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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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41I’ll show you mine if you show me yours

Key to improving our work performance is getting feedback from others on how we’re doing. The same principle applies with CVs.

Even if we’re our own harshest critic, and let’s face it most of us are, there’s always merit in paying heed to what we can learn from other people. You’ll find feedback everywhere if you listen hard enough.

If we’re not careful, crafting a CV can be a solitary pursuit. But once you’ve put a draft together, resist the temptation to keep it to yourself. Instead, try to get second opinions from people you know. The more feedback you receive before your CV hits the streets, the more likely it is that you’ll push the right buttons with your next potential employer.

So, who should ...

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