How to write your own Diversity Manager resume?
1. Show that you have some background in this field
Companies have only recently gotten into caring about issues of work inclusivity and diversity. A trend which we most welcome. Because of the “new” nature of this trend though, it is hard for companies to find many people who truly have adequate expertise in it.
If you think you did something that was directly or indirectly connected to work inclusivity in the past, you should definitely add it to your resume. Also, make sure you adequately describe what you did and what the outcome of your work was. Anyone would want to hire a person who has more credibility, especially when the credibility is still quite rare to have.
Diversity Manager Work Experience Example
Diversity Representative / Genentech, South Francisco, United States (10/2012 – present)
"Manage multi-million dollar department budget within 1% year over year."
"Co-Manage 21 Diversity Network Association (DNA) Groups."
"Streamline processes for Diversity Network Association (DNA) Groups implemented Business Plans, metrics, and developed governance model."
"Consult with business functions to mobilize programs and platforms to execute diversity and inclusion strategies."
2. List additional skills that can be of use
Presumably, you have some expertise in the specifics of your position. What about the basics of office work? Sure, it may seem mundane to keep proving yourself over and over if you’ve already held some posts, but this really is a step you cannot stress more than enough.
Hence, definitely create some list where you list all the skills you think you are particularly good at utilizing. These should include those basic office skills and tools that we’re discussing as well. Maybe even add the level of proficiency that applies to you when it comes to doing something by using them. This will also show readers that you want to learn.
Diversity Manager Skills Example
"Budget Management - Excellent"
"Project Management - Excellent"
"Communications - Excellent"
"Google and Microsoft Office suite - Excellent"
3. Describe yourself on a more personal level too
The one thing we would want to add to this example of a resume is a sort of personal touch. After all, a Diversity Manager primarily deals with people so really try to get that message through! You can do this by including a list of soft skills that you have or simply a ‘personal’ introduction of yourself and your professional motivations at the beginning of the resume.