Are you still using a curriculum vitae (CV) to apply for corporate positions in the U.S.? If so, you may be selling yourself short.
Although the factual, comprehensive CV is still alive and well in academia and in other parts of the world, it typically doesn’t do a good enough job of selling an employer in the U.S. on why you—and not the hundred other applicants for the position—should be called up for an interview. But the good news is, your CV provides a great base from which to construct a results-oriented resume.
Overcoming the hurdles
That said, I’ve seen two recurring hurdles when working with professionals in transitioning from a CV to a results-oriented resume: 1) getting over feeling uncomfortable about self-promotion and 2) finding the right results and accomplishments to focus on. So let’s start by focusing on overcoming those hurdles.