
  • Worked closely with store management to actively build relationships as a representative of the Coca-Cola brand.
  • Worked with JDA software as POG tool.
  • Post all POS on displays and shelves.

Example # 3

Receiving Associate

  • Recieved overnight shipments and assisted in the unloading, restocking, and rezoning of new inventory.
  • Followed merchandising standards and practices.
  • Perform truck audits for trucks coming in from Wal-Mart's Distribution Center and GreatWide (produce/meat/frozen/refrigerated foods).
  • Advanced OSHA forklift certification to include Electric Stand-up models.
  • Communicated with supervisors and managers to determine merchandising plans and priorities.

Example # 4


  • Verify customer's signature and identification via POS computer system.
  • Perform all SKUing of items across all lines of business.
  • Stocked merchandise, nightly truck deliveries, packing pallets checking SKU #, merchandise inventory Greeted and assisted customers in the store
  • Reset isles in all home depots in las Vegas area and Utah
  • Collaborated with vendors, logistics personnel and department allocator to resolve delivery and processing issues.

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We compared 5,038 sample associate/team lead resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for an associate/team lead job required by employers is 3.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average associate/team lead job listing asks for 3.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average associate/team lead candidate have?
The average associate/team lead resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your associate/team lead skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from associate/team lead resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As an associate/team lead, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Associate/Team Lead roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of associate/team lead resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Associate/Team Lead Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Associate/Team Leads. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Associate/Team Leads to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%