Whether you’re just starting out in project management or you’re an expert, your resume is the first glimpse a potential employer will get into how you think, plan, and approach documenting and organizing. This is where it becomes critical for you to do things extremely well, and where it becomes even more critical that you avoid certain missteps. Here is some sage advice from top recruiting and C-level experts to help you build your best project manager resume.

Format, business impact, action verbs

Alexandra Levit, a well-known business and workplace expert, speaker, Fortune 500 consultant, and author of numerous books, offers her list of project management resume do’s and don’ts:

  • DO tailor your resume to the PM field. Read relevant samples online and get someone in project management to review your resume draft and provide feedback.
  • DO choose the layout that best suits your situation: