Full disclosure: Most sharepoint resumes are dull, boring, and you can’t read through them without drinking 2 cups of Coffee.
They look as if someone forced them to perform the duties they listed.
Whereas, behind the hiring desk, someone is looking for an energetic and motivated Sharepoint professional.
See the mismatch?
It isn’t that most applicants behind those resumes weren’t energetic and motivated - it’s just that they wrote the resume as if they were applying for a job in the 1980s.
Behind every resume and job application is a real person. And making a dull Sharepoint resume fails to reflect that real person.
So we collected some amazing sharepoint resume examples and crafted this guide to help you write a better resume.
Here’s what this guide will teach you:
- How to write a resume that’ll get a recruiter's attention
- How to add specific triggers that’ll get a recruiter hooked to your resume
- How to prove in just 1 page that you’re the best candidate for the job
- How to tweak your resume for perfection, passion and quality
How to write a Sharepoint resume
There are roughly 80,000 Sharepoints jobs available now - with more than 500,000 qualified Sharepoint professionals across the US.
You don’t want to sell yourself in a competitive landscape like this.
To truly reflect yourself in your resume, you need to write your Sharepoint resume considering what your hiring manager values are.
Catch 22 - Hiring managers rarely share feedback on a resume.
We did the hard work for you. We asked hiring managers on what they valued most in a Sharepoint resume. And, here are the 5 things they recommended to add in a resume.
5 things that best sharepoint resumes have:
- A resume summary that’s passionate about the job
- A resume experience that’s highly relevant to the role
- A bit of personality via resume certifications and skills sections
- A clean, easy to scan design that values hiring manager’s time
- Overall resume should reflect on the value you deliver, and shouldn’t be indicative of your diverse vocabulary
But, right now, you just have a blank paper ahead of you.
Going from a blank paper to a resume is often the hardest part.
You could stare at a blank resume page for hours, add something and erase it. There comes a time when you just want to get over it, and are no longer writing the resume you actually wanted to.
Not on our watch!
We’ll push you from an empty page to a perfect resume layout ready to be filled in just a matter of seconds.
How to select the best resume layout for your Sharepoint resume?
Often a coin flip decides what resume layout you are going to use.
But the process of selecting a resume layout has been perfected years ago. And, it is pretty scientific.
The best Sharepoint resume layout options for you are:
- Reverse chronological layout: For mid-level experienced professionals
- A Hybrid resume layout: For entry level and 15+ years experienced professionals
A hybrid resume layout is a bit difficult to get done right if you are using document making tools like MS Word or Google doc. Mainly because you aren’t a designer, and things like resume padding, margin, etc. can be the difference between rejection and an interview.
Writing a resume header for a Sharepoint engineer resume (with examples)
We’ve placed resume headers from two different Sharepoint engineer resumes below. Go through them and observe.
Never add your full address to a resume header. But even more important, use a professional email rather than a cheesy one.
Notice, how the second one stood out.
So, to write a good resume header:
- Make sure you add your name, email, contact number, website, and current location (not your address).
- Make sure that the contact information you add is 100% correct.
Make your resume memorable with a perfect Sharepoint resume summary
Recruiters reject 60% of all Sharepoint resumes that they feel aren’t customized for the job.
And, why wouldn’t they? When a new Sharepoint job is in the market, it isn’t uncommon to:
- Receive applications that range from related roles but don’t show the right mix of skills and experience.
- Receive applications from a candidate with a completely unrelated work experience without reflecting the right motivation for a career change.
- See resumes that look the same and don’t stand out at all.
If you list “Microsoft MVP”, your resume header isn’t going to help you become un-rejectable.
But, resume summaries for a Sharepoint professional can actually do that for you.
Think of it as a small note that tells a recruiter how passionate, relevant and qualified you really are for the role.
Sharepoint architect resume summary
If a hiring manager is looking to hire an architect that has a hands on experience, this resume summary would fail to leave a mark because:
- Aside from project management skills, nothing really stands out.
- It doesn’t say whether the candidate is certified.
- It doesn’t share any other specific skill related info with the hiring manager.
Notice how this resume summary is far better because it addressed all of those concerns?
Sharepoint business analyst resume summary
Again, a good SharePoint resume summary not only shares certifications and your experience, but also reflects your passion and motivation for the job as well.
Sharepoint resume experience examples for Engineers, Analyst, Architects and Administrators
So far, you’ve established relevancy and passion.
And the hiring manager is now hooked. But, now she wants to see how well you fit in the role.
If you were ever a part of a hiring team, you’d have probably heard “Let’s interview this guy, his resume is awesome” in the meeting room.
And “the guy” 9/10 times got hired.
To be one of those 9/10 people, you need to make sure that you write your Sharepoint resume experience to deliver a high impact.
You have to make sure that you keep it consistent as your resume header and summary, and keep it concise.
And as each Sharepoint job is unique, you need to write your resume that shows that you’re a great fit.
While other applicants use the same generic resume everywhere, you’ll modify one for context.
Let’s go through some resume experience examples below and see what makes them good or bad.
Sharepoint Architect resume experience examples
We advise you never write a resume experience section as a long paragraph. Keep it bulleted, it’s easier for recruiters and hiring managers to get the right information in that way.
The above resume experience example is going to stand out not only because it has bullets, but also because it is very well written to show the work experience of a Sharepoint Architect. Numbers like “16,000”, “Duties performed”, and “customization” tell a hiring manager everything they need to know about a candidate.
Sharepoint developer resume experience examples
The Sharepoint developer resume in this example has simply listed major job highlights, which are pretty common in most applications a hiring manager would receive.
Hence, this Sharepoint developer resume would get rejected easily.
For someone hiring a Sharepoint developer that is familiar with customization and generating reports - this Sharepoint developer resume would easily land an interview.
Sharepoint Analyst resume experience examples
To a hiring manager it seems like someone forced this candidate to write this resume experience.
It surely doesn’t reflects the impact and scale of the work. And it fails to convey any information on what the candidate did, what team he/she worked with and hence would be more likely to be rejected.
A good resume experience for a Sharepoint resume is highly specific, value driven and paints a picture of what you did.
Sharepoint Administrator resume experience examples
Notice how repetition and lack of resume experience specific talk made you think that someone with this resume experience wouldn’t be good.
We’ve covered only 4 major roles, but you can take the lessons we learned here and can write for any type of Sharepoint resume you want.
Let’s move on to the last remaining parts of your resume - listing certifications, achievements and skills to your resume. Let’s pick them one by one.
How to list certifications on your sharepoint resume (with example)
As we said before, Sharepoint jobs are extremely specific. They demand their own level of aptitude, training, and skills.
But there’s one thing you can do to show that you’ve got what it takes to reliably do the job - list all relevant certifications that you think the job would require.
Now if you were shocked to see MCSA SQL certification at the end, don’t be!
SQL server certification was what got landed an interview to one of our users in an extremely competitive situation. The hiring manager wanted to find an administrator who can handle an SQL server and make it work with Sharepoint. And since the resume had it - it stood out from the rest!
Trust us, when it comes to a resume, small things often make a huge impact.
Let’s now add resume skills to your Sharepoint resume.
13 Sharepoint resume skills
Adding relevant skills to a Sharepoint resume marks the same impact we saw the certification sections and re-iterates everything you wrote in your resume.
Last step - List your achievements, publications, keynotes and contributions
Some of the great Sharepoint resumes that we’ve seen so far have one thing in common, they all have achievements and highly valued contributions in them.
Consider adding the following to this section:
- Recognitions like Microsoft MVP
- Top 10 contributor at Csharpcorner.com
- If you published a research paper
- Speaking engagements
- The impact you made at work
And that’s it, be prepared to receive more job interview requests.
But before you jump on building your resume, let’s summarize for the last time:
- Pick an engaging resume layout for your Sharepoint resume
- Craft a resume header and summary like a hook
- Make sure your resume experience is tailored specifically for the role
- List achievements and certifications within your resume