Chief Information Officer Resume Template & Examples

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If you want to create a Chief Information Officer resume that actually gets noticed, then you need to know how to do it. You can’t just write your resume and hope for the best.

You need to know what employers are looking for in a Chief Information Officer resume. That’s where our guide comes in. We’ve put together a series of tips and tricks that will help you create a Chief Information Officer resume that will stand out from the rest of the crowd.

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Methodology

To build our chief information officer resume guide, we analyzed 15 chief information officer resumes and 25 chief information officer job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good chief information officer resumes and the things employers ask for most often when hiring.

We’ve also built a database of over 600,000 publicly available resumes from different professions & analyzed how the best resumes were written. 

It’s always good to make your resume unique and to follow best practices. This guide will help you understand what you need to include to make it competitive based on a large set of data from real resumes and real job listings.

You can read about our methodology in more detail here.

Chief information officer resume objective data + chief information officer objective examples

Do chief information officer’s need to include an objective on their resume? 

The general advice for resume objectives and professional summaries is still true (read our guide on resume objectives), but here’s what the data says for chief information officer’s specifically:

  • 27% of chief information officer’s included an objective section
  • 35% of chief information officer’s included a professional summary
  • 54% of chief information officer’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Chief information officer resume objective examples

Lifelong software tester looking for a new position. Strong record working as part of a team and executing ROI-driven systems to help meet organization KPIs .

Lifelong software tester seeking a new employment. Strong record working with teams and executing innovative initiatives to help meet company-wide goals .

I have over 25 years of experience in Thought Leadership, Software Development, Enterprise IT and Information Security, currently acting as a CTO & CISO for Sema4, a high-profile healthcare intelligence public company.

20+ years of extensive work experience in the full life cycle of the software development and delivery processes including requirements definition, prototyping, proof of concept, design, interface implementation, testing and maintenance.

FinTech & Digital Chief Technology Officer / Chief Digital Officer / Chief Information Officer Natural Leadership Streamlined Processes Exclusive Experience in Building and Managing Digital Businesses and Technology Platforms


Skills for chief information officer resumes

The best skills to put on any resume will be the ones most relevant to the job, but based on our analysis, these skills are among the most common on chief information officer resumes, which means they can be a strong foundation and are probably good to list on yours (if you’ve got them).

To learn more about how to fully leverage your skills section, check out our guide to resume skills.

*Note: our machine learning essentially picks up common words and phrases in skill sections, so you may have to extrapolate what skills are needed based on your own professional experience. 

Most common chief information officer resume skills

Most common hard skills for chief information officer resumes: management, mysql, linux, github, and asp.net.


Most common soft skills for chief information officer resumes: analytical skills, analytical skills, creativity, creativity, and detail oriented


Other good chief information officer resume skills

  • Developing IT strategy
  • Implementing IT strategy
  • IT objective setting
  • Hardware sourcing
  • Hardware purchasing
  • IT project management
  • Strategic planning
  • Enterprise software development
  • Budgeting
  • Agile
  • VMware
  • Business intelligence
  • Recruiting
  • SAP enterprise software
  • Data warehouse architecture
  • Microsoft Sharepoint

Chief information officer skills section examples

Note: we formatted all these examples the same way here for the sake of simplicity, but you can read about skills section formatting in our guide to resume formatting.

Chief information officer skills example 1

Developing IT strategy | management | it objective setting | hardware sourcing | mysql | linux| hardware purchasing

Chief information officer skills example 2

Implementing IT strategy | analytical skills | it project management | analytical skills | strategic planning | creativity | enterprise software development

Chief information officer skills example 3

SAP enterprise software | budgeting | detail oriented | creativity | vmware | analytical skills | business intelligence

Work experience for chief information officer resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for chief information officer resumes. 

For more detailed info on work experience sections specifically, check out our guide for writing a good work experience resume section and our guide for building a resume with no experience.

In general, when applying for chief information officer jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Chief information officer work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Chief Information Officer

Gekko & Co, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Analyze users’ needs and then design and develop software to meet those needs
  • Create a variety of models and diagrams showing programmers the software code needed for an application
  • Create test plans, scenarios, and procedures for new software
  • Design each piece of an application or system and plan how the pieces will work together
  • Document and report defects or problems with software

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Chief Information Officer

Jaguar Ventures, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Document every aspect of an application or system as a reference for future maintenance and upgrades
  • Ensure that a program continues to function normally through software maintenance and testing
  • Set objectives and strategies for the IT department
  • Select and implement suitable technology to streamline all internal operations and help optimize their strategic benefits
  • Design and customize technological systems and platforms to improve customer experience

WORK EXPERIENCE

Chief Information Officer Intern

Acme Corp., 2011-2012

Responsibilities

  • Plan the implementation of new systems and provide guidance to IT professionals and other staff within the organization
  • Approve purchases of technological equipment and software and establish partnerships with IT providers
  • Oversee the technological infrastructure (networks and computer systems) in the organization to ensure optimal performance
  • Direct and organize IT-related projects
  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise management and suggest actions

Education for chief information officer resumes

Unless you’re applying for academic positions or don’t have any work experience, your work history will be more important than your education.

Still, education is usually listed on resumes, and often, chief information officer job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

See our guide for education on resumes for more detailed information.

Data from our sample of 156 chief information officer resumes

  • 3% chief information officer resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 50% chief information officer resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 41% chief information officer resumes included a masters degree
  • 0% chief information officer resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Chief information officer resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Science

Blinn College District, 2019

Awards & Honors

  • Valedictorian
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Magna Cum Laude

EDUCATION

Associate of Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2015

Certifications for chief information officer resumes

Not every job requires certifications, but certifications can almost always improve your odds of landing an interview, and there certifications for (or related to) nearly all jobs. 

In fact, we wrote a playbook for listing certifications on resumes.

Here are a few certifications that can help chief information officer’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Chief information officer certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

GIAC Certified Project Manager

Global Information Assurance Certification, 2019

Certified Education Technology Leader

Consortium for School Networking, 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

GIAC Certified Project Manager, Certified Education Technology Leader, Certified IT Consultant

Chief information officer resume action verbs

After analyzing over 600,000 resumes, we built a huge library of of action verbs and cross-referenced it with our sample of 156 chief information officer resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by chief information officer’s and chief information officer employers.

The most common action verbs on chief information officer resumes are: design, code, test, engineer, and process.

The most common action verbs on chief information officer job postings are: develop, build, create, manage, and lead.

Other action verbs for chief information officer resumes: 

  • Implement
  • Plan
  • Complete
  • Report
  • Solve
  • Track
  • Built
  • Modify
  • Architect
  • Program
  • Implement
  • Plan
  • Complete
  • Report
  • Solve

Full chief information officer resume example

We created a couple complete chief information officer resume examples to help you see how all this fits together. Yours can be better than this. This is just a basic illustration. 

To see “perfect” examples, check out our showcase of resume examples.

Chief information officer resume example

Elizabeth Lowe
Chief Information Officer

2205 Veltri Drive, White Pine, MI


20+ years of extensive work experience in the full life cycle of the software development and delivery processes including requirements definition, prototyping, proof of concept, design, interface implementation, testing and maintenance.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Chief Information Officer

Gekko & Co, 2019-2022

Responsibilities

  • Drove bank’s digitalization technology, culture, and business process assessment roadmap for the establishment of state development.
  • Ensured solid business and IT strategy development for new digital banking project
  • Oversaw all IT development and operations management including staffing, strategic vision, and relationships building with a diverse group.
  • Collaborated with senior management, business leaders, and peers to drive project business plans, and IT, operations, and IT security departmental establishments plans.

Associate Chief Information Officer

Jaguar Ventures, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Drove comprehensive IT strategy developments including project management, IT governance, and systems implementation.
  • Ensured solid data migration, architecture committee workflow, and IT production monitoring.
  • Managed Business & IT platform for a high-profile Joint Venture Bank including definition of business and organizational structure, program and organizational management, and IT infrastructure preparation.
  • Established and documented repeatable processes to support ITSM services using ITIL framework including controls to ensure compliance with policies.

Chief Information Officer Intern

Acme Corp., 2011-2016

Responsibilities

  • Transitioned to an out-sourced IT services model by on-boarding two MSPs
  • Designed, executed and documented a cybersecurity program
  • Implemented a disaster recovery program
  • Designed and implemented a business continuity program for 30 global offices

CERTIFICATIONS

Data Governance and Stewardship Professional – Executive Management

Institute for the Certification of Computing Professionals, 2019

Certified Scrum Professional

Scrum Alliance, 2015


SKILLS

Developing IT strategy | hardware purchasing | linux | creativity | analytical skills | asp.net | budgeting


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Applied Science

Blinn College District, 2019

Associate of Arts

Universal Technical Institute of Arizona Inc, 2015

What experts say about chief information officer resumes

Before we wrap it up, we want to leave you with some advice from other experts we admire.

“Limit the detail on early roles. Do we care what you did in 1989? Sure we want to know who you worked for and your job title but that’s about it. Save the detail for your most recent positions.” – Tips for putting together a great resume | CIO Career Coach Episode 1.3


” Stress business impact. It’s no easy feat to engineer and deploy a mobile solution and companies will hire you based on your technology skills. But you’ll get a stronger reaction to your resume if you include the fact that your company earned revenue as a result of your technical work.” – Tips for putting together a great resume | CIO Career Coach Episode 1.3


” Demonstrate talent acquisition. If you built a team from scratch let them know about it.” – Tips for putting together a great resume | CIO Career Coach Episode 1.3

Want help with your chief information officer resume?

We know the feeling of having a resume and not knowing what to do with it. We’ve been there!

That’s why we put a lot of love into our guides, so we hope you found them useful.

Hopefully, this will help you craft a top-notch Chief Information Officer resume. If you see anything we missed or anything that could be improved on, let us know!

Methodology

In addition to our own expertise as professional resume consultants, for every resume guide we write, we curate dozens of recent job postings and resumes to make sure all our recommendations align with current trends for each specific industry and career path. Learn more about our methodology here. 

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Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle Reed | Sr. Resume Advisor

Michelle has worked in recruiting & HR for 10 years and has taught resume writing at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She has helped build teams at two large startups (Wyzant and, currently, Brilliant) in the last decade, which means she views hundreds of resumes per day. Michelle guides our overall resume value system, ensuring our recommendations are high-quality and effective in the current job market.

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