Following on from our tips on how to create a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are delighted to show you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a new position:
1 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Devon. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in most areas of recruitment in Devon as well as developing a strong ability to increase business and close sales. Having had several branch manager positions in Devon I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in Devon. I am very good with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
KRM Recruitment, Devon
My key responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Devon companies, as well as organisations further afield, maintaining a great working knowledge of jobs in Devon and recruitment in Devon and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of the team. Our key focus is Devon recruitment which I think that I have helped by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to dramatically increase our Devon business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to establish a relationship with Devon County Council. We were able to fill these public sector jobs very efficiently.
2000 – 2006
ONP Recruitment, Devon
During my work here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Devon. I was responsible for a team of 6 making sure they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward scheme to increase staff morale. I also established good relationships with Devon companies in order to aid with their temporary recruitment in Devon.
1998 – 2000
PCW Recruitment, Devon
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 Devon 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
Advertising Sales Executive
OXK Advertising, Devon
This was my first role after leaving school and I began as a junior in the telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Devon businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also help my clients with ensuring 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
Devon High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport