Product Manager Resume Template & Examples

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You’ve been working hard and making your mark on the world with your ideas. You’re a product manager, and you’re in demand right now. Before you can find a job, though, you need to write a great resume. If you don’t know how to do that, our guide can help!

It contains data and tips to help you craft the best possible product manager resume—so you’ll be able to show off your talents in front of any hiring manager. Let’s dive in!

Methodology

To build our product manager resume guide, we analyzed 28 product manager resumes and 50 product manager job postings using machine learning to identify the most common elements of good product manager 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.

Product manager resume objective data + product manager objective examples

Do product manager’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 product manager’s specifically:

  • 31% of product manager’s included an objective section
  • 34% of product manager’s included a professional summary
  • 43% of product manager’s included neither an objective nor a summary

Product manager resume objective examples

Lifelong project manager seeking a new employment. Strong record working collaborative and executing key initiatives to help meet company-wide targets .

Prolific and results-driven sales manager able to win independently or collaboratively team. Seeking to join a reputable company as a sales manager to help meet goals and KPIs.

Self-motivated, attention to detail individual with an innate ability to problem solving, critical thinking and time management. Experienced in Data gathering and analysis, strategic thinking on regulations, Quality Assurance and Data Analysis.

Certified Scrum Master and Product Owner. Experienced in leading multiple cross functional teams, or Agile Release Train (ART), guiding them on how to use Agile, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), Scrum and Lean (e.g. Kanban) values/practices through servant leadership. Experience in building mobile android app from scratch.


Skills for product manager 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 product manager 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 product manager resume skills

Most common hard skills for product manager resumes: risk assessment, agile, development principles, financial management, and operations.


Most common soft skills for product manager resumes: decision-making skills, communication skills, customer-service skills, patience, and organizational skills


Other good product manager resume skills

  • Communication skills
  • Technical expertise
  • Business skills
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Marketing skills
  • Delegation skills
  • Strategic thinking
  • Prioritization skills
  • Understanding of web development
  • Write technical specs and requirements
  • Market research
  • Knowledge of user experience
  • Flexibility
  • Problem-Solving

Product manager 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.

Product manager skills example 1

Communication skills | management | business skills | research skills | sales | marketing | analytical skills

Product manager skills example 2

Technical expertise | decision-making skills | interpersonal skills | communication skills | marketing skills | customer-service skills | delegation skills

Product manager skills example 3

Knowledge of user experience | strategic thinking | decisionmaking skills | patience | understanding of web development | communication skills | write technical specs and requirements

Work experience for product manager resumes

Work experience is perhaps the most important part of any resume, and it’s no different for product manager 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 product manager jobs, you want to highlight the experience most relevant to each specific position. Here are a few samples.

Product manager work experience examples

WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Product Manager

Moxie Group, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the maintenance and repair of machinery, equipment, and electrical and mechanical systems
  • Comply with anti-discrimination laws when renting or advertising, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Federal Fair Housing Amendment Act, and local fair housing laws
  • Address complaints regarding food quality or service
  • Manage general activities related to making products and providing services
  • Lead staff in resolving problems or improving production

WORK EXPERIENCE

Associate Product Manager

Storm Solutions, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Assign sales territories and set sales quotas
  • Negotiate or approve contracts and agreements
  • Collaborate with leadership team to develop product positioning and messaging that resonate with buyers
  • Create sales enablement materials including presenting gold property templates for customer satisfaction
  • Analyze market trends, industry trends and our competitors to better position products

WORK EXPERIENCE

Product Manager Intern

Gekko & Co, 2007-2012

Responsibilities

  • Develop understanding of our customers, markets and products
  • Lead product, design and engineering teams in the development and launch of customer-facing native application
  • Incorporate product design principles, design patterns and shared code libraries to ensure efficient, consistent, and scalable product development
  • Lead teams through a software development lifecycle that leverages agile principles, with the know-how to quickly change and pivot as needed
  • Experience using product analytics and monitoring tools, as well as making data-driven decisions

Education for product manager 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, product manager job postings list a minimum education requirement. 

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

Data from our sample of 732 product manager resumes

  • 5% product manager resumes listed an associate’s degree
  • 54% product manager resumes listed a bachelor’s degree
  • 38% product manager resumes included a masters degree
  • 1% product manager resumes mentioned a doctoral degree

Product manager resume education examples

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2021

Awards & Honors

  • The Honor Society
  • Foreign Language Award
  • AP Scholar

EDUCATION

Associate of Science

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2015

Certifications for product manager 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 product manager’s specifically, according to CareerOneStop.

Product manager certification examples

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundational

Society for Technical Communication, 2021

AWS solutions architect

Amazon, Inc., 2015

CERTIFICATIONS

Certified Professional Technical Communicator – Foundational, AWS solutions architect, Professional scrum master

Product manager 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 732 product manager resumes and job postings to find which action verbs are most commonly used by product manager’s and product manager employers.

The most common action verbs on product manager resumes are: design, program, manage, engineer, and lead.

The most common action verbs on product manager job postings are: process, field, develop, plan, and direct.

Other action verbs for product manager resumes: 

  • Assist
  • Complete
  • Review
  • Track
  • Document
  • Prepare
  • Test
  • Perform
  • Build
  • Drive
  • Assist
  • Complete
  • Review
  • Track
  • Document

Full product manager resume example

We created a couple complete product manager 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.

Product manager resume example

Kelly Williams
Product Manager

1183 Laurel Lane, Pecos, TX


with an innate ability to problem solving, critical thinking and time management. Experienced in Data gathering and analysis, strategic thinking on regulations, Quality Assurance and Data Analysis.


WORK EXPERIENCE

Sr. Associate Product Manager

Moxie Group, 2021-2022

Responsibilities

  • Deep knowledge of digital technologies, with an eye toward the continual change in consumer technology, including but not limited to wearables, screen-less UI, artificially intelligent bots and voice recognition
  • Managed the product backlog with a focus on the highest priority to drive value for customers
  • Oversaw development stages from a completion perspective, adjust and iterate based on the priorities
  • Primary communicator between the Stakeholders and Development team

Associate Product Manager

Storm Solutions, 2015-2022

Responsibilities

  • Worked within a Scaled Agile environment and continuously win sprint over sprint
  • Facilitated meetings and workshops at all levels across client organizations to inform solution development
  • Partnered with technical architect(s) to design and deliver data warehouse, data science, and/or business intelligence solutions
  • Enable team delivery by minimizing variability in currently executed sprint

Product Manager Intern

Gekko & Co, 2007-2016

Responsibilities

  • Responsible to define the roadmap for Service Status Center and Help & Support workstream
  • Successfully executed multiple features across Help and Support webapps for Comcast Business Organized and led numerous Call-Out Night’s for multiple branches. Provided guidance for client approach, outlined objectives for each call and the order of calls as well as how to close for appointments. Consistently secured required amount of onsite appointments through outbound call efforts.
  • Conceptualized, designed and built the first MVP from the ground up adopting a “mobile first” approach and rolling out the desktop and mobile version within tight deadlines.

CERTIFICATIONS

Professional scrum master

Scrum.org, 2021

Certified Master Blackblot Product Management Professional

BPMP, 2015


SKILLS

Communication skills | analytical skills | marketing | customer-service skills | decision-making skills | operations | strategic thinking


EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts

Loma Linda University, 2021

Associate of Science

FLS International – Las Vegas, 2015

What experts say about product manager resumes

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

“Strategy – that’s probably one of the most valuable contributions that a product manager brings to a team. Some of the key strategy skills are understanding user research, data analysis and market research, creating a framework to help people understand the space and establishing goals.” – FIX your Product Manager RESUME! 5 Easy Steps


” Hiring managers are looking for specific product manager keywords. For example, you should talk about MVP, voice of customers, writing requirements, and if you have cross-functional teamwork experience you should also include those keywords.” – Product Manager Resume Tips With No Prior Experience 产品经理简历


” Keywords can help you get through the automated scanning but if they’re not used wisely within the context the recruiters will probably not give you a call.” – How to create a Product Manager Resume

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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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