Writing a Scrum Master Résumé
At the start of my Agile career, it was tough to find an opening for the position of a Scrum Master in South Africa – Agile and Scrum was a new thing. When I was looking for a change in 2013, LinkedIn had three Scrum Master jobs and none for an Agile Coach. But when I search for Scrum Master jobs today, LinkedIn has a list of potential opportunities that spans over ten pages. At the same time, the job market is tougher today – the number of candidates on the market has increased significantly as well. The challenge for job seekers today is how to differentiate oneself from the rest of the crowd. For the past few years, I have been helping people find new opportunities, and companies find new candidates. Knowing the process from both sides, I would like to share the standard points you must have in your CV to land an interview.
Think of your Scrum Master résumé as your relevant marketing document and not a story of your life or a memoir. In fact, an average recruiter only spends a glancing moment before deciding on granting you an interview opportunity. Be careful with the sections you include in your CV. It must have:
- Contact information
- Summary of qualifications
- Community service
- Skills and Interests.
If you would like to learn more, watch this short 15-minute video full of tips and tricks and download our résumé template and frequently asked interview questions for Scrum Masters.
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