Sales associate resume sample

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Sales associate resume sample

Sales associate resume

If you're looking for the top sales associate jobs, your resume should be primed to sell your skills, says resume expert Kim Isaacs. After all, you’ve got what employers want. To help you close the deal and get a job offer, view the sample resume for a sales associate that Isaacs created below, or download the sales associate resume template in Word. 

Jobs for sales associates are projected to grow by 5% (or 94,100 jobs) from 2016 through 2026, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). You'll find the highest level of employment for this job in the following states: CaliforniaTexasFloridaNew York, and Illinois; and in the following metropolitan areas: New York CityChicagoLos AngelesAtlanta, and Houston.

As a sales associate, you can expect to earn a median wage of $60,340 per year, or $29.01 per hour, according to the BLS.

Additionally, you can search for sales associate jobs on Monster.


Sales associate resume template


Susan Freeman
Sometown, WA 55555 | 555-555-5555 | | LinkedIn URL

Software Sales Specialist: Rapid Territory Growth

Experience selling education solutions to C-level buyers • Quota-surpassing sales results year-over-year

  • Software sales “hunter” recognized for developing and executing on account plans to drive deals forward and deliver maximum revenue potential.
  • Trusted customer advisor; strive to uncover business requirements to recommend and effectively sell value-based software solutions.
  • Process-based sales leader; design and implement sales strategies and manage all phases of the sales cycle, from prospecting and qualifying leads to building relationships and closing large-dollar deals.

Sales Skills

Enterprise Solution Sales

B2B & B2C Sales

Lead & Referral Generation

Customer Relations

Account & Territory Management

Client Acquisition & Retention

Professional Presentations

Contract Negotiations

Professional Experience

ABC COMPANY — Sometown, WA • Sales Representative, 2012 to Present

Grow revenues within 12-state region through sales of company’s proprietary campus management and school administration software to educational institutions.

Met or exceeded $1M monthly quota throughout tenure

  • Achieved 145% over personal production goal and 115% over team production goal in 2016.
  • Generated $17.5M in sales in 2016, winning honor as company’s #1 outside sales producer.
  • Added a total of 175 new accounts while expanding business from existing accounts.
  • Ranked in the top 5 among 150 inside and outside sales reps every month of tenure.
  • Inducted into President’s Round Table for record-breaking sales performance.

DEF COMPANY — Sometown, WA • Strategic Account Manager, 2007 to 2012

Expanded customer base through phone, online and in-person sales presentations to manufacturing industry customers. Qualified leads, performed demos and trained users.

Sold solutions requiring long sales cycles, product implementation, integration and user support

  • Surpassed monthly quota by an average of 136%.
  • Negotiated and closed 7-figure deals that had complex terms and price points.
  • Boosted sales an additional 5% in 2012 by incorporating distributors into sales strategies; this approach was adopted companywide.

Early Career: Held administrative and retail sales roles at GHI Co, JKL Co and MNI Co.


SOMETOWN college | Major in Business Management
Completed 45/60 credits toward AAS degree | Worked full-time concurrent with college


Sales job next steps

You know the importance of a solid presentation in order to close a deal. Well, your sales associate resume is your unofficial presentation for a job search. Not sure it's selling your skills as best as it could? Get a free resume evaluation today from the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service. You'll get detailed feedback in two business days, including a review of your resume's appearance and content, and a prediction of a recruiter's first impression. It's a quick and easy way to help you put your best foot forward on the way to a great new job.