Following on from our tips on how to create a great CV (CV Tips) we are delighted to give you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his working life in recruitment and sales and is looking for a similar job:
9 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in Plymouth. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in all areas of recruitment in Plymouth as well as developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having had several branch manager positions in Plymouth I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in Plymouth. I am very good with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
LEK Recruitment, Plymouth
My main responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Plymouth companies, as well as companies further afield, maintaining an excellent working knowledge of positions in Plymouth and recruitment in Plymouth and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of my team. Our main focus is Plymouth recruitment which I feel that I have aided by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to drastically increase our Plymouth business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to establish a relationship with Plymouth City Council / Devon County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
OPK Recruitment, Plymouth
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Plymouth. I was responsible for a team of 9 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward scheme to ensure staff morale. In addition established excellent relationships with Plymouth companies in order to aid with their temporary recruitment in Plymouth.
1998 – 2000
ODK Recruitment, Plymouth
I began as a trainee consultant and in only 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in Plymouth and received a great amount of training including the legal and regulatory aspects of recruitment, management skills and sales. I was also consistently the top sales person for my branch.
1994 – 1998
Senior Advertising Sales Executive
LXR Advertising, Plymouth
This was my first job after leaving my education and I began as a junior in the telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Plymouth businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with ensuring that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
Chemistry – A
Theatre Studies – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Plymouth High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport