Following on from our advice on how to put together a great 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 new opportunity:
10 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working career in sales and recruitment in Oxford. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in many aspects of recruitment in Oxford as well as developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having held several branch manager positions in Oxford I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to take on a new challenge in recruitment in Oxford. I am excellent with computers and find I take quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Current
BJE Recruitment, Oxford
My main responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Oxford companies, as well as organisations further afield, maintaining a good working knowledge of jobs in Oxford and recruitment in Oxford and ensuring the smooth running of my branch through effective management of the team. Our main focus is Oxford recruitment which I believe that I have helped by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to considerably increase our Oxford business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Oxford Borough Council / Oxfordshire County Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very effectively.
2000 – 2006
LFK Recruitment, Oxford
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Oxford. I was responsible for a team of 10 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I put in place achievable targets and a reward scheme to improve staff morale. In addition established excellent relationships with Oxford businesses in order to help with their temporary recruitment in Oxford.
1998 – 2000
BIH Recruitment, Oxford
I started 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 Oxford and undertook a great deal 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
Senior Advertising Sales Executive
ZXR Advertising, Oxford
This was my first position after finishing school and I started as a junior in their telesales department and advanced to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My main responsibilities included establishing relationships with Oxford companies in order to receive their recruitment advertising. I would also assist my clients with ensuring that their recruitment advertising was effective.
1992 - 1994
Chemistry – A
Theatre Studies – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Oxford High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport