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When making your own executive sales representative resume, you might have some trouble trying to decide what you need to add to your resume and what you dont need. Use this executive sales representative resume sample to build your own.
Sell Your Resume First
You need to make sure that the hiring manager reads your entire resume. The professional summary will sell your resume. With hundreds of resumes on the managers desk, you need your professional summary to truly shine. The professional summary on this sample resume is magnificent. Its short and sweet, yet it speaks to the manager and lets him or her know what the applicant can do. It starts with the applicants title, which is extremely important: Top-performing sales professional. When the manager goes back to look for the resume, that title will be remembered. The only thing that could be done differently is that you should add your years of experience too. Top-performing sales professional with 16 years of experience has the entrepreneurial vision…. sounds even better. Remember to start with the title, add years of experience, and keep it short and sweet, but with key facts about what you can do.
You need to make sure that you format your resume properly. This sample resume is formatted almost perfectly. It uses bullet points for all of the information listed, which makes the information easy to read and easy to find later. While the headings of the different sections in this resume are larger and bolded, they still become slightly hard to differentiate later in the resume, especially in the work history section. Underlining the headings makes them even easier to read. Another way to make them stand out more is to center them. If you dont like them underlined, you can add a boarder on each side. Instead of: Work History Executive Sales Representative, 02/2010 to 06/2013 Pure Bred Breeders LLC Cooper City, FL Try: Work History Executive Sales Representative, 02/2010 to 06/2013 Pure Bred Breeders LLC Cooper City, FL Or: Work History Executive Sales Representative, 02/2010 to 06/2013 Pure Bred Breeders LLC Cooper City, FL Another formatting issue is the colors toward the bottom of the resume. Under the last employment in the work history section, some words are in blue on the last line. Its not necessary to change text colors. In fact, it comes off as unprofessional and distracting. The words in blue are also inside brackets. Here is how it should look. Wrong:
Gaps in Employment
This sample resume has a gap in employment from September of 2009 until February 2010. When you have significant gaps in employment, the hiring manager is going to wonder what you were doing for five months. The manager might even think that you had a job that you didnt want to put down because you were fired. Make sure if you have something to fill the gap, you list it on your resume. Other than the couple small formatting issues and the gap in employment, this is a great sample resume. It gives a great amount of information without adding too much to the resume. The sections are in the proper order and it is easy to read. Its a great resume to use to get ideas for your own. You can build your own executive sales representative resume at LiveCareer.