M.Peer Mohamed Sardhar

As HR professionals we spend only a few minutes (in some cases less than a minute) for taking a decision on candidates. I would like to seek an opinion on the resume below (details have been hidden to protect privacy). What is wrong with it?




XYZ ABC – 000000.

Mobile: +91 00000 00000


3 years of progressive experience with consulting companies with a proven and consistent track record of professional and academic achievements. Strong understanding and background in Recruiting and Resource Management functions (Staffing) and their role in the context of India set-up. Good understanding of the business model (Metrics, Margins, etc) and the interconnect of various functions – HR, Technology, Recruiting, Finance, Marketing, Administration etc – into the overall framework of the organization. Process and measurement driven approach to management with strong relationship and team skills. Leader of ideas and people, with performance consistently rated as “Consistently Exceeding Expectations” (4, highest possible rating).


I. XYZ Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana (July’06 – Till Date)

XYZ ABC Leader

Functionally and Administratively reporting to the Director Hiring; Ensure effective communication of HR services and programs (e.g., Joining, Induction, Review & Exit Formalities, New Hire Orientation and Employee Development). Active participation in the development and administration of the employee life cycle from new hire orientation to termination and ensure process excellence in order to foster a positive environment. My role is explained as under:-

Human Resource Management

 Developed HR policies ensuring that it underpins the culture of organization and linked with the overall business objectives of the company.

 Proposed and aligned organization structure with the business objectives from time to time which facilitated high-growth plans of the company.

Recruitment and Selection

 Proposed annual manpower budget based on business projections.

 Developed and implemented innovative recruitment strategies for effective turn around.

 Developed and promoted employee referral scheme for cost control

 Developing and institutionalizing recruitment practices for Just in Time Recruitment process for cost effective Hi–Volume recruitment

 Spearheaded campus recruitment activities by projecting requirements, identifying campuses & visiting campuses to meet expected closures

 Worked on various levels and roles selections

On Boarding

 Designed and conducted Induction/Training programs for seamless on boarding process for lateral recruits & Management Trainees.

 Designed & institutionalized function and location driven induction plan based on project specific requirements.

 Institutionalized various systems such as buddy system for smooth orientation to the organization

 Liaison with BU managers for the timely induction of new recruits.

 Proposed and implemented information sharing process for orientation such as KRA & Job Description for the job holder on joining.

Performance Management System

 Played major role in effectively rolling out performance appraisal systems that meets business goals and culture of the organization

 Proposed & aligned appraisal system for India operations of the company

 Planned Appraisal training module & trained managers for effective appraisal at various locations

 Initiating and coordinating for annual performance appraisal at all locations to ensure timely completion of process.

Employee Engagement

 Location/Site visits to increase touch points at all locations

 What’s-On-Your-Mind Meets for handling and addressing employee engagement needs

 Employee grievance handling

 Effective exit interviews to understand the areas of concern and taking necessary actions to retain good resources within the organization.

 Effectively conducted ESS for the organization and have facilitated feedback sessions with teams.

Compensation & Benefits

 Implemented incentive plan for the organization as one of the mechanism to foster bonding in the organization

 Responsible for compilation of Performance Management data and analysing & proposing Salary revision

 Worked on compensation and benefit surveys

 Developed Salary Bands for each level and function to bring parity in salary structuring in the organization Salary band

 Worked on attrition analysis to bring out effective data to work on retentions in the organization

 Analyze man day’s loss due to unauthorized weekly offs, non sanctioned leaves/absenteeism and resignation for all locations.

 Well versed with preparing and maintaining Strategic MIS like Budgets, actual status of HR budget, Master Manpower, Master Salary, Recruitment & Attrition Reports, Training Report, etc.

 Developed and maintained Human Resource Information system for easy and accurate information availability.

Employee Retention & Excitement

 Developed and implemented retention plans aimed at attracting, motivating and rewarding employee to improve productivity.

 Handling grievances of the staff & carried out individual counseling, leading to a good working atmosphere, profitability and low turnover of human resource across all locations.

 Developed & implemented in–house communication channels including in-house Journals, Suggestion Schemes, so on and so forth.

Training & Development

 Responsible for compilation of Performance Management data and analysing training needs.

 Worked on training need analysis for the organization.

 Finalization of yearly training calendar keeping in mind both short term and long term needs of the training.

 Identified training program including management development programs, customized training modules & sponsored programs for soft skill and functional developments.

 Identifying and evaluating the trainers for execution of training plan.

 Working closely with the trainers to develop the training modules.

 Organizing and coordinating the training program to ensure a smooth flaw of training.

 Evaluating the trainer’s effectiveness and acceptably for the participants group.

II. XYZ Services (India) Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore, Karnataka (July’05 – June’ 06)

XYZ ABC Manager



 Developed and implemented annual hiring plan and recruitment strategy for BU’s across divisions.

 Set up a recruitment process, and align it with all concerned. Periodically assess and review the process to keep pace with changing environment and technology.

 Periodically review success rate (Percentage of people successful in their jobs) of all past recruitments. Identify reasons for failure, and incorporate appropriate changes.

 Lead, plan, and direct the overall recruiting processes and budgets effectively and efficiently along with people management responsibilities.

 Developed campus hiring plans with premier institutions in India; campus events/sponsorships and build & sustain relationships.

Compensation & Benefits

 Responsible for making salary proposals for new joiners, negotiating their salaries and getting them on board.

 Responsible for completing the annual benchmarking of compensation vis-à-vis comparable organizations in the industry and presenting the final report after performing an in-depth analysis.

 Responsible for redesigning and administering the Job description framework for managers & research members in the company.

Operational Management

 Designed and implemented Interviewing and selection process.

 Designed and implemented international & domestic relocation packages, which are one of the best in the industry.

 Lead the payroll process administration.

 Ensure Joining and Exit process takes place as per Company Standards.

Systems Development

 Architected revamp of India Jobs portal, focusing on end user satisfaction, followed by exhaustive usability testing of the portal.

 Streamlining the Employee Referral program to increase efficiency using change recommendations for tools, branding, processes and related communication.


2005 – Bachelor of Business Administration,

XYZ College, Bangalore University


Proficient in MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and MS Outlook.)


Date of Birth : 10.02.84

Languages Known : English and Hindi

Marital Status : Single

Current Location : Pune


Event Management, Googling, Crawling the Web, Travelling.

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As per my knowledge, the person has given fake details as if a person cannot handle everything in a small duration, and also the summary is not precise...it should be more like a one liner rather than so descriptive
From India, Bhopal

Dear Peer,
I feel this CV consists of simply a repeated description on the profiles so handled
it should be like
Exp Name of Co., number of years of Exp, Designation
Job profile:
The profile has to be presice and concise.
and this is what this CV is Missing.
Ravindra R

From India, Mumbai

Please explain meaning of the following
Event Management, Googling, Crawling the Web, Travelling.
I assume what you meant was internet surfing and web search or web based researches, this mistake is very costly for the candidate, because be claims to have worked a lot on web based and portal based assignments
. XYZ Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana (July’06 – Till Date)
XYZ ABC Leader

Current Location : Pune
Both the statements are not relating to each other, as there is no explanation to same.
Thank You

From India, Mumbai

XYZ Corporation (India) Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, Haryana (July’06 – Till Date)
Current Location : Pune

here there is a mismatch between the locations....

when there is a requirement recruiters make quick process in short listing th profiles.if this type of profiles are found, we too find head ache to read the whole ramayana about the candidate.and also talent is better shown when we can express our selves in short and sweet manner.

From India, Hyderabad

He or she should give a summary of Experience and the roles and responsibilities need to be given separately for the whole 3 years there is a mismatch between the locations.... Regards Gops
From India, Madras

Hi peer,
I find the CV very lengthy. The concerned person can follow KISS principle. If needed or demanded by the company, he can send a detailed CV like this one at some later stage.
At same time I dare to say that some of the recruiters are hiring CVs rather than persons. A perfect CV is like a perfect murder. Till today we have not experienced it.So a perfect CV is not possible to locate( As the perception and requirments of companies differ).

From India, Bhubaneswar

I would have preferred to see some quantitative measures related to what the candidate accomplished as apposed to a list of responsibilities.
For those of you who remarked that its fake, i dont think so.In a small compamu one might have been a generalist and had to handle various aspects of HR functionality.
For recruiters, yes its lengthy and you wont read it. As a professional, that why I always tell candidates not to broadcast CVs. Networking for a job yields better results; your CV later explains your experience.

From United Arab Emirates, Dubai

Hi Sardhar,
A typical, typical small/medium firm HR Generalist CV!!!!! :icon4: What seems incongruous is the summary on top. THe summary talks of understanding of business models, metrics, interconnection of functions, process approach and measurement......which are critical to HR and is THE differentiator for a good HR....but it has not been proven in the CV!!!!!
the vital link between HR and business touted in the summary is missing in the experience part...

From India, Coimbatore

The Candidate is Job hopper In department like HR the person needs to spend more time to learn all these thins that means the person is lying about his roles and reposibility and thirdly his current location and his company location are diifrent
From India, Pune

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