6 Must-Haves to Make Your Interim Leadership Resume Stand Out

You’re seeking an interim leadership position. Whether an Interim Manager of Emergency Services, Interim Director of Case Management, Interim VP of Healthcare, or Interim COO, the secret to landing an interview is a resume that stands out among a sea of equally qualified candidates. A resume focused on management-related skills and quantifiable achievements will provide compelling evidence to convince the HR department to bring you in for an interview – that’s when and where you and your skillset will have the opportunity to seal the deal.

1. Share the type of facilities you’ve worked in previously, including—

  • The number of beds
  • FTEs that reported to you
  • The title of the person you reported to in previous roles
*Objective: Demonstrate your leadership versatility and level of experience.

2. Include key metrics achieved

Bullet points can effectively highlight your experience and qualifications. Make these key metrics as impactful as possible with specific, detailed, relevant line items.

*Objective: Demonstrate the outcomes your leadership achieved and impacted.

3. Note key initiatives and projects that took place under your leadership

Instead of the generic “possesses exceptional leadership skills,” outline how those exceptional skills successfully led initiatives and brought projects to completion, as well as the impact those achievements brought to the organization.

*Objective: Demonstrate proof of leadership skillset with hard facts.

4. Describe your leadership style

Whatever your chosen and developed leadership style—hands-on, open-door, rounding, educating team, strategic, etc.—include the appropriate descriptor on your resume.

*Objective: Exhibit an understanding of the importance of coordinating a department’s/facility’s customary leadership model with that of potential candidates.

5. Share survey results under your leadership

Again, quantifiable results tell a more interesting (and more accurate) story than a list of adjectives that may or may not reflect your professional accolades.

*Objective: A “put your money where your mouth is” type of evidence that will stand on its own merit.

6. Explain any gaps in your resume

Employment gaps can raise a red flag, but you can dispel such concerns with an explanation. Maybe you took time away from paid employment to—

  • Pursue further education
  • Travel with family
  • Focus on community and volunteer work
  • Care for a family member
  • Homeschool children or grandchildren

HR personnel will appreciate your proactive transparency in openly discussing the events that contributed to periods of unemployment.

*Objective: To clear the air and begin with a clean slate.

Weave in a demonstrated emphasis on your ability to succeed under pressure—to get the job done in the face of inevitable challenges. Finally, conclude your efforts to create a stand-out resume with proper formatting. Choose a template that gives a professional vibe, is visually attractive, and utilizes a modern approach.

LeaderStat continues to build its team of exceptional interim acute leadership candidates. While you’re great at navigating and overcoming variables in the workplace, LeaderStat works to serve as your partner throughout the entire assignment, from the initial placement, to onboarding and travel needs, to anything that may need to be addressed or corrected. Together, we will continue to meet the interim leadership needs of acute care facilities and long-term care communities.


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