Writing A Sales Resume


Writing a resume for a sales position is a challenge, because in your resume you must prove that you can sell and that you are a great sales person. There are many things that must be included but few people actually do.

These missing items include :

High Impact Sales pitch

If you are a professional salesperson, you need to show that on your resume. It can’t just be something you can do in person. You need a sales pitch that highlights your skills, personality and your ability to elicit a positive reaction from the reader.

Action Packed Statements

Using action packed statements is a must as well. It’s great that there are tons of awards for sales people all over the world but some are more action packed than others. You want to note the achievements you’ve made that will surprise people, impress people and also make them envy you.

Company confidentiality Agreements

Sharing too much confidential information is also something employers and hiring managers look out for. They don’t want to stress out that if you leave their company, you will share their trade secrets. So make sure while writing your resume that you avoid saying anything that would be deemed confidential.

Focus on Results

Results need to be seen with numbers not words. Also using exact numbers is better than estimates. Which do you think will get you a phone call from a hiring manager … over 300 sales in 1 month or 365 sales in one month? Both will and can work but the second one looks better and uses less words. It also proves you keep track of your numbers.

Quantifiable Results

There are other numbers you can mention too. These numbers might include, your sales rankings within your company and/or your industry if possible, market share growth, and client base growth over a designated time period.

Feel free to check out our resume samples for more ideas on writing a winning sales resume.

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