Following on from our advice on how to create a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are delighted to bring you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a similar position:
10 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Exeter. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in all aspects of recruitment in Exeter as well as developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having had several branch manager roles in Exeter I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Exeter. I am excellent with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
QGR Recruitment, Exeter
My key responsibilities in this challenging role include establishing relationships with Exeter businesses, as well as companies further afield, maintaining an excellent working knowledge of opportunities in Exeter and recruitment in Exeter and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of my team. Our major focus is Exeter recruitment which I think that I have aided by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to considerably improve our Exeter business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to establish a relationship with Exeter City Council / Devon County Council. We were able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
PCT Recruitment, Exeter
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Exeter. 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 excellent relationships with Exeter businesses in order to assist with their temporary recruitment in Exeter.
1998 – 2000
ODK Recruitment, Exeter
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 Exeter and undertook 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
PXW Advertising, Exeter
This was my first job after finishing school and I began as a junior in their telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My main responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Exeter businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also assist my clients with making sure that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
English Language – A
Physical Education – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Exeter High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport