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Sample Sales Manager & General Manager Resumes

Sample sales manager resume and general manager resume written for an executive who wanted the flexibility to apply for multiple positions

This sales manager resume and the general manager resume that follows it are samples illustrate a strategy you can use if you are having trouble narrowing down your career focus.

Immediately upon picking up your resume, the recipient should be clear about the focus. The strategy of writing a “broad” or “general” resume will almost always fail. Don’t be afraid to be specific. There should be absolutely no ambiguity in regards to your focus. It isn’t enough to simply toss out all your qualifications and hope that one will “stick”. Readers tend to be lazy and give your resume only a few seconds at most before making the decision to screen it out or screen it in (for more thorough review). In those few seconds, they need to come away with a clear understanding of your focus (level and type of position you are seeking) and how you would fit and add value within their organization. The focus should be crystal clear from a no more than a glance and every word and element in the body of the resume should support this emphasis.

Resume used to apply for senior sales manager positions:

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Sales Manager Resume Sample Page 1

Sales Manager Resume Sample Page 2

Same person as above; used to apply for COO and GM positions:

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General Manager Resume Sample Page 1

General Manager Resume Sample Page 2

General Manager Resume Sample Page 3

Sales Manager Resume & General Manager Resume: A Lesson In Focus

If you review the above examples carefully, you will see how the focus of each was subtly shifted to emphasize the most important qualifications for each objective. The sales manager resume showcases revenue growth, profit growth, customer base growth, and similar metrics.

On the other hand, while the overall data is the same, the general manager resume focuses more on leadership skills and core management skills, and the accomplishments that prove them both.

These sample multiple objectives resumes are just an example to show the quality and style of our professional resume writing services. Every document we write is different and the resume that we write for you will be customized and personalized to your needs and to the market you are targeting. Distinctive Documents provides our clients a full range of professional writing services to meet all job search needs. If you are a past client (we’ve already written your resume), you can place an order to have your resume updated by clicking here. If you are a new client and would like more information about our professional resume writing services, click here.

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