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Sales Executive Resume

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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Study shows that recruiters take just 6 seconds to make the initial 'Yes/No' decision based on your resume.

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