Not sure if this one is quite your ball of wax, but I’m looking for a way to say, as a positive statement, that I have had the authority/reponsibility of firing as well as hiring on my resume.
Is there a better term to use?
Ahh, excellent question. (See, now I’m much less crabby since I no longer have 10.5 pounds of baby pummeling my ribcage.)
Having supervisory experience can mean a broad range of things and certainly not all supervisors have hire/fire authority. And many people who technically have hire/fire authority can’t say boo! without 14 layers of people signing off.
For the record, I think all hiring and firing decisions should be made through consultation of the direct manager, his manager and HR, but with the direct manager having greater input. Most managers don’t have great management skills and it’s helpful to have input.
But, that is not your question. Your question is for your resume. I’m not a recruiter and I’ll tell you that on my resume it states “managed team of.”
I don’t know what type of organization you worked in. Generally, I think for situations where you managed professional level people, hire/fire authority is assumed. If you are managing in a retail or restaurant or factory environment a “supervisor” may not always have hire/fire authority. So,in that situation you’d want to make it clear.
I think a more interesting thing to note on a management resume for another management job would be not only your role in hiring and firing, but in developing. I want a manager who knows that a big part of her responsibilities will be to develop.
Is there a better word than fire? I don’t think so. But I would talk about hiring, firing and developing employees. That is, of course, if you did all those things.