Following on from our advice on how to write a fantastic 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:
8 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in Southampton. I have become extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of recruitment in Southampton as well as developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having had several branch manager positions in Southampton I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Southampton. I am excellent with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
BJE Recruitment, Southampton
My main responsibilities in this challenging role include establishing relationships with Southampton businesses, as well as companies further afield, maintaining an excellent working knowledge of jobs in Southampton and recruitment in Southampton and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of my team. Our main focus is Southampton recruitment which I think that I have aided by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to dramatically increase our Southampton business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Southampton City Council / Hampshire County Council. We were able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
JEK Recruitment, Southampton
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Southampton. I was responsible for a team of 7 making sure they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward system to ensure staff morale. I also established excellent relationships with Southampton companies in order to help with their temporary recruitment in Southampton.
1998 – 2000
KVM Recruitment, Southampton
I began as a trainee consultant and in just 2 years advanced to a senior consultant position. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in Southampton 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
Advertising Sales Executive
ZXR Advertising, Southampton
This was my first position after finishing my education 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 Southampton 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
Chemistry – A
Physical Education – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Southampton High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport