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 426,301 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 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 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 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
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand supervisor skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a supervisor : 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 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 426,301 resume examples and job offers and found that the average experience required for a supervisor job required by employers is 5.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average supervisor job listing asks for 5.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average supervisor candidate have?
The average supervisor resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your supervisor skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from supervisor resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
Substitute Teacher

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Biology
  • Disabled Athletic Sports Association - Participate in Power Wheelchair Soccer
  • Teach chemistry, physics and biology in an alternative high school for ELL and academically underserved youth.
  • Assisted in writing IEP Mathematics goals.
  • Substitute teacher for grades Pre-K through 4th grade.
  • Planned and conducted literacy workshops for teachers.
Student Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Supervisor
Master's Degree
Master's Degree - Education
  • Awarded grant based upon academic achievement and proposal.
  • Stint included carrying out several tests on various oils and analyzing its productivity in vehicles.
  • Lead group or individual tutoring sessions for mechanical engineering, mathematics, physics, and inorganic chemistry courses.
  • Assisted in the writing of IEP social emotional goals.
  • Follow daily goals per IEP per school district needs.
Sales Person

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Supervisor
High School Diploma
High School Diploma
  • Learned quickly to integrate into required position.
  • Handled cash, check, and debit transaction with POS System.
  • Handled men's furnishing *Assisted department manager with merchandising, handled all POS transactions.
  • Received positive feedback from fellow employees on continuous management of recovered items.
  • Balanced all of the days cash receipts prior to closing the store.
Marketing Internship

Candidate Info

Years In Workforce
Years As a Supervisor
Bachelor's Degree
Bachelor's Degree - Area Studies
  • Managed social media for Viacom's Facebook and Twitter.
  • Created and extracted Viacom's TV show thumbnails using "Alias", Viacom's Library Management system.
  • Edit all Instagram/Vine videos for MTV2 social accounts on Adobe Premiere Pro.
  • Managed and posted on the channel's Pinterest page.
  • Educate decision makers at all levels on forecast models through PowerPoint presentations.
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As a supervisor, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Supervisor roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of 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

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

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