Following on from our tips on how to put together a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are pleased to give you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a new opportunity:
2 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in London. I have become very knowledgeable in many areas of recruitment in London as well as developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having had several branch manager positions in London I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in London. I am excellent with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
KRM Recruitment, London
My key responsibilities in this challenging role include establishing relationships with London businesses, as well as organisations further afield, maintaining a great working knowledge of opportunities in London and recruitment in London and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of the team. Our major focus is London recruitment which I believe that I have helped by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to significantly increase our London business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with London Borough Councils. We were able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
JEK Recruitment, London
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in London. I was responsible for a team of 10 making sure they remained motivated and effective. I put in place achievable targets and a reward scheme to improve staff morale. In addition established good relationships with London businesses in order to help with their temporary recruitment in London.
1998 – 2000
XEK Recruitment, London
I started as a trainee consultant and in just 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my time here that I learnt about recruitment in London and undertook a great amount 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
XXK Advertising, London
This was my first position after leaving my education and I began as a junior in their telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included establishing relationships with London 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
History – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
London High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport