Shift 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 144,421 Shift 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 Shift 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 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 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 Shift 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
For Shift Managers, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on shift manager resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: food preparation. 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 manager.
Top Skills for a Shift 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 144,421 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a shift manager job required by employers is 5.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average shift manager job listing asks for 5.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average shift manager candidate have?
The average shift manager resume contains 1.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your shift manager skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from shift manager resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Mcdonalds Crew Member (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Manager
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Engineering
  • Handled registers including drive-thru window orders & maintained efficient time management.
  • Worked on cash register Bagged people's ordered Closed the store Clean the store
  • Work order Counters, Registers, and drive thru pick up windows at wendy's.
  • Crew member at Wendy's in Highland.
  • lobby attendant , dishwasher, greeter, window cashier
Shift Manager

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Manager
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Received my ServSafe Certification in 2013.
  • Managed 12 people during a shift.
  • Attended 3 day management training course (BSM) to become certified.
  • Passed the Servsafe food safety certification test.
  • Ensured all deposits were accounted for.
Sales Person

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Manager
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Assisted at Clarins, Origins, Elizabeth Arden, Estee' Lauder, Clinique, Shiseido, andLanc me counters.
  • Register and help preparing some deposits and help the permanent sales'associate to increase their sales.
  • Maintain good housekeeping standards Adhere to Loss Prevention and inventory control and compliance procedures Balance drawers and deposits
  • start new macys accounts-provide outstanding customer service-stock and merchandising -meet daily sales goals
  • Maintain a positive professional attitude reflecting Macy's commitment to our customer.
Team Leader

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Manager
Some College Courses
Some College Courses - Psychology
  • Participated in a Six Sigma LEAN assessment to identify gaps in process.
  • Provided daily and monthly accurate scorecard reports to supervisor in timely a manner.
  • Involved in creating functional automated test cases for various stages of Money Movement application using QTP.
  • Managed, developed, and motivated a 15-associated team to provide excellent service while exceeding required SLA's.
  • Validated CSI xml data transmission responses in Back End tables.
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As a shift manager, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Shift Manager roles often require a Less than a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of shift manager resumes that we looked at contained a less than 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

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

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