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Writing a Winning Sales CV

Writing a Winning Sales CV

Writing a Winning Sales CV

Creating the perfect CV is one of the most important things for any job seeker. But particularly so for sales people. Where a journalist can submit samples of their writing or a designer a portfolio of work, as a sales person your CV has to do most of the talking.

Having reviewed many CVs in my time in recruitment, I’ve come to identify what makes an effective and well written CV for sales roles. There are many simple bits of information that candidates miss out which may affect their chances of being considered for a job.

So you don’t make the same mistake, I’ve compiled some guidelines of key things to include!

Whether a second jobber or an experienced sales manager you should include:

  • Sales figures – Where possible you should include details of revenue achieved, targets met, sales made etc… Always make sure they are honest and that you can back them up if asked about them in an interview.
  • Achievements – You should give examples of particular successes you’ve had, whether securing a large deal, signing on a new client…
  • Products & clients – If you’ve worked for a large organisation do specify what area of the business or publication you worked on or what type of products you were selling. It’s also useful to know who you were selling to or specific regions you dealt with.
  • Languages – If you have professional competency in more than one language and would be willing to use it at work, tell us! It might be just what a particular client is looking for.
  • Travel – If you are used to travelling a lot and enjoy it, it’s good to know and if applying for field sales positions, do mention if you have a clean driving licence and car.
  • Line management – If you’ve managed staff, say how many and whether they were office or field based.

Last but not least, being a successful sales person is often very much about your personality so don’t be afraid to let this show on your CV. Also remember that you need strong communication skills and to be well presented and professional so your CV should demonstrate this.

For more general advice on CV layout, you should visit https://atwoodtatepublishingjobs.co.uk/advice/.

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Twitter Q&A: Job Applications

Twitter Q&A: Job Applications

Today our consultants Christina Dimitriadi and Olivia Constantinides, will be discussing Job Applications: CVs, Cover Letters & Interviews! Use the hashtag #workinpublishing and tag @AtwoodTate on twitter between 1-1:30pm to take part in the Q&A!

From the 14th November until the 18th it is: #WorkInPublishing week on twitter! Started by the Publishers’ Association in 2015, the campaign aims to raise awareness and understanding of the Publishing industry and offer advice to young and future publishers! This week is the perfect chance for you to ask all of your questions about publishing, and learn more about the world of publishing.

Atwood Tate will be running a Q&A everyday during the #workinpublishing week and offering advice about working in publishing across all of social media as well!

Make sure you watch out for all our latest blog posts about events, advice and industry tips on the Atwood Tate Blog and also our new Instagram! We can’t wait to talk to you all and answer all of your questions!

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