Team Leader

Team 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 310,217 Team 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 Team 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 Team 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 Team 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
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand team leader skills. Below we have listed the top skills for a team leader : 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 Team Leader
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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
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Staff Nurse

  • Assisted the providers to care for their patients.
  • Staff RN and Relief Charge Nurse Newborn Nursery and Level Two NICU.
  • Transitioned from EMT to RN through multiple levels of care to give my nursing experience good foundation.
  • Care Plans, Ventilator Management, Titrating drips, EKG monitoring and analysis.
  • Charge nurse: Supervise RNs, CNAs, and Monitor techs.

Example # 2


  • Water Safety Instructor, First Aid, Lifeguard, AED/CPR certified
  • Obtained CPI and advanced CPR training.
  • Lecture and Laboratory instructor for Chemistry, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology
  • Selected for three-month long ROTC capstone training event in Fort Lewis, WA to coordinate logistical support for roughly 2400 Cadets.
  • Designed and implemented Chemistry and Biology curriculum based on Indiana State Academic Standards.

Example # 3

Crew Trainer

  • Guide customers to a positive outcome.
  • Communicated clearly and positively with co-workers and management.
  • Prepare pizzas for the customers Acquire a food handler's permit for proper food care handle dough and assorted vegetables
  • Learned all positions except management.
  • Operated the cash register in the lobby and drive-thru, Responsible for cleaning the restaurant, and completing other assigned tasks

Example # 4


  • Provide hands-on support and insightful advice to help the customer continue to use their iOS devices as needed.
  • Provided Apple product technical and sales support to customers Promoted to sell solutions to Apple's business clientele
  • Trained up to 16 customers on Apple software and hardware products during morning workshops.
  • Awarded 2010 Apple Product Professional based on sales goals met and training received and given.
  • Provide significant value to customers with knowledge and expertise of Apple and its various products.

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We compared 310,217 sample team leader resumes with job offers and found that the average years of experience required for a team leader job required by employers is 5.0 years.
How much work experience do employers want to see?
The average team leader job listing asks for 5.0 years of work experience.
How much work experience does the average team leader candidate have?
The average team leader resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your team leader skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from team leader resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a team leader, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Team Leader roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of team 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

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

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