Sales Representative Resume Tips

Cold-calling leaves some people cold, but not you. Score your next sales job with a resume that focuses on your dedication to this career.

Sales Representative Highlights - Skills and Responsibilities

Your skills should indicate your knowledge of the sales cycle:

  • Sales specialty
  • Account acquisition
  • Customer support
  • Presentations

Sales Representative Resume Highlights - Success Stories

Show how you’ve moved accounts from prospect to profit:

  • Account growth
  • Goals and outcomes
  • Professional networking

Sales Representative Resume Example

Sales Representative, Kodiak Controls, Davenport, IA
December 2012 - Present


  • Outside sales: Provide sales representation to new and existing accounts in industrial controls manufacturer. Responsible for thorough knowledge of product applications; sales cycle from lead prospecting through close; and achieving target goals.
  • Account development: Leverage professional network and market research to develop qualified leads into strong customer base. Continue to advance each relationship to maximize revenue potential and leverage referrals.
  • Presentations: Research and develop compelling presentations catered to each individual account and its product needs. Present as individual or team, and loop back to account contact with advance.


  • Strong track record of customer base growth. Acquired eight new top tier accounts in first year, increasing personal client list by 100%.
  • Set accounts revenue increase goal of 50% in first year. Achieved 150% increase between existing and new accounts.
  • Active participant in local business networks, including roles on the Davenport Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Manufacturing Committee.

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