HR Strategy
HR heal thyself: How we portray ourselves as HR professionals

By Brian Orr
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 09/05/2003

Why do too many HR professionals have a difficult time presenting themselves as credible professionals? Why are very few HR professionals’ own resumes suitable models of a well-prepared resume?

Recently I had the opportunity to review the resumes submitted for a position as director of human resources for a medium-sized, respected public-sector organization. This vacancy offered a talented HR professional an ideal opportunity to gain experience running a small HR department and functioning as a member of the senior management team of a dynamic organization. The disappointment for me was the poor quality of most applications.