A few weeks ago, I mentioned that only a small percentage of applicants get a chance to speak to someone from the company they apply for. Out of 200 applicants, only a handful of people get through the interview stage. Current circumstances (COVID19) increase the competition as Scrum Masters lost their job and need to
Resume template sites provide hundreds of templates with unique designs to stand out. Do fancy designs make the difference between getting to the interview stage or rejected? No, not for Scrum Masters.
When applying for a Scrum Master position, you need a professional resume as the Scrum Master role is a leadership role.
You don’t need to hire a resume writer. You can create a compelling, professional Scrum Master resume by yourself.
Avoid the five common mistakes from the article by downloading the checklist and reworking your resume.
Work experience is the bread and butter for getting hired as a Scrum Master. Most companies look for experienced Scrum Masters. But does this mean you need to have worked with dozens of teams?
The key to getting an interview for a Scrum Master position is to lay out your experience as a Scrum Master, so the recruiter and hiring manager understands what you have done in the past. By the end of the article, you know how to integrate your work experience in your Scrum Master resume.
Do you think about paying a lot of money for a resume writing service to beat the applicant tracking system and get your Scrum Master resume past the system?
By the end of this article, you know how applicant tracking systems work and why you do not need to fear them.
By the end of this article, you know who is involved in getting you hired as a Scrum Master. You will take a stand from their perspective and learn why you should care about these people.
The hiring process may differ from company to company, but they all have a similar approach. This process is a kind of a funnel where all applications go into that funnel. At every stage, the hiring process and the people involved filter applications for the next step.
There are always more applications than available positions, so HR departments have to choose which resumes make it to the next round and which ones will be rejected.
By the end of the article, you know the funnel your Scrum Master application takes through a company’s typical hiring process. That helps you identify where you get stuck in the hiring process.
Why would someone want to hire you as a Scrum Master? There is a high demand for Scrum Masters, but you still have a hard time getting even to the interview stage? When writing a Scrum Master resume there are a lot of challenges to overcome compared to other positions. By the end of the article, you understand the challenges when applying for a job as a Scrum Master. Use this knowledge to adapt your resume to stand out from other applicants and get hired as a Scrum Master.
A strong and well written WHY will help you to stand out from the crowd when applying for SM jobs. The reason why you want to work as a Scrum Master will guide you in difficult situations to stay motivated and overcome challenging hurdles as a Scrum Master.
By the end of this article, you can decline requests from stakeholders to keep your backlog clean and manageable. Your stakeholders will understand why you reject their requests without being annoyed or pissed off. That will strengthen your role as a Product Owner, and you gain respect and trust.