Section Leader

Section 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 7,755 Section 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 Section Leader 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 Military Personnel, 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 Section Leader 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 Section 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

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 section leader skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a section 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 Section Leader
Combat, 11%
Medal, 4%
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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

Non-Commissioned Officer

  • Rank: Staff Sergeant (E-6) (Duty Occupation: Recruiter's Aide/Recruiter) Prepared meals for soldiers.
  • Conducted physical and combat training events.
  • Supervised the emplacement, firing, and maintenance of the M119A2 Howitzer.
  • Performed preventative maintenance, repaired and maintained personal equipment to ensure it was combat ready.
  • Advised commanders and staff on computer information systems policy and technical matters.

Example # 2

Marketing Internship

  • Managed deployment of email campaigns (four to ten campaigns per week).
  • Coordinated and promoted events through Aramark s Facebook and Twitter pages, therefore increasing traffic to various dining locations on campus.
  • Managed Aramark Facebook and Twitter pages for the University of Southern Mississippi.
  • Web design/Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Campusdish website
  • Analyzed email campaign metrics and results for better ROI and to develop new testing strategies.

Example # 3

Platoon Sergeant

  • Trained in Anti-terrorism level 1 (according to DoD standards).
  • Conducted over 30 combat operations.
  • Rank: Sgt/E5* Topographical analyst and heavy equipment operator.
  • Top Secret Clearance Awards Combat Ribbons - Korean Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal
  • Led ground combat troop teams in support of battlefield operations.

Example # 4


  • Provided inspections and logistical support to over 2,000 incoming and outgoing personnel in over 20 buildings.
  • Earned various medals and ribbons, Worked on demolitions and the undo of popes traps and land mines Light wheel mechanic.
  • Incorporated actual combat experience into training events to project realistic training
  • Tracked DoD 8570 compliancy and produced required FISMA reports.
  • Supervised and led soldiers daily with experience in two overseas arenas while conducting combat operations.

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Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your section leader skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from section leader resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a section leader, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Section Leader roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of section leader resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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

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

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