Following on from our tips on how to put together a fantastic CV (CV Tips) we are delighted to give you an example. Our fictitious CV writer has spent his career in recruitment and sales and is looking for a new position:
3 The Street
I am a dedicated, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in Swansea. I have become very knowledgeable in all areas of recruitment in Swansea in addition to developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having held several branch manager roles in Swansea I am also experienced in staff management. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Swansea. I am excellent with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Date
BJE Recruitment, Swansea
My main responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Swansea companies, as well as companies further afield, maintaining an excellent working knowledge of positions in Swansea and recruitment in Swansea and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of my team. Our major focus is Swansea recruitment which I think that I have assisted by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to drastically increase our Swansea business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Swansea Borough Council / Glamorgan County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
OPK Recruitment, Swansea
During my work here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Swansea. I was responsible for a team of 8 making sure they remained motivated and effective. I put in place achievable targets and a reward scheme to increase staff morale. I also established excellent relationships with Swansea businesses in order to help with their temporary recruitment in Swansea.
1998 – 2000
ZHR Recruitment, Swansea
I started as a trainee consultant and in just 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my work here that I gained knowledge about recruitment in Swansea 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
LXR Advertising, Swansea
This was my first job after leaving school and I began as a junior in the telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My main responsibilities included establishing relationships with Swansea 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 Literature – A
Theatre Studies – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Swansea High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport