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As a contractor sales manager, you have a lot of competition when applying for a new job. Having a lot of experience isnt all that it takes. You could be going against dozens or even hundreds of other people who have just as much, if not more experience than you do. You need to make sure that your resume shines so your potential employers dont want to turn you away. Here are some tips on the sample contractor sales manager resume and how to make yours stand out.
List All Your Experience
From the time that you finish college until the day that you are turning in your resume, you should have all of your experience documented. If you have gaps in experience, your employers are going to think that you are happy quitting your job and not working for long periods of time. If you dont list work, theyll have to assume that you arent working. The professional summary in this sample resume states that the applicant has 27 years of experience. The education shows that he graduated in 1982, however, there is only one job listed that starts in 2004. While its good to have a job listed that lasted for 11 years, the employer is still going to wonder what the applicant was doing from 1982 until 2004. Make sure that you list everything from college until present. If you didnt go to college, you want to list at least 7-10 years of experience with no gaps. You can list more, but make sure your resume doesnt end up more than two pages long.
List Awards Separately
If you have won awards pertaining to your career, putting them in a separate Awards section will highlight your awards for potential employers instead of allowing them to become overshadowed. In this sample article, the applicant has an accomplishments section, which is better than adding them to the highlights, but an awards section would be even better. Here is a good example. Wrong Accomplishments
As you can see, the accomplishments section has been completely removed. This is because many of the accomplishments were listed under the work experience. When you write a resume, you dont want to repeat yourself. It frustrates potential employers to read the same information over and over again.
Of course, when you write your resume, you want everything to be formatted properly. Under the education, at first glance, the business degree is completely looked over. The formatting is confusing because it says High School Diploma: Business. Diplomas are general education, so if it is a business degree, it should be listed below next to the college with the type of degree obtained. Here is an example. Wrong High School Diploma: Business-1982 Miami Dade Community College-Miami, Florida, United States
Right High School Diploma-1982 – Miami, Florida, United States Miami Dade Community College-[Year] – Miami, Florida, United States [Degree information]
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