Following on from our advice on how to put together a excellent 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 job:
10 The Street
I am a hardworking, intelligent sales person and have spent my working life in sales and recruitment in Crawley. I have become exceptionally knowledgeable in many areas of recruitment in Crawley in addition to developing a strong ability to develop business and close sales. Having held several branch manager roles in Crawley I am also experienced in managing staff. I am keen to embrace a new challenge in recruitment in Crawley. I am very good with computers and find I adapt quickly to any package presented to me.
2006 - Current
PEK Recruitment, Crawley
My key responsibilities in this challenging position include establishing relationships with Crawley businesses, as well as companies further afield, maintaining a good working knowledge of jobs in Crawley and recruitment in Crawley and ensuring the smooth running of the branch through effective management of the team. Our main focus is Crawley recruitment which I feel that I have assisted by making sure that I attend local networking events and conferences. I have been able to drastically improve our Crawley business as well as business as a whole. My best achievement has been to create a relationship with Crawley Borough Council / West Sussex Council. We have been able to fill these public sector jobs very efficiently.
2000 – 2006
VGR Recruitment, Crawley
During my time here we specialised in temporary recruitment in Crawley. I was responsible for a team of 8 ensuring they remained motivated and effective. I set achievable targets and a reward scheme to ensure staff morale. In addition established good relationships with Crawley companies in order to aid with their temporary recruitment in Crawley.
1998 – 2000
BIH Recruitment, Crawley
I began as a trainee consultant and in just 2 years advanced to a senior consultant role. It was during my work here that I learnt about recruitment in Crawley and received 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
BXH Advertising, Crawley
This was my first position after leaving my education and I started as a junior in their telesales department and rose to the position of senior advertising sales executive. My main responsibilities included maintaining relationships with Crawley companies 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
Physical Education – B
Sociology, French, German, Physics, Business Studies, Media Studies} - C
1988 - 1992
Crawley High School
10 A to C (including Maths, English and Double Science)
Full clean driving licence and own transport
We work with experts in and around our local area to provide useful information relating to careers advice - we hope you will find these articles to be helpful. You can view our news news archive here
Once your redundancy is dealt with and any retraining has been undertaken you will probably need to find a new job. This can seem daunting, particularly if you have not had to look for a newread more
When we hear the word 'redundancy' it is natural to think of the impact that it will have on the person being made redundant with out regard for the difficulties inflicted upon the employerread more
Do you know the tax implications of receiving a redundancy package and how to avoid paying unnecessary tax? If you are going to find yourself struggling financially do you know how to lessenread more
Do you know what redundancy package you are likely to receive? Do you know what the government stipulated minimum package is? As well as detailing the legal and financial aspects we willread more
Do you feel like you’ve lost your identity and can’t stop feeling negative? It is not only the practicalities of redundancy that need to be addressed. Redundancy can also have a massiveread more
We've been asking local employers for tips on what to do in an interview – and, of course, what not to do! Here are our top 10 not to do in that all-important job interview.read more
Have you thought about a new career or improving upon the skills you currently have? In this article we will offers tips and advice on increasing your 'employability' through courses andread more
It's too easy to start looking in the job section of the paper and applying for everything that has an attractive salary, car or any other perks, before falling into this trap, be reallyread more
When attending interviews it's always good to be up to date with what's happening in the local business and employment sector - we hope you'll find these selected news articles interesting
<font face="Arial, sans-serif"><font size="2">With so many job seekers applying for any one job in today's economic climate, it's good to have an understanding of what happens to your application once you've pressed the 'send' button.</font></font> ..read more
Your covering letter may well be the first thing potential employers see. It provides additional information on your skills, knowledge and experience and gives you the opportunity to highlight why you're the right applicant for ..read more
A planning application has been entered with a bid to to create a purpose-built Make Ready Centre and regional Hazardous Area Response Team Unit (HART) to be based in Crawley. If permission is granted, the new building will ..read more
In today’s struggling economic climate it’s not uncommon for companies to take on interns, many of whom are unpaid or given a low wage. Often interns work full time hours, and although the training on offer is essential for ..read more
Crawley sits in a excellent location in the South East of the UK, with fantastic transport links into London and the seaside town of Brighton just a short trip away. Crawley has been developed over the years and is now renowned ..read more
Well known pizza chain is told to pay its employees more
Shares with Australian giant Qantas plummet
Job losses are feared by staff in Crawley as Barratts goes into administration
Crawley shopping centre is set to get two brand new stores, creating new jobs for locals
What questions should you ask at a job interview?
Simple CV mistakes could cost you your dream job
Who are Crawley's biggest employers, and where are all the jobs?
West Sussex businesses are encouraged to take on more apprentices
Barclays bank announces over 1500 job losses
Virgin Holidays to create 100 new jobs in Crawley
A second runway at Gatwick would create 19,000 new jobs
Employers in Crawley invited to help get ex-offenders back into work.
College Job Shop Open Evening in Crawley
Refused houses to be built just south of Crawley
Benefit reform is essential for economy says Crawley Council Leader
Crawley’s unemployment higher than national average, says census
Crawley Town's new owner must have enough capital to take the club to the next level
Crawley Borough Council Job share will save £50,000
Tax centre jobs under threat in Crawley
At least two people applying for every job in Reigate and Banstead
What not to do in your Crawley job interview
Top 4 questions asked at job interviews for Crawley job seekers
Interview Tips to help you get that perfect job in Crawley
The Recruitment Process to Fill your Crawley Job
How can you find the right Crawley job for you?
What is different about looking for jobs today in Crawley compared to 10 years ago
Covering Letter hints and tips for when applying for jobs in Crawley
Looking for a second job in Crawley?
Central Sussex College / Crawley College
Information on local newspapers covering Crawley
Example CV for people applying for jobs in Crawley
CV Tips for landing that perfect job in Crawley
Having no job can be stressful and can often leave you feeling a little empty and insignificant. But never fear, John Fry offers a few hints, tips and words of advice for emotionallyread more
If you're facing a telephone interview then this very useful article gives some excellent hints and tips on how to perform to the best of your ability and make a great impression over theread more