As a recruiter we have the somewhat daunting task of trawling through hundreds of CV’s on a daily basis, so as you can imagine I get to see the good, the bad, and the down right ugly.

A common trend I find, is that candidates just don’t seem to sell themselves enough, as highlighted by Mark in the passage below. Everyone claims they have great leadership characteristics, they are passionate and want to earn money. Yes, to have all these characteristics is great and they are vital to success in roles within the sales profession. But when it comes down to it, tangible results and achievements are the things that will grab both mine and potential future employers' attention. What I’m really trying to say here is, show off and shout out your achievements, you will have worked hard to get them so make sure everyone knows about them!!!