Shift 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 116,265 Shift 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 Shift 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 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 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 Shift 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 Shift Supervisors, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on shift supervisor resumes is customer service, 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 shift supervisor.
Top Skills for a Shift Supervisor
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 116,265 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a shift supervisor job required by employers is 8.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average shift supervisor job listing asks for 8.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average shift supervisor candidate have?
The average shift supervisor resume contains 2.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your shift supervisor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from shift supervisor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Motor Transport Operator (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Business/Commerce
  • Received and implemented combat orders and directed deployment of personnel in offensive, defensive and retrograde operations.
  • Provided logistics support and responsible for moving 50 tons of mail for U.S. Service members and civilians
  • Helped in the training of soldier's, to prepare them for combat.
  • Prepare Hazardous Goods Declaration forms (HAZDECs) for all equipment containing HAZMAT.
  • Operated and maintained amphibious assault vehicles as vehicle commander for over 3 years.

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - History
  • Abided by DOT regulations when driving over the road.
  • Lead man Trainer Qualified Class A CDL Hazmat Certified, Forklift Operator, Knowledgeable in all areas of King County.
  • Line haul driver regional doubles, rocky Mountain double,triple trailers,hazmat
  • Obtained my CDL through FedEx apprenticeship.
  • Transport of passengers to various locations in Wisconsin and Illinois Currently hold a class b cdl with air brake and passenger endorsement
Deli Associate (Part-Time)

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Supervisor
Doctoral Degree
Doctoral Degree - Psychology
  • Operated Deli slicer adhering to all safety standards.
  • Trained new staff Kept a clean and hygienic workplace Interacted diplomatically with a variety of people Worked efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Use of frying equipment and rotisserie according to health guidelines.
  • Assisted customers with their deli orders and prepared products for customers to purchase.
  • Assisted Publix customers in slicing deli meats and cheese as well as crafting sandwiches, roasting chicken and serving hot food.
Certified Nursing Assistant

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Shift Supervisor
Certificate - Sociology
  • Certified to deliver medications and in CPR/First Aid.
  • Assisted with ADL's, including: laundry, trash removal, room cleaning, showering, ect.
  • Assist ADL's per patient medical record.
  • Provided personal cares, light housekeeping, companionship, to patients of all ages who are terminally ill.
  • Visit clients at their home, provided caring companionship to elderly and developmentally disabled patients.
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As a shift supervisor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Shift Supervisor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of shift 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

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

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