While degrees are helpful, not everyone has them. If you don't have a degree but want to get an entry-level sales job, you need to refocus your resume and cover letter to prioritize your skills and work experience over education. First, you need to gain experience. Take on freelance or contract work to build your job history. Often these types of positions do not require degrees and can add valuable experience to your resume
. Additionally, more career experience bolsters your skill sets. Even if your experience lies in another field, many skills are transferable to sales, such as self-motivation, multitasking and organization. To help you draft your resume, take a look at this entry-level sales representative sample resume
. Notice how the author includes a degree-in-progress. If you currently don't hold a degree but are pursuing one, include in the education section of your resume along with the expected graduation date. Unless the position requires a degree, you should always apply even if you don't hold one. If you have hirable skills previous work experience, an effective resume and cover letter, you can capture the attention of employers.