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Preparing your resume is an incredibly important part of the job application process. Resumes stand out if they are thorough, unique, and well-crafted. This process may seem overwhelming at times, but we’ve taken a sales manager resume sample and pointed out areas that could be altered or slightly edited. Pay attention to the issues noted to be sure that you avoid these on your own resume. You’ll be sure to succeed in this first step towards your next career.
Only use accomplishment section for noteworthy awards
In this sample resume, the applicant has listed work experience under the accomplishment section. This information should be pertinent to recent jobs. Notice how the applicant’s listed accomplishments have relevant information that could pertain to the experience section: Accomplishments
If the applicant does not have any awards to list, then there doesn’t need to be an accomplishments section at all. Note also how the spacing and formatting of this section is inconsistent from the rest of the resume.
Keep formatting consistent throughout resume
Maintaining consistency throughout your resume is crucial. If sections are not properly spaced, the effect can look jumbled and messy. Employers often do not have much time to carefully read through each resume. Difficulty in reading can be a reason to move on to the next candidate. Note the format of the sample sales manager resume: WRONG: Experience Catering Director May 2011 to CurrentRAM International ? Tacoma, WA
Sales and Operations Manager February 2004 to May 2011Stortini’s Restaurant & Catering ? Puyallup, WA
RIGHT: Experience Catering Director May 2011 to Current RAM International ? Tacoma, WA
Sales and Operations Manager February 2004 to May 2011 Stortini’s Restaurant & Catering ? Puyallup, WA
The experience section should be organized with proper spacing and formatting. Simple changes can greatly improve overall readability.
Education information should be listed in a logical order
The applicant has listed concentrated studies before listing the college. Employers are interested in seeing the college first, and any relevant coursework after. Here is a possible rearrangement of the information: Education Pierce College Lakewood, WA Graduated in 2008 with coursework in Business Administration and Organizational Development Minor changes in information ordering can have significant effects on the flow of your resume. Create a sales manager resume that will stand out from the rest. If you would like your resume to be review in the manner that we have reviewed this sample resume, be sure to check out QuintCareer’s Resume Builder soon and let the experts there help you. An exceptional resume will help you make the best impression possible.