How to write your own Software Engineer Team Lead resume?
1. Outline your full skillset
Being a team leader requires an individual to be approachable but also command a decent amount of respect among his or her co-workers (people they are leading). This is hard to do without seeming like you know what you talk about when giving commands or orders.
People who are looking for competent team leaders look for someone who can get their point across to their underlings in that they seem confident and know how to explain their decisions and orders. If one is missing relevant expertise in the field, they are likely to not radiate that authority. Therefore, it is very important you show you are very capable, both as a leader and as an expert.
Software Engineering Team Lead Skills Example
2. Showcase the extent of your leadership ability
Good leaders are usually hard to spot, but it is pretty easy after people give a little bit of detail about themselves. After that, it is usually the one who stands out from the crowd, either by the way they talk or by what they have to show for their successes, who are naturally picked out as leaders.
That is what our next piece of advice to you should be aiming at. Try to portray yourself who really has something extraordinary about themselves. Usually something like recalling a complex issue that you’ve solved or even accounts of you achieving notable success in the past can be the way to do this.
Software Engineering Leadership Example
"Worked on the project to reduce the e2e new sales time from 17 mins to 3 mins in a major communications company"
"Led a team up-to 16 developers"
"Managed a development team divided between 3 locations in 2 countries"
"Developed the technical skills of countless new joiners (ok, 15 new joiners)"
3. Have it proofread by an expert
To be absolutely sure you are conveying expertise, try to gather opinions on the language you use and the method in which you are using it from someone who is from the same field as you are.
Having fellow experts proofread your resume is nothing to be ashamed of. Other than technical lingo, they can tell you whether they see more efficient ways of communicating your expertise to the reader or whether you’ve gone a bit overboard on the “funny” aspect somewhere in your resume, as we think was done here, in the section about achievements