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Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Sales Professional

Sample Resume for an Entry-Level Sales Professional

Starting a career in sales? Make sure your resume conveys your key competencies and motivation to succeed. For inspiration, view the sample resume below, and download the entry-level sales professional resume template in Word. And if you need more help, let the experts at Monster's Resume Writing Service create a high-impact resume for you that will impress employers.

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Entry-Level Sales Professional resume template

Marcy Simms
Sometown, FL 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | LinkedIn URL |

Entry-Level Sales / Business Development Professional

Honors student at ABC College’s communications program — highly motivated to launch professional sales career. Excellent interpersonal, communication and relationship-building skills. Listen attentively, communicate persuasively and follow through diligently.


  • Customer Acquisition
  • New Business Generation
  • PowerPoint Presentations
  • Public Speaking
  • Complaint Handling
  • Consultative Sales
  • Sales Reports & Correspondence
  • Inventory Management
  • POS Systems


BA in Communications (in-progress), GPA: 3.75

  • Awards & Honors: Student Achievement Scholarship; Communications Honor Society; Frederick McMillan Award for Academic Excellence
  • Volunteerism: Save the Children; Tutor, Miami Family Shelter; Crisis Line Staff, Women’s Center

Work Experience (concurrent with college studies)

Bartender, 2015 to Present — ABC RESTAURANT AND LOUNGE, Sometown, FL

Handle the setup, service and daily operations of bar serving an international clientele, tourists and business travelers. Enter orders into POS system; prepare daily sales reports for management; complete monthly inventory; and perform heavy cash-handling and reconciliation functions.


  • Earned commendations for exemplary service delivery (average of 100 guests per shift). Singled out on comment cards for “going above and beyond” and “providing outstanding service and attention to guests.”
  • Established positive rapport with customers, upsold products and built a loyal clientele.
  • Selected and streamlined bar products based on analysis of consumption and sales, resulting in superior inventory and selection for guests.
  • Developed floor plans for auxiliary bars used for large private parties. Outcomes included faster service, improved efficiency and enhanced guest satisfaction.

Server / Bartender, 2014 to 2015 — DEF HOTEL, Sometown, FL

Served food and beverages at a luxury, historic hotel. Anticipated and met guests’ needs while working efficiently in a fast-paced environment.


  • Achieved the highest per-night sales averages (out of 10+ servers) by upselling orders and suggesting add-ons/extras to meals.
  • Proved the ability to multitask, handle crowds of up to 350 people, resolve customer issues and excel within a demanding, high-volume setting.

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