As the saying goes “you only get one chance to make a first impression” and that is certainly true of a CV. With the volume of applications for each position increasing, the person that initially receives your CV will have very little time to go through in detail so your experience needs to stand out. It is important to remember that your CV is a selling tool speaking on your behalf. It needs to be a strong, achievements focused document which will ensure you stand out in a crowded marketplace.
Many of these tips will be familiar to you – some not so – but the fact of the matter is that as an HR professional, you will have written many more job descriptions than you will have your own CV and the two should be very different.