Working with my client, who is an SAP Project Manager and SAP Business Analyst, we came up with a new format that lets her highlight a history of strong accomplishments. This article shows you a sample of the resume we created and the process we used to write it.
For those of you who don’t know, SAP is a brand of enterprise computer software designed to help manage business operations and customer relations. But this example can also act as a good manager resume template for other specialized areas, whether in IT or elsewhere.
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About the format of this SAP manager resume
Using where you’ve been and what you’ve done up to now, you shape your resume to point to the future. By selecting and highlighting those elements that show a potential employer how well you match, you put to work experience that you already have to target your new resume to EACH job.
The Summary of Qualifications section (or whatever you prefer to call it) is a great place to select targeted qualifications that help show how well you fit, based on things they emphasize in the actual job description. And in this case, since Joan can be either a Project Manager or Business Analyst, she’ll use that flexibility to adjust the title and as many accomplishments as possible depending on the job.
Working with Joan (not her real name of course), we decided to add a Success Factors section. This is not standard for all resumes, and may not be right for everyone, but because competition is tight in the oil and gas industry (and elsewhere), we thought it might be an extra boost to help market her skills.
As for her older DCM experience toward the end, she originally had a long list of accomplishments making the resume three pages. But her more current experience is more relevant to what she’s looking for now, so we only kept the highlights. We could have deleted it totally, but DCM (again disguised) has an excellent reputation, so we left it in, but in a condensed format.
Sample SAP Project Manager / Business Analyst Resume
Here’s what we came up with to emphasize her strengths and experience, and make it easier for a resume screener to quickly see them. She’ll then carefully target her new resume (and cover letter) to the job description for each job that she wants to apply for:
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A few more thoughts
Some of you may wonder why this resume can be used as either an SAP Project Manager or SAP Business Analyst template. With enough experience to be able to aim your job search in either direction, it helps to have a separate resume version that focuses specifically on EACH POSSIBILITY.
If you can do the job, you need a resume that makes it easy for the employer to see that you want their job and not just any job. Don’t expect them to guess. So taking the time to adapt your resume to the specific job is always the best way to present your strongest case for being selected.
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