first of all, this is a great community!
A little background if I may, if you just want the question, I've put it at the bottom in bold.
I'm one year into being a manager (12 year career with the company, down a technical path). I stepped up 18 months ago wanting to kick start my career and asked an old manager and high person at the company for advise - and was offered a great opportunity in another country.
I've listened to ALL the podcasts so far after finding the site 6 months ago, I believe I found a link after researching GTD, and last week purchased the Interview series - all great by the way!
I've been told I'm a natural leader, people want to be inspired and motivated by me, on the flip side I need to believe in myself - I'm a natural "I" (DISC), I graduated in Engineering and now work in the Digital arena for a major global company. I've adopted the regular 1:1's, delegation, feedback techniques and these really help me. I think a main factor in my success in management so far is because I have drive and passion about what I'm doing and this is infectious to my team.
Back to the point of the Post:
My current manager is now moving on to lead another of our teams in another country and although a lot earlier than expected I am applying for the role.
I tweaked my CV and put together an application and although my manager cant guide me too much on this has said that his manager (the person I asked about kick starting my career in the first place) knows all my successes and achievements already and what he would recommend is to consider my target audience, be bold and sell a vision of the future and how I would impact that - so I've changed the application - I have a mentor within the company and will be asking them to review and hopefully I'm going down the right lines.
What he has also said is although my CV is good and concise, it does not tell them much about me as a person. His manager likes real people who show their personal side as well, so I need to inject some personality into my CV.
How would you put personality into your CV? I’m finding this difficult – I started adding one extra paragraph near the top, but it just feels out on a limb. I do have personality, I have a significant group of very valuable great friends, been best man 3 times, travel when I can, put myself into things whole heartedly (sports, etc) and am very sociable
How would you put personality into your CV?
Any thoughts or advice about this question or any of the above would be greatly appreciated.