Outside Sales Resume Templates

Sales Resume Templates

Write a Sales Resume that will get you Noticed

To begin, make a decision to discard any former knowledge learned about the “rules” of resume writing. People commonly become stuck in “bad” writing habits from a time gone by. It is almost a certainty that since you last wrote your resume, much has been learned and even more has been changed – especially as it relates to writing an effective medical sales resume. This is as it should be, for everyday, very creative people are adding to the resume writing arsenal. This section of the e-book is chock full of the most recent and cutting-edge resume writing techniques, culled from writing professionals and employment experts in the sales and marketing arena.

For years, we have been told that to be most effective, a resume should be only one page. In medical sales, this is a good rule of thumb. Rarely should your resume need to go more than a 1-2 pages. Aside from the most essential and key elements, a resume should reflect the personality and need of the medical sales company you are applying to and not be some cookie cutter rendition of what is “acceptable and expected.”

A standard in resumes have changed dramatically, but, only so far as the sales jobseeker has the creative expression and know-how to pull it off! Therein lies the difference. Everyday, sales managers read all of the standard resumes. They are required to go through each and every one! But, which one will catch their eye? Formatting in resumes has expanded, too. When you consider that your resume will be your own, personalized form of marketing yourself -- this lends itself to all manner of unique communication and expression. We have included several industry preferred resume templates that will be a great benchmark and template to use when constructing your resume. The main thing to remember in a sales oriented resume is to quantify your sales results and accomplishments. If you moved your territory from 1 million per year to 1.5 million per year in year two, think of how many ways you can slice that number on your resume. For example, you grew the territory 50% or grew territory by $500,000 in one year from the previous year. There are many ways to skin a cat. The main thing is to quantify everything in your resume so that it stands out from the crowd. You would be amazed at how many people fail to do this in their resume. That one tip alone is worth 10 times what you paid for this e-book. If you moved your territory from last place to the lower 3rd to the top 1/3rd, let that be known. In many cases, manager likes this movement more than someone who moved their territory from the top 10% to the top 5%. I think you get the point! Always remember to quantify your results.

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