Average resume stats for your industry
Words
451
Pages length
2.3 p
Job titles per resume
Bullet points per job title
10.5
Experience
11 years
Top Skills for Compliance Manager resume
HARD SKILLS
  1. SQL
  2. Microsoft office
  3. Tableau
  4. Salesforce
  5. Jira
SOFT SKILLS
  1. Time Management
  2. Interpersonal Communication
  3. Decisiveness
  4. Delegation
  5. Patience
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INDUSTRY STATS

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Compliance Manager positions are at a 14% growth rate, which is faster than average. With that said, there are currently 907,600 jobs in the market right now. The total number of jobs is expected to increase by 124,400 to 1,032,000 in the period of 2020-30.

What’s more, the median annual wage for the Compliance Manager jobs was $87,660 in May 2020. The lowest 10% earned less than $50,990, and the highest 10% more than $156,840.

Our conclusion? The Compliance Manager job market is wide open for candidates.

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Top Compliance Manager sections that make the best resume

  • Header
  • Professional summary
  • Experience (with numbers and results)
  • Relevant skills
  • Education
  • Certifications

What to include in your Compliance Manager resume experience section

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Compliance Manager Resume Experience Section Checklist:
  • Use at least 3 and no more than 7 bullet points per position;
  • Make your experience sound relevant to what you’re applying for;
  • Combine responsibilities, results, and critical situations that you’ve handled well;
  • Show that you’re willing to take up on challenges;
  • Include numbers in any form you like.

Looking for some real experience section examples? We’ve gathered the best Compliance Manager resume samples to help you. Check them out before building your own resume!

Work Experience
Risk & Compliance Manager
Zeal Wheels
2018-2020
  • Developed policies, procedures, and quality assurance processes as it relates to Financial Crimes, AML/CFT, Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
  • Developed and maintained AML Compliance Program for about 6 digital investments businesses and risk assessment for their customer onboarding.
  • Managed customer risk assessments by implementing risk management solutions that reduced fraudulent activity, funds recall and increased audit ratings by over 20%.
  • Instituted Controls for mitigation of fraud risks and investigation, remediation, and recovery of funds up to 125 million naira lost to fraud and other control lapses.
  • Information governance, risk and compliance leadership of specialised second line of defence in the mould of an assurance team
  • Led a multifunctional project team of 15 members to prioritize/resolve issues and reduce compliance risks & process gaps.
  • Support over 18 product managers on compliance matters such as customer due diligence, suspicious transactions reporting, customer complaints management, regulatory and audit liaison.
  • Saved about 72 million naira through effective risk mitigation - auditing, spot checks and fixing various technical issues to reverse negative trends.
  • Delivered and tracked program compliance training for all staff, associates and third parties.
  • Managed a compliance risk matrix across a portfolio of 40 ventures and businesses.
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Vortex Solar
2020-2022
  • Lead periodic reviews of the customer onboarding systems and procedure to ensure the customer verification and identification protocols as stipulated in Kuda’s AML/CFT policies are always met
  • Investigate and remediate compliance breaches in a timely and effective manner
  • Collaborate with relevant departments in the company to ensure efficient data analysis and data-gathering for law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities and risk reporting
  • Mastermind compliance policies and protocols on behalf of the Company by creating and implementing organizational policies, standards, and procedures to comply with applicable regulations
  • Implemented operational compliance for about 30 vendors and third parties during integration of their APIs
  • Consolidated diverse requirement set into a solution architecture to meet regulatory compliance and desired strategic capabilities
  • Provide advice and support to all Kuda business units on the identification of areas of risk based on transaction monitoring trends
  • Working closely with the Data Analytics, Internal Audit, Legal and Fraud teams in handling investigations, setting up controls, monitoring and reporting
  • Support in areas relating to AML/CFT, KYC, fraud and AB&C policies
  • Perform audit management functions which includes ensuring exceptions and recommendations from audits conducted on the Bank are regularized
  • Develop and monitor implementation of financial crime policies in line with company risk appetite
Work Experience
Risk & Compliance Manager
Monk
2020-2022
  • Reviewed and updated policies, procedures, and quality assurance processes as it relates to Financial Crimes, AML/CFT, Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
  • Developed and maintained AML/CFT Compliance Program for about 6 digital investments businesses and risk assessment for their customer onboarding.
  • Managed risk portfolios by implementing risk controls and strategies which increased product audit ratings by over 20%
  • Instituted Controls for mitigation of fraud risks and investigation, remediation, and recovery of funds up to 25 million naira lost to fraud and other control lapses.
  • Information governance, risk & compliance leadership of specialised second line of defence in the mould of an assurance team
  • Led a multifunctional project team of 15 members to prioritize/resolve issues and reduce risk & implement controls to fix internal process gaps .
  • Support over 18 product managers on compliance matters such as Customer Due Diligence, Complaints Management, regulatory and audit liaison.
  • Saved about 72 million naira through effective risk mitigation - auditing and fixing various technical and onboarding issues to reverse negative trends.
  • Delivered and tracked program compliance training for all staff, associates and third parties.
  • Created and managed an enterprise risk management framework cutting across a portfolio of 8 ventures and businesses.
Work Experience
Compliance Manager, Compliance
Zeal Wheels
2009-2014
  • Management of Compliance analyst team, managing consumer and regulatory complaints, market conduct exam activity, quality and fraud control, and state compliance filings
  • Developed and presented complaint reporting metrics to senior leadership
  • Facilitated market conduct exams through oversight of data, approvals, submission and interacting with examiners
  • Conducted quality control of disclosure language on policyholder communications
  • Developed and maintained relationships with state regulators
  • Created and maintained policies and procedures for the Compliance team
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Bravura Origin
2016-2020
  • Develop and implement company policies and regulations
  • Oversee all business operations relating to compliance, including policies, investments, and procedures
  • Design and monitor control systems to deal with violations of legal rules and internal policies
  • Regularly assess the efficiency of control systems and recommend effective improvements
  • Review and evaluate company procedures and reports to identify hidden risks or common issues
  • Coordinate with different department managers to review all departmental compliance policies
  • Lead employee training sessions on legal and compliance issues.
  • Supervise compliance team, including AML/FATCA/CRS deputy officer
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Waters and Sons
2016-2020
  • Reviewed and updated policies, procedures, and quality assurance processes as it relates to Financial Crimes, AML/CFT, Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
  • Developed and maintained AML/CFT Compliance Program for about 6 digital investments businesses and risk assessment for their customer onboarding.
  • Managed risk portfolios by implementing risk management solutions that reduced fraudulent activity and increased audit ratings by over 20%.
  • Instituted Controls for mitigation of fraud risks and investigation, remediation, and recovery of funds up to 25 million naira lost to fraud and other control lapses.
  • Information governance, risk & compliance leadership of specialised second line of defence in the mould of an assurance team
  • Led a multifunctional project team of 15 members to prioritize/resolve issues and reduce risk & process gaps.
  • Support over 18 product managers on compliance matters such as Customer Due Diligence, Complaints Management, regulatory and audit liaison.
  • Saved about 72 million naira through effective risk mitigation - auditing and fixing various technical and onboarding issues to reverse negative trends.
  • Delivered and tracked program compliance training for all staff, associates and third parties.
  • Managed a compliance risk matrix across a portfolio of 40 ventures and businesses.
Work Experience
Compliance Manager | Insolvency Specialist
Techbia
2018-2020
  • Comprehensive customer service
  • Ensuring departments comply with regulations of Bankruptcy Act 1966
  • Managing and organising of the department
  • Maintaining favourable relationships with Creditors and Debtors
  • Extensive problem solving
  • Accounts administration
  • Training of staff members
  • Administering Part IX Debt Agreements
  • Compilation and lodging of government forms
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Moxie Marketing
2011-2018
  • India
  • Mozambique
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
  • Ghana
  • Swaziland
  • Lesotho
  • Botswana
  • Namibia
Work Experience
EHS & Compliance Manager
Innovation Arch
2017-2020
  • Led environmental, health & safety and energy conservation services in North Asia Hub, IBM account
  • Joined JLL China EHS committee
  • Supported JLL China new business development
Work Experience
Sanctions Compliance Manager / Financial Crime Risk.
Aexie Swarm
2012-2014
  • Proactively assisting the Country Head of Sanctions in the Operational Effectiveness Exercise "OEE" in the Sanctions WorkStream.
  • Assisting the Country Head of Sanctions in producing the Sanctions Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment "EWRA" report.
  • Assessing high-risk profiles in light of any Sanctions exposure for respective line of businesses (i.e. Retail Banking (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Trade, Global Banking (GB) and Global Markets (GM).
  • Handling Sanctions advisory and investigations cases for all line of business.
  • Assessing and reporting in-country potential Sanctions policy and regulatory breaches to the relevant competent Authority such as (i.e. Local Regulator, OFAC, HMT, HKMA, … etc.) and report the same to any other involved HSBC affiliates.
  • Conducting Sanctions awareness sessions for difference line of businesses (i.e. Retail Banking (RBWM), Commercial Banking (CMB), Trade, Global Banking and Markets (GB&M).
  • Reviewing any new/amended material laws, rules and regulations and Group Policies, assess their applicability to the business areas and guide the business accordingly ensuring all appropriate processes and procedures are amended to comply.
  • Assisting Head of Sanctions and country Compliance in their responsibility for complying with all relevant Laws, Rules, Regulations and Group policies related to Sanctions.
  • Evaluating and monitoring existing procedures and develop new procedures, systems and controls with specific focus on common systems, off shoring initiatives to minimize the risk of the firm being used for financial crime and ensure the business is compliant with current anti-money laundering and sanctions requirements.
  • Provide guidance to business areas on sanctions risk and exposure related to customer account opening and transactional activity.
  • Provide guidance to HBEG project teams on any sanctions related systems new project for the country.
Work Experience
Sanctions Compliance Manager /Financial Crime Compliance
Champlin LLC
2016-2017
  • Assessing high risk profiles in light of Sanctions perspective for different lines of businesses ( i.e. Retail Banking (RBWM) , Commercial Banking (CMB), Trade ,Global Banking (GB),and Global Markets (GM).
  • Handling Sanctions advisory and investigations cases.
  • Handling in country potential breaches , creating IRIS cases and reporting breaches to regulators such as Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) , Global US and performing self disclosure to HSBC US ( HBUS ) if needed .
  • Conducting name screening searches for Global Search lists in light of different lists ( i.e. Terrorism , Compliance , OFAC, ...etc).
  • Closing/discounting alerts in bank's automated screening system (SCDM).
  • Conducting quality assurance checks (QA) for closed alerts on screening system (SCDM) which closed by new joiners in Sanctions department along with conducting QA for closed alerts in Oracle Watch List system ( OWS ) which closed by Center Of Excellence team in the UAE ( COE)
  • Handling level 3 Inward, Outward and Trade payments investigations.
  • Conducting Sanctions awareness sessions for difference lines of businesses ( i.e. Retail Banking (RBWM) , Commercial Banking (CMB), Trade ,Global Banking (GB),and Global Markets (GM).
  • Assisting the Country Head of Sanctions in producing the Sanctions Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment "EWRA" report.
Work Experience
(Short Term Assignment "STA" ) - AML COMPLIANCE MANAGER
Kozey - Bogisich
2021-2022
  • Validate/invalidate UARs and CAMP reports and determine if it's need to be reported as a SAR or not, after investigating possible suspicious financial activities , red flags and patterns linked to illicit activity .Collaborate with the cross-functional teams to obtain information regarding customer financial activity observed during an investigation .
  • Ensuring that KYC/CDD process are conducted properly on customer profiles and maintained up-to-date.Prepare supporting documentation for SARs as requested by the Regulator or various law enforcement agencies .
  • Overseeing and managing the Customer Activity Monitoring Program (CAMP) to ensure Business reviews & comments are in alignment with best practices and are properly implemented.
Work Experience
IT & Compliance Manager
Erudite
2016-2020
Work Experience
Information Security Compliance Manager
DuBuque, Conroy and Durgan
2021-2022
  • Successfully implemented ISO27001 Local Markets Strategy, singularly managing and coordinating stakeholders involved in the programme across 24 countries, and supporting local ISO27001 implementation projects.
  • Maintained Group ISO 27001 certification, and achieved successful migration of the Group ISO 27001 certification to the ISO27001:2013.
  • Improved information security management, establishing new processes, monitoring and reporting tasks, enhancing lines of contact within the Business, and designing and implementing automated procedures.
Work Experience
Control & Compliance Manager
Innovation Modular
2012-2014
  • Assessed risk by conducting risk survey in line with the insurance policies and conditions and provide suggestions to mitigate the risks.
  • Reviewed compliance in line with the company policies and procedures including Manufacturing and Logistics departments.
  • Preparation of “Chart of Authority” of the company and review compliance
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Quads
2012-2014
  • Lead periodic reviews of the customer onboarding systems and procedure to ensure the customer verification and identification protocols as stipulated in Kuda’s AML/CFT policies are always met
  • Investigate and remediate compliance breaches in a timely and effective manner
  • Collaborate with relevant departments in the company to ensure efficient data analysis and data-gathering for law enforcement agencies, regulatory authorities and risk reporting
  • Mastermind compliance policies and protocols on behalf of the Company by creating and implementing organizational policies, standards, and procedures to comply with applicable regulations
  • Implemented operational compliance for about 30 vendors and third parties during integration of their APIs
  • Consolidated diverse requirement set into a solution architecture to meet regulatory compliance and desired strategic capabilities
  • Provide advice and support to all Kuda business units on the identification of areas of risk based on transaction monitoring trends
  • Working closely with the Data Analytics, Internal Audit, Legal and Fraud teams in handling investigations, setting up controls, monitoring and reporting
  • Support in areas relating to AML/CFT, KYC, fraud and AB&C policies
  • Perform audit management functions which includes ensuring exceptions and recommendations from audits conducted on the Bank are regularized
  • Develop and monitor implementation of financial crime policies in line with company risk appetite
Work Experience
Risk & Compliance Manager
Monk
2016-2020
  • Reviewed and updated policies, procedures, and quality assurance processes as it relates to Financial Crimes, AML/CFT, Anti-Bribery and Corruption.
  • Developed and maintained AML/CFT Compliance Program for about 6 digital investments businesses and risk assessment for their customer onboarding.
  • Managed risk portfolios by implementing risk controls and strategies which increased product audit ratings by over 20%
  • Instituted Controls for mitigation of fraud risks and investigation, remediation, and recovery of funds up to 25 million naira lost to fraud and other control lapses.
  • Information governance, risk & compliance leadership of specialised second line of defence in the mould of an assurance team
  • Led a multifunctional project team of 15 members to prioritize/resolve issues and reduce risk & implement controls to fix internal process gaps .
  • Support over 18 product managers on compliance matters such as Customer Due Diligence, Complaints Management, regulatory and audit liaison.
  • Saved about 72 million naira through effective risk mitigation - auditing and fixing various technical and onboarding issues to reverse negative trends.
  • Delivered and tracked program compliance training for all staff, associates and third parties.
  • Created and managed an enterprise risk management framework cutting across a portfolio of 8 ventures and businesses.
Work Experience
Compliance Manager
Epic Adventure Inc
2017-2020
  • Provided risk advisory and compliance services to clients of the firm across various industries and sectors.
  • Managed end-to-end compliance projects and secondments for clients of the firm.
  • Conducted compliance gap assessments on RICA, POPIA, GDPR, ECTA, CPA and the NCA for clients.
  • Responsible for: business development and new client acquisition; costing, resourcing and project management, compliance risk management plans, policy drafting, gap analyses and gap report drafting, impact assessments and roadmaps; implementation and training; auditing of state of compliance; stakeholder engagement and steering committee reporting.
Work Experience
Security and Privacy Compliance Manager
Jaskolski, Waelchi and Yundt
2019-2021
  • Facilitates the annual readiness and achievement of the Corporation’s security and compliance initiatives, which currently include PCI DSS, SOC 2 Type 2, and HIPAA HITECH.
  • Performs Vendor/3rd Party Security Risk Assessment to assess the effectiveness of cloud.
  • Vendor controls against ISO 27001, HIPAA, and NIST 800-53rev4.
    Collaborates with Technical and Operations Management to evaluate and deploy information security strategy and policy aimed at ensuring confidentiality, integrity and availability.
  • Collaborates with other departments to investigate and resolve HIPAA and compliance concerns.
  • Reports HIPAA breaches to patients, CDPH, and HHS as required.
  • Collaborates with Human Resources to ensure addressing compliance violations in a manner consistent with our HIPAA consequences policies.
Work Experience
Legal & Compliance Manager
Flux
2015-2017
  • Created the Middle East Contract Playbook. Optimized the negotiation process and reduced response to customer time by 25%. This project was shared internally within Philip Morris as a Global Best Practice.
  • Led the Outside Counsel Cost Optimization project for the Eastern European Middle East and Africa (EEMA) region which reduced outside legal fees by $700,000 annually.
  • Prepared the Purchase Agreements for the acquisition of a tobacco factory in Yemen.
  • Reviewed, revised, and negotiated all contracts related to business (Sales, Distribution and Marketing) and support (HR, Finance, IT, Corporate Affairs, Supply Chain and Development) functions across the GCC, Iraq, and Yemeni markets.
  • Developed the risk assessment program to unify tobacco marketing activities across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries.
  • Co-served as an investigator in 6 cases related to work ethics and compliance. Led the Anti-bribery compliance program and managed the risk assessment plan for the Middle East.
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Make sure to relate your experience to your job description, but never lie. That’s not tolerated and will show up in the face-to-face interview later on.

Action Verbs for your Compliance Manager Resume

Finding what the unique words for your Compliance Manager position are is difficult. That’s why the Enhancv team went through thousands of resumes that got people hired at top companies. Forget about sounding boring. These action words will help you showcase your strongest personality traits in the most intriguing way possible!

Top Compliance Manager Skills for Your Resume

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Compliance Manager Resume Skills Section Checklist:
  • Match your hard skills to the job description;
  • Add keywords to pass applicant tracking systems;
  • Don’t list soft skills such as ’teamwork’ – rather, mention how they’ve helped you gain success in some other sections of your Compliance Manager resume;
  • List only skills you actually have, keep lying out of the picture.
Top Skills for your Compliance Manager resume
HARD SKILLS

SQL

Microsoft office

Tableau

Salesforce

Jira

Google Analytics

Project Management

SOFT SKILLS

Time Management

Interpersonal Communication

Decisiveness

Delegation

Patience

Creativity

Self-motivation

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Add a Talent Section to your resume, where you can pick your top 3 soft skills and describe how you used them to complete a project or balance departmental communication.

what to write in your resume header
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CHECKLIST For Your Compliance Manager Resume Header
  • Your name and surname in a legible and larger resume font
  • The job title you’re applying for or your current job title as a subheading to your name
  • Link to your portfolio or online profile, such as LinkedIn
  • Address (City and State for the US; just your city for rest of the world)
  • Email address
  • Headshot (required or welcomed in the EU; not required and sometimes frowned upon in the US)

Stick to popular email providers such as Gmail or Outlook. And use these professional formats to create your username:

  • first.last@gmail.com
  • last.first@gmail.com
  • firstlast@gmail.com
  • f.last@gmail.com
  • first.l@gmail.com
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Some companies, states, and countries have non-discrimination policies about what kind of information can be included on your Compliance Manager resume. This might include a photo (which is often included in a resume header and might be on personal web pages you link to). You can always email the company’s HR department to ask about their policies before you apply.

Craft a Strong Compliance Manager Resume Summary

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Compliance Manager resume summary checklist:
  • Your total years of experience
  • The industry you’re coming from
  • One or two most remarkable accomplishments that have helped you - turn into a great professional
  • Short sentences that add value – avoid filler words and phrases
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Resume Summary Formula:
Resume Summary Formula: [Adjective] [job title] with [number] years of experience in [industry], a proven ability to [relevant, measurable skills], and a strong background in [relevant context of your work experience] seeks a position as [the job title you’re applying for].
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Read the job description carefully and understand what the hiring company is exactly looking for. After that, write your summary accordingly while highlighting your potential and ability to be the best at that job.

Highlight Your Education, Certifications, and Courses

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What to include in your education and courses sections:
  • Your highest education degree – this includes institution, course, and duration
  • Certifications and courses that have helped you gain additional expertise
  • Awards you’ve received as part of your education
  • Entry-level positions only: relevant classes and projects
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Top Certifications for your Compliance Manager resume
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Compliance Training for Managers

Secure your business with Lecturio!

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CERTIFIED REGULATORY COMPLIANCE MANAGER practice exams

Pass the CRCM certification on the first attempt. 254 questions

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ABA CRCM : Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager Exam

5 Full Length Practice Exams with 460+ Unique Questions for CRCM-Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager Certification

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SC-900: Microsoft Security,Compliance&Identity Fundamentals

Prepare for SC 900: Microsoft Azure, Azure Sentinel, Microsoft 365 Defender, InTune and Microsoft 365

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SC-900: Microsoft Security, Compliance, and Identity + Test

Learning Azure and Microsoft 365 Security, Compliance, and Identity configurations

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There are dozens of certifications that you can claim as a Compliance Manager. But, some are more effective than others. That’s why you mustn’t include every certificate other applicants might have. Try instead to earn and list a few of the difficult ones.

Drafting a Job-winning Compliance Manager Resume

When drafting your resume, you can choose between three well-known formats:

Which format you decide to go for depends on two things: your personal preference and how experienced you are.

The reverse-chronological format is ideal for both really experienced people and those who joined the workforce just a couple of years ago. It’s also great if your experience combines different industries and jobs. Here, your most recent position comes at the top of your resume.

The functional skills-based resume format, on the other hand, is ideal for recent graduates or people who have no work experience whatsoever. It’s built around your skills, interests, and expertise. Ultimately, its goal is to show recruiters your biggest strengths and practical skills.

Combination resumes (also known as hybrid resumes) are great for all types of candidates – be they graduates, experienced professionals, or brave career changers. They usually follow a double-column format – one side focuses on your experience, while the other emphasizes your education, skills, interests, and accomplishments.

Here’s our resume format and style checklist:

And in case you want to go the extra mile, check out our guide for crafting a resume that stands out.

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Test your draft Compliance Manager resume by sending it out to peers and mentors in your circles. Ask them to review it as if they are hiring you for a project and implement the feedback afterwards.

Other sections worth including in your Compliance Manager resume

Including other sections in your resume depends on the company, the position, and, ultimately, the industry. Here are some sections that will help you spice things up:

A Compliance Manager Resume that Stands Out

Recruiters look at tens of resumes every day. That’s why helping them remember yours is crucial for landing an interview.

A creative resume can help you show off both your personality and your expertise at the same time.

Creative sections about passions, favorite books, quotes, and even your daily routine are a great way to make your resume feel like a breath of fresh air.

What’s more, it will also point recruiters to the fact that you’re attentive to detail and can think outside the box of Word-generated black and white resumes.

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What Makes a Great Compliance Manager Resume: Key Takeaways

  • Choose a resume layout that sends the right message across and fits your current career situation;
  • Create a resume header that shows your desired job title, and easy to find contact numbers;
  • Be specific about your experience, accomplishments and future goals in your summary;
  • Feature detailed metrics and specific examples that show the impact you made in your previous roles when describing your experience;
  • List soft skills backed by examples;
  • Add all of your technical skills and certifications that you have and match the job description;
  • Show off a dash of personality in your resume that will demonstrate your culture fit and the right mix of hard and soft skills.

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Volen Vulkov
Volen Vulkov is a resume expert and the co-founder of Enhancv. He applies his deep knowledge and experience to write about career change, development, and how to stand out in the job application process.