This example sales manager resume shows a creative technique to create eye appeal in your resume, helping you get attention in even the most crowded markets. If you are in any type of sales position – a sales representative, sales engineer, sales associate, sales manager, account manager – or another position in which your results can be expressed by numbers, see if there may be ways for you to include a chart or graph in your resume.
Including chart or graph in your sales manager resume makes your selling points pop and make the quantified results easy to read. This example sales manager resume uses a graph on the first page to illustrate year after year revenue, profit, and market share gains.
Similar formatting is used on both the first and second page to showcase the job seeker’s many sales awards. This example also shows one way that you might handle it if you have worked at the same company twice, during different time periods.
To use a technique like this in your own sales resume, try listing sales results out by year or month (depending on how long you have worked for the company). During your tenure have sales increased? Have customer accounts increased? Have profit margins increased? Has there been improvements in other key performance indicators? If so, you have the material for a powerful chart or graph in your own sales resume.
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An update for 2022: It is important to know that while the content in this example resume remains as relevant as always, it was actually written for one of our clients more than 15 years ago. By today’s modern standards, the table in this resume is not ATS-friendly. Unless you fully understand ATS standards, you should not include a table like this one in your resume. If you wanted to use a table like this in your resume, there are ATS workarounds that a professional resume writer can help with. For example, a resume writer might create a table then take a screenshot and turn it into a graphic for your resume. Graphics are “ignored” in an ATS and are therefore considered ATS compatible.