I’d say “the company’s” products shows some detachment from your current employer.
also, from a consistency perspective, if you were to talk about previous, non current, employers then you wouldn’t say “our” you would say “the company’s”
e.g. the following seems wrong:
Jobbie Engineering Ltd 2007-2008Posted 6 years ago
I sold the company’s products…
Bob’s Manufacturing plc 2009-current
I sold our products…
Hi guys, I know your collective knowledge is much more reliable than anyone else I know so…
I am preparing my CV for a job in sales. I have previous experience in sales and I am trying to relfect this in my previous job profile. My question is…Which is more professional:
…Generating sales of our products through approaching and presenting to prospective clients.
…Generating sales of the company’s products through approaching and presenting to prospective clients.
or something completely different.
thanks in advance.Posted 6 years agoGJPMember
Something completely different maybe? As neither approach says what you achieved in terms of results that impacted the bottom line. This seems key for a Sales job.
What was your contribution? Your impact on revenue, yield, new customers, growth, beating your targets, customer satisfaction, deal closure rates etc etc.
just a thought as I am never quite sure how to get the balance right between stating what you were responsible and accountable for versus your achievementsPosted 6 years agoboriselbrusSubscriber
Neither. Avoid woolly statements like that. You worked in sales, so obviously you were responsible for generating sales with the company’s customers. Stick to things you can quantify. E.g. During my time I increased the customer base by 18% and increased total sales by 26%.
I read so many CV’s that are as near as dammit identical – full of clichés and general statements. Make it specific, make it quantifiable, spell and grammar check it to death and whatever you do, write a specific cover letter for each job saying what it is about that company which makes you want to work for them.Posted 6 years ago
Avoid woolly statements like that.
… Stick to things you can quantify. E.g. During my time I increased the customer base by 18% and increased total sales by 26%.
I read so many CV’s … full of clichés and general statements. Make it specific, make it quantifiable…
Thanks for that, but my understanding was that my ‘Employment History’ should contain a basic job description and I can mention what I brought to the company, in the ‘Skills and achievements’ section?Posted 6 years agoboriselbrusSubscriber
There’s no real rule on that, just make it simple and easy to read. I personally don’t bother with a skills and achievements section unless it’s non work related stuff such as “Magistrate” or “Samaritan volunteer”. Some recruiters will want this though, and you have no way of knowing!
When ploughing through over 100 cv’s and I get to the personal profile and read “A highly motivated team player” I just switch off, be a bit different and you will catch the recruiters eye. A personal interest section is only good if you have something useful to say like “Cycle Coach” or “Scout Leader”. If all you have to say is “I enjoy cycling and socialising with friends and family” then it’s probably best not to bother!
If you want to send me your cv, I’m happy to give it the once over if you like?
BorisPosted 6 years ago
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