What should a resume for applying for a sales associate be?

Question by equineriderfourlife: What should a resume for applying for a sales associate be?
Ive never worked in the field but i really want to and am looking into a job tomorrow on it and need a resume, what should I put on it?

I have only done acting/performing ones.
Please help.

Best answer:

Answer by boschyb
This is a good example but obviously it will be different since you don’t have the same level of experience. Point is to highlight what you do have to offer in a professional manner- show that transferable skills! Good Luck!




Motivated sales and management professional with a solid record of experience and achievements that include market sales and profit. Sales experience is supported by earning #1 sales volume rankings; numerous performance awards; generating continuous annual revenue growth. Proven ability to establish rapport with all levels of professionals and individuals, conduct presentations that differentiate products and services from the competition, and retain long-term clients.

Professional Skills

Sales Training
Account Generation

Team Motivation
Strategic Thinking

Interpersonal Skills


B.S., Exercise Science and Health Education: Sports Medicine, Radford University, Radford, VA. 2003
National Deans List Fall and Spring 2003

Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA. Major: Biology. 1999-2001


American HomePatient, City Date
General / Branch Manager- Premier Club Member
•Opened the Ft. Lauderdale branch in June 2008 and doubled revenue every month since inception
•Developed marketing plans, secured vendor relationships, and hired sales team
•Established relationships with key referral sources in all markets in order to increase market share
•Responsible for P&L, labor and sales efforts, cost control, and inventory
•Directed all sales efforts and training and development resulting in profitable market growth
•Recognized as a top branch in the Southeast for profitability, efficiency, and revenue

Account Executive 11/04- 9/05
•Responsible for creating new referral sources to increase revenue
•Exceeded all goals and thresholds set for 2005 Quarter 1 and Quarter 2
•Recognized in the top 10 Account Executives Q1, Q2, and Q3 2005

Company name, city 01/04-10/04
Sales Manager
•Managed the sales team including: territory development, sales goals and market analysis
•Responsible for all internal operations including marketing/ promotions and financials

Outback Steakhouse, city Date
•Key member of a volunteer team tasked with promoting and planning marketing events and functions.
•Employed selling techniques to increase overall sales volume
•Responsible for providing a high level of customer satisfaction

Lake Pulmonary Sleep Disorder Clinic, city date
Assisted Polysomnographer with patient study including titrating patients and scoring

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