Junior to Mid-Level Professional; Multiple Employers
This is a great format to use if you only have a few years of Sales experience under your belt but are a solid, proven performer. It’s hard to miss those percentages in bold! This will get you in the door faster than a more traditional resume with only a couple previous employers.
Junior to Mid-Level Professional; Single Employers
This is a strong example of a single-employer resume that shows continuous growth and promotion within that company. In order to flesh out the body of the resume, Chris broke the content under his current position into skill sections. This is a nice way to get a meaty 2-page resume when you don’t have a long list of former employers. Note the bullet points with quantifiable accomplishments; make sure you use lots of numbers, percentages and dollar figures.
Junior to Mid-level Professional; Multiple Employers, Single Page
We like the format of this single page resume because it is clean, yet has some visual interest that gives the reader the impression there’s a lot of meaty information here. Note the use of ‘key areas of expertise’ under the Profile section; this is a great trick for including key words that are often included in resume robot searches. Note all the numbers and dollar signs in the bullet points- Chris has included lots of quantifiable information that can be scanned quickly.
Mid-Level Professional; Multiple Employers
This is a good format for multiple employers. It includes a couple sentences about the company, but focuses on the position and the accomplishments. Notice that Chris has entitled the bullet points ‘Key Accomplishments’ which implies that this was not all he did, but merely the highlights. Also, the bullets name quantifiable accomplishments, which are what an employer is looking for; never list soft skills under your bullet points.
Mid-level to Seasoned Professional; Multiple Employers, Single Page
This is a good format for getting a lot of information across without having a 3-page resume. Almost all job text is in bullets, with lots of numbers and quantifiable accomplishments. The single line of information about each company with its revenue numbers definitely draws the attention of the reader.
Mid-level to Seasoned Professional; Multiple Employers
This is a good format choice when you want to include a brief overview of the job responsibilities before the bullet points. It gives more information on the current position than former positions, which is also a good trick for showing professional growth and breadth of responsibility.
Seasoned Professional; Multiple Employers
Telecomm is a highly competitive and always changing industry. This resume shows that Chris is a serious industry player, with multiple Director-level positions before becoming a VP. The use of the word ‘Profile’ here instead of ‘Exectuve Profile’ shows confidence and gives the reader a sense of Chris’ savvy and experience. Note the use of bullet points to list quantifiable accomplishments.
Seasoned Professional; Multiple Employers
We love the format of this resume; it’s crisp and obviously has no ‘fluff’ since all job position text is in bullet points. This is also very clever use of the ‘Profile’ section; Chris has taken advantage of this space to input a lot of key words that a resume robot would be looking for.
Transition - from Self-Employed back to Employee
When making the transition back to the marketplace, do not short change yourself in naming the skills you’ve acquired. Instead of using a traditional bulleted accomplishment section, this format shows off the accomplishments grouped into skill sets showing Chris’ breadth of business knowledge and expertise. Those bulleted skills still need to read as quantifiable accomplishments with lots of numbers and dollar signs. When making a transition away from self-employment of any kind, be certain that you have a strong cover letter accompanying your resume; you must paint a compelling picture of why you want to return to employment.
Mid-level Professional; Single Page Resume
Shows progress through the ranks. The use of lines sectioning off each position is a good way of creating visual interest in a one-paged resume. Note that Chris has titled the bullet point sections ‘Achievements’ which is a great reinforcement word to see repeated on the page.
Seasoned Professional; Single Employer
Here’s an example of ‘working your way to the top’. The use of an ‘executive profile’ is a good way to point this out in appropriate language. Chris has also highlighted sales volume in each position for a real appeal to the ‘bottom line’. This is a very clean and simple presentation, good for Manufacturing and Trade industries.
Experience employers are looking for
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Whether you are just starting out in sales or actively seeking the next step in your sales career, making your sales resume stand out is one of the most important things you can do to get the attention of a prospective employer. We have example sales resumes for those looking for sales jobs at every level, including for candidates who are looking to make the transition from self-employed to employee. You can take these sales resume samples and use them as inspiration for writing your own resume or adapt them directly to fit your needs.
Your resume should communicate certain essential facts about your goals and your past work experience. These facts can help a potential employer decide whether you are a good fit for a particular position. Your resume should also help to establish you as a professional, and as such, you should strive to create a clear, well-written, well-organized document that puts the best parts of you and your experience on display.
Each of our sample sales resumes is optimized to highlight aspects of sales employment that employers are looking for. No matter where you are in your career, it’s a good idea to be as specific as possible when detailing your qualifications, and these sales resumes examples can help you do that. While you certainly do not have to mimic our resume examples exactly, they can help guide you as a base for your own resume. You can see what kinds of information should be included as well as what an employer is expecting to see with each type of resume.
After you have crafted the perfect resume, don’t forget to post it on SalesJobs.com. With thousands of top sales jobs postings, we are the largest sales employment website on the internet, and we have the tools and resources that you need to help you start your career in sales.