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If you have to write a resume, you probably realize that it is really important to make sure that it is professional looking and full of pertinent information. Knowing how to do that is a whole other thing. Thankfully, there is a route sales representative resume sample that has been reviewed by resume writing experts that you can use to learn about common pitfalls and how to avoid them when you write your own resume. ? Be informative, yet concise ? One important aspect of a resume is that it inform the hiring manager of your experiences, skills and personality traits that would make you a good fit for the position. You also have to make sure that you don’t give too much information. You have to concisely inform. Experts suggest that your summary section be four to six sentences to ensure that you give enough information in a concise way. BEFORE: Strong background in logistics and sales. Strong face to face skills and deal closer. Highly motivated, ambitious, and optimistic. Charismatic business professional successful at managing business ventures and profit positions. Effectively guides new products and services from concept to market acceptance. Business development professional successful at acquiring, expanding and managing key corporate accounts. Motivated sales professional with 5+ years sales representative experience. Natural leader. AFTER: Motivated sales professional with over 5 years of experience. Know how to be a good face to face closer thanks to background in logistics and sales. Highly motivated, natural leader with ambition and optimism. Charismatic business professional successful at managing business ventures and profit positions. Able to effectively guide new products and services from concept to market acceptance. Looking forward to continuing to acquire, expand and manage key corporate accounts. The new section is one paragraph condensed to fit the suggested sentence limit that highlights all of the necessary information about the applicant. ? Beware repetition ? Because you want to strive to be so concise when writing your resume, you also want to make sure not to be to repetitive. In the route sales representative resume sample, the applicant’s highlights section frequently mentions communication skills. AFTER:
The new section takes out some of the repetition related to the communication skills. Remember, experts suggest that you use the table tool when building your skills section. They also suggest that each column have three to eight points in it. ? Make it readable ? No matter how much information you pack into your resume, it won’t matter unless the resume is readable. You can ensure that your resume is clear by using bullets and the table tool appropriately. The sample resume’s experience section is not as legible as it could be because the applicant did not use bullets. AFTER: Route Sales Representative June 2007 to Current Frito-Lay St, Louis, MO
Operations June 2006 to June 2007 U.S. Foodservice St. Louis, MO
With the bullets used, the section is now much easier to read. It’s important to remember that experts also suggest that you go back 15 to 20 years with your experience and that each point have five to eight points beneath them. ? Use tools ? Now that you know a few common mistakes and how to avoid them, it is time to get started writing your own standout resume. Make sure to use QuintCareer’s Resume Builder to ensure that your resume is as good as it can be.