Case Manager 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 146,655 Case Manager 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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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing a Case Manager 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 Treatment Plans, 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.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
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 a Case Manager 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 Case Manager 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
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand case manager skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a case manager : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for a Case Manager
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
We compared 146,655 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a case manager job required by employers is 2.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average case manager job listing asks for 2.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average case manager candidate have?
The average case manager resume contains 5.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your case manager skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from case manager resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Licensed Practical Nurse

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Case Manager
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Social Work
  • Started intravenous lines and administered medications via triple lumen catheters, PICC-Line & Porta-catheters as well as changing incision site dressings.
  • Schedule triage appointments for patients.
  • Worked as an LPN in both a wellness clinic and home care setting with adults and pediatric patients.
  • Charge nurse on medical-surgical, telemetry, and ICU units.
  • Shared joint responsibility for successful opening and operation of new CT/Vascular Surgery ICU.
Residential Counselor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Case Manager
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Human Services
  • Obtained AMAP Certification to distribute medication to the residents.
  • Developed training manual for entry-level counselors.
  • Direct Service Provider Assisted with ADL's (Activities of Daily living) for individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Attend all in person and online trainings for safety, residential care, WRAP method, CPI, etc.
  • Program Counselor Counsel consumers in daily life and activities.
Pediatric Nurse (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Case Manager
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Social Work
  • Served as clinical resource for residents and interns, nurses, and other support staff.
  • Have worked as a charge nurse on sub acute side and got promoted to job position of Mds coordinator .
  • Triaged phone calls full time for several years to determine need for and immediacy of appointments.
  • Work effectively with a very diverse population with mindfulness to cultural sensitivity
  • Assess urgent and emergent health conditions using both physiologically and technologically derived data.
Social Worker

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Case Manager
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Psychology
  • Ensured that 2728 forms and admission paperwork was completed for each patient applying for ESRD Medicare and Kidney Healthcare.
  • Assist families to apply for social services, including Medicaid or Women, Infants, and Children (WIC).
  • Evaluate children and adolescents as part of the Massachusetts Child Psychiatry Access Project (MCPAP).
  • Interpret and apply DaVita and state guidelines.
  • Provide assessment for patients who have suffered physical or psychological trauma or who's presenting symptoms of social distress.
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Since case manager roles are fairly specialized, a strong educational background is important. Our data showed that most case manager resumes list a master's degree as the highest level of education.
Based on our analysis of case manager resumes, the most common major for case manager candidates is Social Work, but other majors made their way in as well. Nursing, Psychology and Business were relatively common.
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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

Case Manager 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 Case Managers. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Case Managers to learn more.

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