Sales Associate Resume Tips

Scoring a job in retail sales offers work that combines your interests and people skills. Build a sales associate resume that shows you care for customers as well as selling products.

Sales Associate Resume Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

Show retail managers you keep customers happy and buying, but still appreciate a well-organized store:

  • Customer service
  • Product knowledge
  • Merchandising
  • Inventory support

Sales Associate Resume Highlights - Success Stories

Modesty won’t get you noticed here – brag about your successes learning new products, helping customers and increasing sales:

  • Quotas and goals
  • Recognition
  • Seasonal promotions

Sales Associate Resume Example

Sales Associate, ApothiCare, Saint Pete Beach, FL
September 2012 - February 2013


  • Retail sales: Greet guests, answer product questions, and convert to sales in specialty skincare and fragrance boutique.
  • Product knowledge: Learn ingredients, variations and updates to multiple men’s and women’s skincare lines. Meet with fragrance designer representatives to understand scents categories and notes.
  • Merchandising: Responsible for seasonal updates to product displays, sample selections, and window design.


  • Focused on gift purchasers to up sell gift-with-purchase products and surpass fragrance sales goals by 20%, November and December 2012.
  • Promoted to lead day-shift associate, January 2013. Duties, in addition to retail sales, included register open, associate scheduling, and task assignments.
  • Created Summer sidewalk sale to clear expiring products in advance of new Holiday products. Utilized creative merchandising and social media to promote clearance sale without additional advertising.

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