Service 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 84,591 Service 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 Service 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 Service Department, 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 Service 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 Service 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 service manager skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a service 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 Service 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 84,591 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a service manager job required by employers is 3.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average service manager job listing asks for 3.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average service manager candidate have?
The average service manager resume contains 6.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your service manager skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from service manager resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Service Manager

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Service Manager
Certificate - Precision Metal Working
  • Established the first PMO organization for Program/Project oversight & governance in BMC Software Professional Services North America.
  • Managed a team of 9 people.
  • Designed and Architected security for cloud hosted solutions (Azure) IAAS / PAAS.
  • Monitor HVAC temp thru Trane variTrack software system.
  • Minimized costs and maximized the overall performance of our global IT system's infrastructure.
Credit Analyst

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Service Manager
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Legal Support Services
  • Processed and submitted lien's, as well as UCC filings, against accounts in default.
  • Managed 500-600 account portfolio of $11 MIL in receivables with the focus on continually improving DSO.
  • Process refinance, purchase, pre-approval and home equity loans.
  • Managed successful procurement negotiation of data processing contracts; all types of insurance services; remodeling contracts; and furniture/equipment purchases.
  • Reviewed new client credit applications using tools such as Experian & Dun & Bradstreet.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Service Manager
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Real Estate
  • Completed all required paperwork and documentation according to guidelines and deadlines.
  • Provide administrative support such as answering telephones, filing paperwork, and light typing.
  • Closed the store every night , and count the deposit and ending tills .
  • Receive vendor deliveries using HHT, complete daily paperwork as needed.
  • Interviewed, hired, trained and or certified, promoted when a position came open, dismissed if needed.
Collections Specialist

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Service Manager
Associate's Degree
Associate's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Review, negotiate, and recommend action on requests for proposed foreclosure within the time-frames established by management.
  • Studied and received a medical terminology certificate, as well as training in Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance.
  • Performed all follow-up and collection activities to maintain a reduced DSO (partial payment, denial and delinquent's claims).
  • Maintain direct line of positive communication with customer's corporate A/P groups.
  • Interact with healthcare provider to ensure charted information correlates with coding.
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Service Manager job openings don't necessarily require a 4 year degree. Looking at our data, we found that the majority of service manager resumes listed an associate degree (typically 2 years) as the highest level of education.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to service manager positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on service manager resumes include Management, Automotive Technology, and Accounting.
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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

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

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