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  • BY AMANDA GAN
  • THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 2021

 

So you know you’re good at sales, but how do you prove it through your resume?

Generic statements like “top performing sales person” , “high achiever” or “exceeded my sales target” are frequently used and are just a bit “meh”!
Not everyone can say they took out the company’s top sales gong, however there are ways you can demonstrate your impact on a business by quantifying your successes and putting them into context.

𝗛𝗲𝗿𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲 𝘀𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗲𝘅𝗮𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘀:

🔹 Instead of “Top performing sales person”, try “I was ranked number one sales rep in Australia out of 7 reps nationally in 2018 and 2019”

🔹 Instead of “I’m a high achiever”, try “I took an underperforming territory from ranking 10th place nationally to 2nd place in my first 18 months”

🔹 Instead of “I exceeded my sales targets”, try “For the 18/19 FY I achieved 117% to target outperforming 6 other reps, who averaged 105% to target”

👉 TOP TIP – For an impactful resume, try listing your significant achievements on your first page.

Of course once you land the interview you’ll need to back up these claims with specific examples of how you did it! 😁

You may find the following articles useful:

Why your sales achievements are important

How to prove you can sell without sales experience

Three easy ways to fine tune your resume

How to prove you are great at sales

 

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