How to Write a Sales Manager Resume

If you are ready to land the dream job you've always wanted, then you're going to need to write a good résumé. This is especially true if you are trying to write a sales manager resume. Something to keep in mind as much as possible is the fact that a sales resume is going to be an entirely different monster from your standard resume.

Something to consider about this resume is the fact that you are going to need to sell yourself. You are getting into a field where you will need to convince people every single day to buy your products, and I you can't do this in the interview, you might want to consider a different job. Before you write your resume, it would be best to figure out who you are and what you want.

In addition to that, you will need to list any sales experience that you have had, as well as any education that you've undergone. For instance if you have gone to any accredited institutions or taken special sales classes, then it would definitely be a good idea to list this on your resume.  These are all good things to put down, but as you've probably guessed, it all comes back to the formatting.

Formatting is what will get your resume noticed, and that being the case, you need to think about how you can make the resume look professional without going overboard. In other words, you want it to catch their eye, but you don't want it to go straight to the trash like so many other resumes before it.

It wouldn't hurt to add a border to your resume because it will make the information appear organized. You should take care to not make the border too thick of course, and you will need to make sure all of your information is properly spaced and does not look out of place when you near the completion of your resume.

The thing about borders is that the give a sense if finality to the resume, and with that being the case you won't want to let the resume go on for more than one page unless you have a full page of references. In addition to that it would be best to put your name, address, and phone number at the top, keeping it either centered or justified to the left or the right. You also need to make sure that it is clear and readable for the employer in the event that he or she wants to contact you right away.

Writing a sales resume isn't easy, but it can be done. The one thing to remember here is that if you cannot write the resume, you probably wouldn't be good for the job anyway. With that in mind, get to writing, and good luck with your dream job.


Gail Esparan