Step 1: Writing Your Summary Statement
You can craft your statement in either sentence style or bullet point format. However, keep it to no more than three bullets or sentences and incorporate the following details:
• Include your job title.
• List two to three of your top skills.
• Add relevant traits or expertise.
Use the account executive resume template for Word to create an interesting summary. Here a few examples of well-written summary statements.
Results-oriented account executive focused on maximizing sales by systematically and logically managing clients. Committed to consistency with a dedication to building successful business partnerships. Exceptional negotiation and time management skills.
Innovative and self-motivated account executive who thrives in both cooperative and independent work environments. Effective multitasker able to see multiple account projects through to completion with complete accuracy and cost-effectiveness.
Innovative account executive with stellar revenue generation and customer service record. Adept at communicating complex financial data and advertising concepts to clients and colleagues in a clear and straightforward way.
• Over seven years’ experience as account executive
• Innovative and results-driven
• Proficient in a variety of computer applications
Step 2: Writing Your Skills Section
• List important and relevant skills first.
• This section should be general; details should be covered in the summary and work history sections.
• Add between six and eight skills that are directly relevant to the job description.
Check out these top skills required for account executive positions. Consider including those most relevant to your experience:
• Superior product placement, advertising procedures, and development
• Proven sales track record with excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Upselling and consultative marketing talents
• Strategic account development with working knowledge of industry regulations
• Persuasive, driven, and resourceful
• Creative, self-motivated thinker with an ability to multitask
• Able to identify new prospects
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Step 3: Writing Your Work History Section
• When describing achievements, use action verbs.
• Include company, location, duration, and job title.
• List five to eight bullets for each past job.
• Add metrics for specificity.
• Borrow keywords, language, and phrases from the posting.
Follow these examples of items in an account executive work history section to write your own:
• Ranked in top 10 percent of 485 representatives in the Pacific Northwest sales region.
• Delivered exceptional account customer service to strengthen customer loyalty and surpass quotas by 25 percent.
• Trained sales teams on educational product presentations for special events, seminars, and training.
• Consistently secured new accounts resulting in a 20 percent increase in revenue and productivity in one year.
Step 4: Writing Your Education Section
• List academic degrees in reverse chronological order with newest first.
• Add relevant certificates, seminars, and training.
• Unless you are a recent graduate, don’t include your GPA.
Follow these account executive education examples.
Bachelor of Arts, Business Management Ð 2015
University of California, San Francisco Ð San Francisco, CA
Courses included: Introduction to accounting, marketing principles, and business ethics
Certification: Certified Strategic Account Manager Ð 2015
Strategic Account Management Association Ð Chicago, IL
Master of Business Administration Ð 2015
Boston College Ð Boston, MA
Courses included: Strategic management, principles of accounting, and management and organization theory
Seminar: Association of National Account Executives Ð 2015
National Account Executives Ð Atlanta, GA
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