CV product manager | Guide to writing each section

Product managers have a great talent for proposing creative concepts and developing products and/or services that respond to specific needs in society.

If you see it from this point of view, your resume is one of your best products, the one that has the capacity to open up professional opportunities in this sector.

So, you have to make sure that you sell it to your star client, the recruiter, using all your ingenuity and other skills, as if it were a product.

To help you in the process, you have this guide with practical examples to write each of the sections of your product manager resume in a matter of minutes. Let’s go for it! ✔

Example of a Product Manager CV

Sara V. Alcantara G.
Product manager
Madrid Spain

+34 000 00 00 00
[email protected]
LinkedIn: /saraalcantara/
Instagram: @saragerentedeproducto

Professional resume
Product manager with six years of experience leading product creation projects, with strong skills in conducting market research, consumer behavior studies, product launches and market strategies. Most recently, I worked at Quartermain, where I led over 35 product development projects with 100% success based on the goals set at the start of the project.

Work experience
quartermain
Madrid Spain
Product manager
April 2020 – April 2023

Planned, led and supervised more than 35 product development projects.
Planned, led and supervised more than 30 digital product launches.
I carried out market studies in the food, fashion and technological sectors.
I made reports of post-launch results of products.
I worked hand in hand with the product design team.
I worked hand in hand with the marketing and sales team.
I worked with external creative teams.
I designed market strategies to boost the sale of the products.

Most outstanding achievements: I led more than 35 product development projects of national and foreign brands, whose results were successful, the objectives set at the beginning of each project were met 100%, exceeding expectations.

Bastida & Farina
Madrid Spain
Marketing assistant
February 2017 – March 2020

I participated in the realization of more than 15 market investigations.
I participated in the realization of more than 15 competition studies.
Assisted in the creation of more than 10 advertising campaigns for social networks.
I wrote persuasive content for social networks, blog and website.
Assisted marketing managers in sales strategy meetings.
I made performance reports of advertising campaigns.

Most outstanding achievements: In the middle of my tenure, I came up with copywriting-based sales strategies that increased sales by 35% in one month.

Academic training
Diploma in Product Development at present
Euroinnova International Online Education
February 2018 – February 2019.

Degree in Marketing and Advertising
University of Madrid
January 2013 – January 2017.

Professional skills

Development of products and services.
Market studies.
Competition analysis.
Releases (digital and traditional).
Copywriting.
persuasive design.
Leadership.
Teamwork.
Attention to details.
Oral and written communication.

Languages
-Spanish – native language.
-English (C1) – advanced.
-Italian (B1) – intermediate.

💡 Note: This product manager resume template can be your scheme to write your CV from scratch; however, if you want to understand how to write each section and base it on individual practical examples, keep reading because you will see it right away.

Initial guidelines to consider in your product manager CV

Imagine that you Curriculum vitae Product Manager is that marketing document that you will present at a very important meeting with other managers in the area, perhaps to discuss the results of the agency’s latest product launch.

yes that is important take care of even the smallest detail, TRUE? Well, this same care is what you should have with your resume before sending it to the recruiter.

So before you start writing the sections of your CV, take into account the following introductory recommendations on the correct way to write your resume 👇:

Write a personalized CV for each company to which you will send it. Customize the sections of your CV according to your profession as a product manager. Write in simple, professional, objective and compelling language. Mention only essential personal data in the header. Summarize your background and main strengths in a concise professional profile. Summarize your training, skills and professional vision in a professional objective. Persuasively describe your work career with your best accomplishments. Support your professional skills with your academic training. Emphasize your knowledge and skills in product management. It is complemented with extra sections essential for the position (courses, languages…). Prioritize the details of the design and format of your resume. Choose the most profitable resume structure for your profile. Order the sections taking into account the structure of the type of curriculum.

A good resume is not only limited to good writing, the visual elements are also very important; For this reason, we are going to delve a little deeper into the design and format of the CV, the different structures of resumes and the ideal position of the sections.

Resume design and format do matter

Just as product presentation is important to consumers, so is your Curriculum vitae for recruiters. Take these tips into account 👇:

Design your CV with the look you want to convey (formal, creative, discreet…). It includes graphic resources to favor the design (lines, icons, bars…). Prioritize the information so as not to lengthen the sections unnecessarily. Use margins to make reading more enjoyable (2.5 on each side). Choose simple and professional fonts, without mixing opposing styles. Break down the text into lists or bullet points to avoid hard-to-read paragraphs. Use bold to highlight the titles of each section. Save and/or submit the CV in PDF format to preserve the structure. Position the most strategic sections for your profile first.

A type of resume, a particular structure

Each product has its target audience. You define this during the market study and, based on this information, you plan the rest of the project strategically, right?

Well, something similar happens with the types of resumes, each one adapts to a particular profile, see for yourself below 👇:

Chronological CV: if you have built a successful career as a product manager, with years of experience, this is the most suitable structure to show your professional growth; Well, organize the dates by showing the oldest experiences first so that the contracting party can learn how you have evolved. Reverse chronological resume: If you’re just starting your career in product management and don’t have a lot of work experience, this is the most advantageous structure to tell the recruiter that you’re up to date in the industry; since the dates are organized giving relevance to the most recent experiences. Functional CV: if you have just graduated from a career related to product development or want to focus on this sector, even if you do not have work experience, this is the most appropriate structure for your profile, because professional skills and knowledge are the focus of attention. Mixed CV: If you want to combine reverse chronological order with functional order, use this mixed structure; since it gives relevance to skills and studies, organizing the latter from the recent to the old.

Any of these structures can show your potential as a product developer, only each one focuses on highlighting a particular aspect; therefore, you must take it into account when choosing what type of resume you will use.

The position of the sections, according to the structure of the curriculum

With the previous explanation you can get an idea about the structure of each type of Curriculum vitaebased on the fact that each one has a specific objective.

For example, in the chronological and reverse chronological order the structure is 👇:

The header with your basic personal data. The summary of your objective or professional profile. The description of your work experience with relevant achievements. Studies in the area of ​​product management. Professional knowledge and skills.

In both cases, the structure is the same, the only change is how the dates of your different experiences will be organized (ascending or descending, whichever suits you best).

On the other hand, in the functional and mixed order the structure changes, being the following 👇:

The header with your basic personal data. The summary of your objective or professional profile. Professional knowledge and skills. Studies in the area of ​​product management. The description of your work experience with relevant achievements (optional).

Work experience is not as relevant in both types of CVs, so it is an optional section, although its incorporation is still valuable, as long as you can include other professional experiences that are linked to employment.

Yes, you can incorporate complementary sections to the previous onessuch as 👇:

Languages. Complementary training (courses, workshops, seminars, etc.). Conferences and/or talks. Professional or academic awards or recognitions. Interests. Hobbies. Publications of interest. Labor references. Additional information (availability, own car, etc.).

How could it be otherwise, you also have examples to write these sections.

After this introduction, a bit lengthy, but necessary, let’s get down to practice.

💡 Note: In the practical examples that you will see below, we use the structure most used today, the reverse chronological curriculum; however, you can adjust them in case you want to develop another type of resume that you consider more advantageous for you.

start your Curriculum vitae with a precise heading

This is the easiest and fastest part to write, since the header is a very simple section that should only contain essential personal informationfor example 👇:

Your full name. Your home address. Your profession or professional specialization in product management Your main telephone number. Your professional email.

This is enough to introduce yourself to the contracting party and tell him who you are and how he can contact you; even so, you can mention other complementary professional datasuch as 👇:

Your portfolio or website as a product manager. Your professional social networks (LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, etc.).

Take a look at the following example of a header 👇:

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