A good Sales resume is result-oriented. So emphasize on your contribution and achievements. Create a Career Summary section highlighting your sales capabilities and value to potential employers. Also include your area of expertise and industry knowledge.
In the Experience Section of your sales resume, show a track record of sales achievements. Highlight your responsibilities like territory, budget, supervisory responsibilities etc. with a list of your top achievements.
Remember that most of the companies consider their sales strategies and actual performance as confidential information. Be sure not to include any information that would compromise your current or past employers’ confidential information.
- Your contribution to benefit the company from your sales expertise
- Specify your sales figures (amount or a percentage increase)
- How well have you met your quota or other sales expectations
- Any awards or honors earned
- Salvage of any accounts that were previously languishing
Make sure that you include some of the following keywords in your resume for sales jobs:
Sales representative, sales professional, district sales manager, regional sales manager, communication skills, VP of sales, accounts executive, accounts manager, customer service, customer relations, client relations, sales executive, sales engineer, director of sales, sales support manager, territory sales representative, territory manager, channel sales manager, manufacturer representative, technical sales, medical sales representative, pharmaceutical sales, e-business sales manager, investment representative, IT sales solution selling, relationship building, relationship selling, relationship sales, consultative sales, product marketing, negotiating and closing, channel sales, new business development, sales presentations, outside sales, sales expansion etc.