Following on from our advice on how to create a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are pleased to show you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a new opportunity:
3 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in Bournemouth. I have become extremely knowledgeable in most aspects of recruitment in Bournemouth in addition to developing a strong ability to increase business and close sales. Having had several branch manager roles in Bournemouth I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in Bournemouth. I am very good with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
LEK Recruitment, Bournemouth
My key responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Bournemouth businesses, as well as organisations further afield, maintaining a great working knowledge of vacancies in Bournemouth and recruitment in Bournemouth and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of the team. Our major focus is Bournemouth recruitment which I think that I have assisted by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to dramatically increase our Bournemouth business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Bournemouth Borough Council / Dorset County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very efficiently.
2000 – 2006
KHM Recruitment, Bournemouth
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Bournemouth. I was responsible for a team of 10 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward system to improve staff morale. In addition established good relationships with Bournemouth businesses in order to aid with their temporary recruitment in Bournemouth.
1998 – 2000
GFK Recruitment, Bournemouth
I started as a trainee consultant and in only 2 years advanced to a senior consultant position. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in Bournemouth and undertook a great deal of training including the legal and regulatory aspects of recruitment, managing staff skills and sales. I was also consistently the top sales person for my branch.
1994 – 1998
Senior Advertising Sales Executive
OXK Advertising, Bournemouth
This was my first job after leaving my education and I started as a junior in the telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Bournemouth companies in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with ensuring that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
English Literature – A
Psychology – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Bournemouth High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport