Following on from our advice on how to create 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 similar opportunity:
2 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Chelmsford. I have become very knowledgeable in all areas of recruitment in Chelmsford in addition to developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having held several branch manager positions in Chelmsford I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Chelmsford. I am very good with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Current
OKP Recruitment, Chelmsford
My main responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Chelmsford companies, as well as businesses further afield, maintaining a great working knowledge of jobs in Chelmsford and recruitment in Chelmsford and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of my team. Our major focus is Chelmsford recruitment which I feel that I have aided by ensuring that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to significantly improve our Chelmsford business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Chelmsford Borough Council / Essex County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
PCT Recruitment, Chelmsford
During my work here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Chelmsford. I was responsible for a team of 10 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward system to ensure staff morale. I also established good relationships with Chelmsford businesses in order to assist with their temporary recruitment in Chelmsford.
1998 – 2000
BIH Recruitment, Chelmsford
I started as a trainee consultant and in only 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in Chelmsford and undertook a great amount of training including the legal and regulatory aspects of recruitment, management skills and sales. I was also frequently the top sales person for my branch.
1994 – 1998
Advertising Sales Executive
ZXR Advertising, Chelmsford
This was my first job after leaving my education and I began as a junior in their telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My key responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Chelmsford businesses in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also assist my clients with ensuring that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
Biology – A
Theatre Studies – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Chelmsford High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport