Following on from our tips on how to write a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are pleased to show you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his working life in recruitment and sales and is looking for a similar job:
2 The Street
Brighton and Hove
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Brighton and Hove. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in many aspects of recruitment in Brighton and Hove in addition to developing a strong ability to increase business and close sales. Having held several branch manager roles in Brighton and Hove I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in Brighton and Hove. I am very good with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
OKP Recruitment, Brighton and Hove
My main responsibilities in this challenging role include establishing relationships with Brighton and Hove businesses, as well as organisations further afield, maintaining a good working knowledge of positions in Brighton and Hove and recruitment in Brighton and Hove and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of my team. Our key focus is Brighton and Hove recruitment which I believe that I have aided by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to dramatically increase our Brighton and Hove business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Brighton & Hove City Council / East Sussex County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very efficiently.
2000 – 2006
PCT Recruitment, Brighton and Hove
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Brighton and Hove. I was responsible for a team of 8 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward scheme to improve staff morale. In addition established good relationships with Brighton and Hove businesses in order to help with their temporary recruitment in Brighton and Hove.
1998 – 2000
LGR Recruitment, Brighton and Hove
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 Brighton and Hove and received a great deal 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
Senior Advertising Sales Executive
PXW Advertising, Brighton and Hove
This was my first job after leaving school and I started as a junior in the telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included establishing relationships with Brighton and Hove businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with ensuring that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
Brighton and Hove College
Biology – A
History – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Brighton and Hove High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport