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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/.

If you have any questions get in touch via social media: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

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New Year, New Goals 2017

New Year, New Goals

New Year, New Goals

January is a tough month. The Christmas buzz has worn off and the bills for the holiday period hang over everything. It’s a tough time to think about future prospects but concentrating on your next step can be a great way to shake this feeling off.

But now that it’s finished, it might be time to consider a new job. Our clients have returned from the holidays, looking to fill roles that were put on hold before the Christmas break. Check out our website to see the latest roles we’re working on and if you see something of interest, get in touch with the relevant consultant. If you don’t see anything you like, drop us a line anyway. Let us know you’re looking and what it is you want. The first step is the hardest but once you’ve started the search, everything else will fall into place.

For those considering a move into publishing, why not consider temping? 2016 saw an increase in temporary roles, following the post-Brexit scare. Temp roles are a great way to join a company that is looking for additional resources but who regularly discover along the way that they need someone on a permanent basis. The work isn’t going away so guess what? Neither are you!

For more information on our current temporary roles, contact Kellie Millar, our Temps/Freelancers Manager, or Alison Redfearn. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram where we post our latest roles or sign up for Job Alerts on our website and receive a notification as soon as they go live.

So, with January done and dusted, it’s time to really tackle the new year! Take a risk, find the job you really want to be working in, even if it’s only a contract role, and make 2017 a game-changer!

Make sure you share this post so we can help others too! And get in touch via our website, phone or any of our social media accounts:  on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

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Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek)

Academic Book Week

Academic Book Week – 23rd-28th January

From the 23rd – 28th of January it is Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek)! The world of Publishing will be celebrating the diversity, innovation and influence of Academic Books!

Here at Atwood Tate we thought we would take part by informing you about the Academic Publishing sector!

During the week we shall be running some small events to coincide with the official #AcBookWeek events, which you can read about here! All the events have been officiated by Midas PR who are running the event along with the Publisher’s Association, the British Library and many others!

What Are We Doing?

On Monday 23rd we will be releasing specifically themed Instagram posts about working in Academic Publishing and the skills required to enter.

On Tuesday 24th, our two academic publishing consultants: Christina Dimitriadi & Lisa Smars will be running a Twitter Q&A! From 12:30-1:00pm! Use the hashtag #AcBookWeek and tag @AtwoodTate to take part! They will be answering all your questions on CVs, Skills, the Academic sector and more!

On Wednesday 25th we shall be releasing further Instagram photos and filming our YouTube video! As well as releasing an Academic Publishing Infographic!

On Thursday 26th we will have a special guest post from an Academic Publishing Professional on our blog!

And finally, on Friday 27th we will be releasing a YouTube video about the Academic Sector!

If you have any questions, or want to get involved with #AcBookWeek, make sure you follow the hashtag and the official Academic Book Week twitter page!

This is the perfect time to ask your questions and network with professionals in the publishing sector! As well as attend events about academic publishing and receive discounts on academic books!

We can’t wait to take part!

Are you going to join in with #AcBookWeek? Let us know on any of our social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube or Instagram.

And be sure to keep your eye on our own Twitter feed and blog as we participate in this fun week!

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