Your sales resume is your personal marketing sheet that is supposed to be an extension of you and to help market your skills and abilities to the hiring sales manager. I have reviewed thousands of candidate's sales resumes and the ones that make it through, are error free and relevant to the skills and background I am looking for.
SALES RESUME TIPS: CHECK FOR ERRORS
I have seen many resumes that contain simple mistakes that usually cost the candidate from getting a call for a sales phone interview. When there are errors on your sales resume, it sends the wrong message to the hiring sales manager. Your sales resume should make sense, be relevant to the sales job opportunity and free of error. Do a spell check, review and re-review your sales resume. Another great idea is to have other set of eyes to review your sales resume for errors and suggestions.
Just recently, I had a candidate come my way by way of referral. The resume had an error in the objective and right away, I had a negative perception of the candidate. If it wasn't for the personal referral, I would have trashed the candidate's sales resume. Lucky for the candidate, the referral insisted that I interview the person. Turned out the person was a high potential candidate but could have lost out on getting the call to interview because of a simple error that could and should have been corrected.
SALES RESUME TIPS: SEND ONLY YOUR BEST RESUME
Your sales resume is a very important tool in your sales job search, and it could mean the difference of receiving multiple calls for interviews or having nobody contacting you. The one simple thing you can do is to ensure that your sales resume is free of errors. Sounds simple, but I have seen six figure sales candidate's resumes with errors. Leave a great impression before you even meet the hiring sales manager and show that you are serious and professional by delivering an error free sales resume.