Leader 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 64,592 Leader 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 Leader Job:

1.
Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
2.
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 Ensure Safety, be sure to list it as a skill.
3.
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.
4.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
5.
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 Leader Resume

1
Contact Information
Name
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.
Address
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.
2
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Leader 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
3
Skills

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 leader skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a leader : 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 Leader
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
4
Experience
We compared 64,592 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a leader job required by employers is 8.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average leader job listing asks for 8.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average leader candidate have?
The average leader resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your leader skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from leader resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Male
Leader

Candidate Info

7
Years In Workforce
2
Years As a Leader
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - History
  • Moved and setup over 200 client workstations throughout the Capital Market floors.
  • Assisted in the planning of and conducted over 200 dismounted and mounted combat patrols during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
  • Trained as a QA Validation Technician responsible for Facilities and Process Validation start up.
  • Assist Master Club leaders as they teach elementary age children to memorize the Bible and it's life principles.
  • Led Bible studies, mentored & supervised students as Resident Assistant at The King's College.
Female
Human Resources Coordinator

Candidate Info

12
Years In Workforce
3
Years As a Leader
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - History
  • Certified Taleo System Administrator for L-3 Communications Corporation.
  • Implemented routine reconciliation reports to ensure the accuracy of data in the HRIS system.
  • Maintained SharePoint sites used by HR department for document repository.
  • Assisted in writing the employee manual covering issues including disciplinary procedures, code of conduct, FMLA policy and benefits information.
  • Make corrections in multiple HRIS systems, which require knowledge of Federal HR practices.
Male
Leader

Candidate Info

12
Years In Workforce
5
Years As a Leader
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Helped to facilitate orientation activities and introduce incoming freshman to college.
  • Provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) and in-depth analysis to project teams, customers, and executive managers.
  • Organized PowerPoint presentations for teachers and parents to introduce the model.
  • Increased referral rates by 75% to build enterprise awareness and demand.
  • Maintained OSHA logs to analyze incidents along with insurance company.
Female
Teacher

Candidate Info

18
Years In Workforce
5
Years As a Leader
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Psychology
  • Order meal and snack supplies as well as other daycare supplies.
  • Provided instruction in phonics, reading and mathematics to students ranging in age from two to nine years.
  • Teach in NAEYC qualified classrooms; children of ages 3 1/2 yrs.
  • Develop activities Introduce math and literacy concepts Arrange activities to adhere to KLC policy
  • Certified to drive bus in taking children to school and on field trips CPR & First Aide certified
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5
Education
As a leader, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Leader roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of leader resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
Majors
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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

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

Average Employee Salary
$99,000
$59,000
Min 10%
$99,000
Median 50%
$165,000
Max 90%