We are all proud of our accomplishments. And you should be, especially your sales accomplishments. Doing great work should be celebrated. It should also be a key component of your…
We are all proud of our accomplishments. And you should be, especially your sales accomplishments. Doing great work should be celebrated. It should also be a key component of your resume.
When sales recruiters and hiring managers look at your resume, you have a very short time to impress them. What are they looking for? They want to see what you’ve accomplished thus far in your career. So, tell them, and make your sales accomplishments stand out on your resume.
We’ve put together 3 best ways to make your sales accomplishments stand out on your resume:
Less is more. Many sales professionals, in an attempt to shorten their resume to a page or two, cram in as much information as possible. You may think you are helping hiring managers and sales recruiters by giving them as much information as possible. You may actually be doing the opposite. Cramming information is not advisable for a number of reasons:
Omit information that is not relevant or can be assumed. For example, do you really need to list that you have experience with Microsoft Word? Probably not.
Salespeople love numbers. They also love top performers. When listing accomplishments on your resume, make sure to use numbers whenever possible. Numbers provide greater context for the accomplishment.
Too many people focus on duties and descriptions of their job. While some of this information is important, sales companies really want to know what you’ve accomplished. So, make your sales accomplishments the focus of your resume.
Here is how you can do this:
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Rhys is a tenacious, top performing Senior Sales Recruiter with 11+ years of focused experience in the Digital Media, Mobile, Software, Technology and B2B verticals. He has a successful track record of headhunting top performing sales candidates for some of the most exciting brands in North America. He is a Certified Recruitment Specialist (CRS) and has expert experience in prospecting new business, client retention/renewals and managing top performing sales and recruitment teams. Rhys enjoys spending quality time with his wife, son, and two daughters, BBQing on a hot summer day, tropical vacations and cottaging.