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Sales executives are responsible for promoting the firm's products and services, while at the same time ensuring that profits for the firm are maximized.

Their work may include:

  • Meeting potential clients
  • Visiting sales centers
  • Attending exhibitions and trade fairs
  • Reviewing sales performance

Any degree subject is acceptable, although relevant qualifications are preferred for some positions, particularly within medical or technical sales.

Sales Resume Tips

  • Include specific information like your sales figures or percentage increase in sales. Avoid using vague statements like 'Consistently beat all targets'.
  • List annual quotas met or exceeded, and size & type of accounts.
  • Specifically highlight if you turned around any particular client account whose sales were stagnant or on a downward spiral.
  • Mention if you were a part of a new product development initiative or its launch.
  • Highlight instances where you were able to successfully resolve all client objections and make a big win for your employer.
  • Include your awards & recognitions.
  • Include information about any sales training programs attended by you.

John Doe

Sales Executive (Manager of Sales)

Phone: 743-873-7393
Address: 14 Tottenham Court Road,
London, England - W1T 1JY

Seeking managerial position in Sales & Marketing/Business Development with a growth oriented organization in the software industry, preferably in London.


Progressive Technologies Inc.

Sales Executive

July 2012 to Present
  • Increased territory sales from less than $4 million to $8.2 million within two years, exceeding quota by 12% in 2013 and 15% in 2014.
  • Ranked as #1 sales manager (out of 12) in 2013 and 2014.
  • Fostered a robust, sustainable network of buyers from London to Cardiff, leveraging strong listening, presentation and closing skills to optimize sales results despite previously dominant competitor advantage.
  • Sold and marketed multimedia, computer-based training, graphics and 3-D design, photoimaging, sound editing, and web page development tools to key Fortune 500 and 1000 accounts.

Niche Software Ltd.

Junior Sales Executive

January 2010 to June 2012
  • Managed daily operations of the IT service department generating $12.5 million annually. Provided floor sales leadership and supervised eight associates. Rapidly promoted from initial junior sales executive position.

  • Tracked sales using relevant software to provide accurate reports and monitored competitor activities closely to identify any business threats
  • Gathered customer satisfaction surveys and regularly updated contact database
  • Contributed to identifying upcoming product opportunities – supported product development to develop new products


University of Arizona

MBA, Master's in Business Administration (GPA: 3.8)

2009 to 2010
  • Graduated summa cum laude
  • Won the "Next Gen Entrepreneur Award" for a sales and marketing plan development for a software start-up

St Joseph University

Bachelor of Arts in English (GPA:3.87)

2006 to 2009
  • Awarded the President's Honour for Creative Column Writing

Other Credentials

Professional Development:

  • Dale Carnegie Sales Training
  • Leadership Through Quality
  • Account Management-Selling System
  • WIN Sales and Marketing Programs, New York
  • Certification Program in Sales Management (CPSM)
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