Following on from our advice on how to write a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are pleased to bring you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a new job:
8 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Guildford. I have become very knowledgeable in many aspects of recruitment in Guildford in addition to developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having had several branch manager roles in Guildford I am also experienced in staff management. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Guildford. I am excellent with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Current
KET Recruitment, Guildford
My key responsibilities in this challenging role include establishing relationships with Guildford companies, as well as companies further afield, maintaining a great working knowledge of jobs in Guildford and recruitment in Guildford and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of my team. Our main focus is Guildford recruitment which I feel that I have assisted by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to drastically improve our Guildford business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to establish a relationship with Guildford Borough Council / Surrey County Council. We were able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
PCT Recruitment, Guildford
During my work here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Guildford. I was responsible for a team of 7 making sure they remained motivated and effective. I put in place achievable targets and a reward system to increase staff morale. I also established excellent relationships with Guildford businesses in order to help with their temporary recruitment in Guildford.
1998 – 2000
ZHR Recruitment, Guildford
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 Guildford and received 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
Advertising Sales Executive
XXK Advertising, Guildford
This was my first job after finishing my education and I started as a junior in their telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Guildford companies in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with making sure that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
English Literature – A
Psychology – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Guildford High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport