Transitioning into a COO role – or taking the next step from GM or VP of Operations?
To be competitive, your COO resume must deliver a quick, yet potent snapshot of strategic leadership and tactical qualifications.
In today’s job market, most COOs direct broad functions such as marketing, production, sales, and technology, while presenting strategic ideas to the Board and playing a large part in company growth.
Management and team direction, profit growth, process improvement, quality standards, cost savings, and promotional acumen can be equally paramount to a strategic vision that drives bottom-line results.
Therefore, your COO resume will need to demonstrate both detailed success stories and an overarching message of leadership.
If you’re struggling to combine these elements into your COO resume, use these tips and examples as guides to a strong picture of success at the executive level:
1 – Add Success Stories (in Context!).
Your career story is often more engaging when told from the standpoint of problems solved, challenges overcome, or roadblocks removed.
Therefore, you’ll want to include descriptions of the situations behind each result for greater impact. As an example, the second page of this COO sample resume contains details of Crisis & Change Leadership that show $1.2 million additional claims revenue produced when the COO stepped in to take over a management job. Continue reading “How to Write a Compelling COO Resume”