Section Supervisor 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 2,625 Section Supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 Supervisor 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 Section Supervisors, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on section supervisor resumes is military personnel, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: safety procedures. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a section supervisor.
Top Skills for a Section Supervisor
Combat, 5%
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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
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your section supervisor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from section supervisor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Delivery Driver/Warehouse

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Section Supervisor
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Operate a straight delivery vehicle with a CDL B air brake endorsement.
  • Make use of CDL license by driving truck for Deans.
  • Operated various lift equipment, processed UPS and FedEx shipping via software program.
  • Obtained CDL B license in 2005 and have maintained since.
  • Distributed and managed sales of Pepsi products.
Staff Nurse

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Section Supervisor
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Homeland Security
  • Insert peripheral IV and administer blood and hydration products, IV medication, and draw blood from PICC and central lines.
  • Delivered a complete range of RN services and expertise.
  • Coordinated the flow of each patient from arrival to triage for evaluation, admission, delivery, then over to postpartum.
  • Provided patient and family education concerning pre- and post-operative care and instructions.
  • Communicate to on-call providers for advice or further evaluation of difficult cases.
Section Supervisor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Section Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Education
  • Obtained OSHA 10, Safeland Training, and doubled as field HSE contact.
  • Provided EW support for the unit Directly supervised two members of my assigned vehicle during combat operations.
  • Trained supervisory team on appropriate utilization of NICE call monitoring system.
  • Work closely with Producers and Owners resolving documentation and payments issues from QDOD.
  • Directed squadron and sections regarding foreign object damage and Motorcycle Lead Rider programs, ensuring personnel compliance to standards.
Section Supervisor

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Section Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Journalism
  • Oversee the logistics of the entire Feeder Operation for UPS drivers in the Illinois district.
  • Designated First Responder for Hazardous Materials and Osha Related Material.
  • Prepared and manage safety procedures in accordance with Company, OSHA, and DOT guidelines.
  • Complete weekly DMP audit to make sure everything is in compliance with OSHA and company standards.
  • Administer and develop health and safety programs compliant with federal, state, and OSHA guidelines.
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As a section supervisor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Section Supervisor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of section supervisor 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