Following on from our tips on how to put together a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are delighted to show you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his working life in recruitment and sales and is looking for a similar opportunity:
4 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in West Sussex. I have become very knowledgeable in most aspects of recruitment in West Sussex in addition to developing a strong ability to increase business and close sales. Having held several branch manager positions in West Sussex I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in West Sussex. I am excellent with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
GHR Recruitment, West Sussex
My main responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with West Sussex businesses, as well as companies further afield, maintaining a good working knowledge of vacancies in West Sussex and recruitment in West Sussex and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of the team. Our major focus is West Sussex recruitment which I believe that I have assisted by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to significantly increase our West Sussex business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to establish a relationship with West Sussex County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
PCT Recruitment, West Sussex
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in West Sussex. I was responsible for a team of 8 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward system to increase staff morale. In addition established good relationships with West Sussex companies in order to assist with their temporary recruitment in West Sussex.
1998 – 2000
LGR Recruitment, West Sussex
I began as a trainee consultant and in just 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in West Sussex and received a great deal of training including the legal and regulatory aspects of recruitment, managing staff skills and sales. I was also frequently the top sales person for my branch.
1994 – 1998
Senior Advertising Sales Executive
KXM Advertising, West Sussex
This was my first position after finishing school and I began as a junior in their telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My main responsibilities included maintaining relationships with West Sussex businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with making sure that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
West Sussex College
Maths – A
Physical Education – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
West Sussex High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport