the CV has been a tool for listing your work experience, education
history and qualifications. Employers are now looking for
much more than this. With so many people applying for the
same vacancy, your CV has to stand out from the rest. Try
CV Centre for more information about how to write a winning
Details; Start the CV with
your name, address, phone / fax numbers and e-mail address
- you want to make sure you can be easily contacted by a
This should be a brief statement which incorporates your
main skills and reflects your objective. It will give an
employer a general description of you. See
History; List your previous
positions, with dates, job title and a brief description
of the company. Start with your current or most recent position.
Your CV should be in the
form of an achievement CV. This means listing achievements
you have done and quantifying or qualifying them.
Once you have completed the hardest parts of your CV - writing
your Profile and Career History, consider what other information
an employer would like to know about you or any other selling
points you have. Consider:
of Professional Bodies
that you include this information on your CV, but ensure that
any information is kept brief and relevant.
that the aim of the CV is to get an interview.
lie on your CV - the truth will come out in the interview.
your CV short - as a rule, 2 pages is best, 3 pages is okay
if you have enough relevant information.
attention to detail - look at fonts, alignment, spelling,
grammar and overall presentation.
good quality white A4 paper for your correspondence.
sending your CV, always include a relevant covering letter,
detailing the position you would like to apply for and brief
details of why you should be seriously considered for that
A professional Sales Manager with a record of achievement
in new business development and account management within
the FMCG sector. Has focused on establishing and implementing
strategies for exploiting existing and new markets. Self motivated
and resourceful, able to act on his own initiative or as part
of a team. A good communicator with first class interpersonal
skills. Having gained a significant record of achievement
to date, now seeking increased responsibility and recognition
within the sales/marketing function of a progressive organisations.
& Sons Limited - Milton Keynes
- to date
manufacturer employing 400 employees and with sales to over
Regional Sales Account Manager
a new range of products which bought in additional revenue
a sales target incentive system which motivated staff and
increased sales turnover by 12%.
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