The title of a resume identifies the job title or the job posting which you are targeting. You may also combine additional 2-3 keywords with the resume job title.
Because this title is the first resume headline that employers read, it has its significant value as an attention grabber.
In many resume templates, the resume title section may include the “Job Title” and a short paragraph below to present your related job skills and experience for this specific job.
This paragraph is called ‘Resume Summary’ or “Resume Headlines” where you can briefly highlight your key capabilities to reflect back to the job requirements – the specific job you are applying for.
That said, if you are targeting your job search for a particular position, it would be wise to apply directly by making your resume customized for this particular job position and therefore you want to title your resume accordingly.
Examples of Resume Job Titles
Here are 3 suggested samples of eye-catching resume titles:
Senior Project Manager
Over 10 years of in-depth experience in the Telecom industry. Managed projects with a pre-allocated budget of 8-10 million and achieved goals.
A leader in managing cross company teams efforts through effective and motivating mentoring strategies.
Effective analytical and interpersonal communication skills combined with team leadership that allows me to deliver great results over the years.
Areas of Expertise:
• Voice over IP
• Triple play, IPTV & VOD
• Cellular, Telephony
Experienced Online Marketing Manager
An Internet marketing manager professional with 15 years’ experience in the internet industry.
Worked on SEO, SEM and web site design and development.
A proven record of developing new Internet business brands and strategies.
Aspiring Elementary Teacher
• School Teacher with strong dedication to children’s development and to their educational needs.
• Encouraged creativity and higher-order thinking to increase children’s performance.
• Utilized modern teaching methods such as e-learning and team learning.
Here is a screen shot of resume titles:
Make sure to target this particular paragraph and the content of your resume fits the job requirements.
You may also include some keywords that appeared in the job posting.