A simple ATS-friendly HR Manager CV template with example information. The design of this HR Manager CV template uses Calibri and Cambria fonts, with bold blue headings highlighted by a blue top-border. A smaller heading style in dark grey with letter spacing is used for the candidate’s address, key skills and job title. Much of the information is presented as bulleted lists, making it easy for any recruiter to scan through the CV. A simple border outlines the page for a professional finish.
We’ve included three pages of sample information here for a Human Resources type role, with work history examples for HR Manager, Consultant, Administrator and Recruitment Consultant. Remember that typically in the UK, CVs are expected to be around two pages in length. It is very easy to add or remove sections from this template, simply by deleting, copying and pasting. As the template uses common fonts and does not use any graphical components, columns or tables, it is ATS-friendly ensuring that it should run through Applicant Tracking Systems with little problem.
A fresh, ATS-compliant CV template that works well for a wide variety of roles. Three pages of sample information to inspire your own CV writing, and simple headings that can be copied and pasted to create new sections such as memberships, achievements, hobbies and interests. The PDF version of this template helps you to ensure the CV layout is as it should be.
* Every effort has been made to design this CV template according to best practice so that your information can be read by ATS software correctly. However, all Applicant Tracking Systems are different and no guarantees can be offered.
Business development, bringing new clients on board, and building relationships with current clients.
Identifying business opportunities and attending relevant industry events.
Using own network to find relevant talent.
Sourcing highly skilled candidates via advertising and headhunting.
Responding to the needs of clients and ensuring an exceptional service.
Working to and achieving sales goals, on a daily, weekly and monthly basis.
Attending meetings with clients and potential clients, ensuring professionalism at all times and going above and beyond to manage expectations of clients.
Professional qualifications and education
BA Human Resource Management (CIPD Accreditation) – Day Release / 2002-2006
Park Lane University
Including Managing People, Workplace Behaviour, Employee Development and Equality and Diversity.
BT College – 1998 -2000
HND Human Resource Management
Including Interview: Skills and Practice, Recruitment, Selection and Induction, Business Culture and Strategy, Collective Employee Relations.
References are available on request.
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Tips and ideas for your HR Manager CV:
Use the job advert
The job advert will contain important keywords that your prospective employer will be looking for on your CV. Since it is widely cited that employers spend just a few seconds studying your CV, it is essential to include these keywords in a prominent and obvious place.
This HR Manager CV template has both a profile and key skills section which are ideal for confirming to employers that you have what they are looking for.
Check a HR job profile
Good HR Managers have a wide range of soft skills, many of which you might simply take for granted, so it’s worth reading through a job profile for a HR Manager to remind yourself of which are considered most important. This can be especially useful if the job advert has little detail as to what is required.
Include basic skills
Whilst employers want to know that you have all the specific skills for a Human Resources position, they also want reassurance that you can perform basic skills that are common to many roles, such as use of common software.
Basic skills such as IT knowledge can be included in the skills section or incorporated within your responsibilities. If you’ve used any HR-specific software packages such as BambooHR, BerniePortal, Gusto or Deputy, it’s worth mentioning these in your profile or key skills section as they can be an advantage.
Get active within your profession on Twitter, and include your Twitter handle on your CV. This should be included as @alisonbarnes rather than https://www.twitter.com/alisonbarnes.
Include your Twitter handle if you Tweet about relevant trends in your industry.
Not every Tweet has to be about your professional industry.
Keep your Tweets PG-rated (no cursing, no slang, mostly proper grammar).
Tweeting about industry and legislative developments can show potential employers that you are immersed in your industry and you keep your knowledge up-to-date.
Create a LinkedIn profile to accompany your CV, providing more details of your experience and showcasing your recommendations. A strong LinkedIn profile can boost the chances of getting an interview by an impressive 71%. It allows you to expand on your CV, offering more detail and evidence of your skills. In addition, you can acquire recommendations and endorsements from industry professionals – rather like company testimonials – which can go a long way in helping you stand out.
Your LinkedIn handle should be included with your personal details as @alisonbarnes rather than https://www.linkedin.com/in/alisonbarnes.
If you’re a member of a professional HR body, add this to your CV. Memberships show an interest in the development of your industry and suggest again that you’re keeping your professional knowledge up-to-date.
If you have a little room at the bottom of your CV, it’s worth including your hobbies and interests if these add value to your CV. You can sacrifice the usual ‘References available on request’ statement to create space, since employers will ask for references anyway.
Include hobbies that demonstrate the skills you’ll need for success within a HR role, such as:
the ability to work well under pressure
use of your own initiative
patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
the ability to work well in a team
the ability to motivate
Alternatively, include hobbies that suggest you are a fit and healthy individual that takes an interest in their own wellbeing (such as visiting the gym or jogging).
NB: This CV template was originally published 11th February 2016 and has been completely updated for 2021.
Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.