Shift 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 124,111 Shift 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 Shift 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 Customer Service, 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 Shift 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 Shift 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
For Shift Leaders, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on shift leader resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: prep food. 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 shift leader.
Top Skills for a Shift 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
We compared 124,111 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a shift leader job required by employers is 8.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average shift leader job listing asks for 8.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average shift leader candidate have?
The average shift leader resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your shift leader skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from shift leader resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Leader
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Biology
  • E-mail, Filing paper work, Documentation, Microsoft PowerPoint.
  • Balanced cash drawer deposits and safe $800 - $1,200 day and calculated end of shift reconciliations.
  • Communicated clearly and positively with coworkers and management.
  • Worked in drive-thru, front counter, and ran kitchen operations.
  • Provided great customer service Worked in a fast pace environment Learned to work with a variety of people
Server Assistant (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Leader
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Handle monies and use micros to input orders and settle guest checks.
  • Anticipated problems, and averted them as quickly as possible.
  • Comfort in Microsoft Office productivity suite.
  • Received numerous restaurant recognition for service and sales performance, including front-of- house (FOH) staff member of the month.
  • Greet people at the door.
Sales Person

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Leader
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Connected wireless phones through AT&T and Verizon
  • Specialized in carriers such as Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and prepaid.
  • Licensed Wal-Mart material handling equipment operator.
  • Work with Companies such as At&t, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.
  • Answered questions that customers had regarding guns, ammo, and hardware.
Server And Certified Trainer (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Leader
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Trained both FOH & BOH for 14 New-Store openings, both domestically & internationally.
  • Trained in mixology and flair bartending.
  • Operated Micros POS system and cash register.
  • Communicated with large numbers of people daily; ensured that all transactions were correctly completed in a highly dynamic environment.
  • Generated daily shift reports of all dining room activity for management in Microsoft Word and Excel.
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As a shift leader, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Shift Leader roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of shift leader 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

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

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