Writing a resume for an entry level position in sales arena is rarely considered fun, but a good resume is very important for successful job seeking. So you have to think of it in terms of something that you like doing – rather creating.
Resume creation is a process that is nothing less than an art. Entry level resumes need even more effort than their “experienced” counterparts. With an entry level resume, it is important to maximize the all-important “first impression”. And that is the reason an entry level resume may actually take up more time than one in which experience is a close friend.
Entry level resumes usually begin with an objective however, you can replace the objective with a summary of qualifications. While experience is not the core of an entry level resume, if you have had any experience such as volunteering or summer jobs, it is important to mention them. If a prospective employer knows that you have worked in a professional setting before, he will be inclined towards you and may choose to hire you over other candidates who will need to be introduced to a corporate culture.
What does an entry level resume look like? Here is a sample for an entry level sales associate position:
54 Spencer Loop ● Apple Springs, TX 44739 ● (000) 900-1199 ● ianthorpe @ email . com
PROFILE: Energetic sales professional with a bachelor’s degree in sales and hands-on internship experience. Thorough understanding of sales policies, customer account management and modern customer service techniques. Well-versed in making meaningful connections with prospective customers in a bid to convert them into actual customers.
• Extensive knowhow of inspiring customers to purchase products and creating a lasting, positive impression on them by celebrating the purchase
• Particularly effective in handling product demonstrations and promotional events and sales
• Familiar with upselling activities and handling loss prevention duties
CORE SALES SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE
|• Reasoning||• Communication||• Customer interaction|
|• Suggestive selling||• Complaint handling||• POS|
|• Merchandising||• Sales plans||• Product display|
Bachelor’s Degree in Sales – Texas Business School – 2008
Big 5 Sporting Goods, Apple Springs, TX | Summer 2014
• Greeted customers and inquired into their purpose of visit
• Provided customers with information on available products and current promotional offers
• Assisted customers in finding their choice of product and demonstrated product features
• Provided information regarding product pricing and warranty
• Walked customers through payment procedures and packed purchased goods
• Arranged for deliveries to be made to customers’ houses / offices
• Assisted in transporting purchased goods to vehicles
STRONG REFERENCES available on request