The resume content sections below are listed in recommended sequential order. Depending on your level of experience, the order of your resume headings may vary. If accepted as as candidate to Spirited Sales Leaders, our staff will provide a resume writing and revision service to you free of charge.

RESUME HEADING
  • Make sure your email address is professional. Should only be your first and last name, for example, johnjones@yahoo.com
  • Omit URL addresses from heading: Do not list your personal website, if one exists
  • Do not list personal demographic information in the heading, for example, gender, ethnicity, age, weight, etc.
  • Do not include personal photographs


  • PROFILE/SUMMARY
  • Should highlight your strongest qualities, whether these are skills or experiences. Summary should be two to three lines and could include bullet statements. Should summarize the highlights of the resume. Do not use a generic objective statement
  • Do not use personal pronouns anywhere on the resume, including profile statement


  • PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
  • List in reverse Chronological order
  • Include Employer name, Employee title, Employer location, and Date for each employment experience
  • Use bulleted action statements to describe work responsibilities. Do not use -ing verbs. Use past tense verbs if you are no longer in the job
  • Underline, italicize, or bold measurable accomplishments. These are usually quantifiable results that show an increase in sales or percent savings. Try to quantify the bullet statements as much as possible
  • Re-word job responsibilities to display as much job relevance as possible. Wordsmith the resume to demonstrate the following: selling skills/techniques/training, prospecting experience/cold-calling, presentation experience, business to business customer service and sales experience, and maintenance of long-term business relationships
  • Omit unrelated experience that does not demonstrate transferable skills sets
  • Try to only list post-college professional experience, especially if you have been out of college for two or more years


  • HONORS/AWARDS
  • List the name of the honor/award and date earned in reverse chronological order
  • Make sure these are appropriate and professional. Highlights can be accolades from college and/or your professional career.


  • ORGANIZATIONS/AFFILIATIONS
  • List the names of the organizations/affiliations and dates in reverse chronological order. Avoid listing political, religious, or sexually-biased affiliations
  • Items listed should be from college and/or professional career. Avoid “too personal” of information.
  • Depict leadership roles or experiences as part of these organizations


  • RELEVANT SKILLS
  • Relevant skills may sometimes be part of the opening summary/profile section. If you do list them separate, make sure they are relevant to pharmaceutical sales
  • List abbreviated computer skills. You only need to demonstrate the basic technical applications, for example. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc


  • EDUCATION
  • If you have received your Bachelor's degree within the last two years: List education after the Profile/Summary section on the resume. If you are an experienced candidate: List the education section toward the bottom of the resume.
  • The education section should include the University where your degree was earned, location of the University, formal degree program completed, and GPA: ONLY IF YOUR GPA WAS ABOVE 3.0/4.0
  • Do not list high school or transfer information. Only list the college/university where your four-year degree was earned. If you have a Master’s degree, this should be listed before the Bachelor’s degree in reverse chronological order
  • Collegiate scholarships can be listed under the Education section or as part of the Honors/Awards section


  • FINAL TIPS
  • Do not list personal references on your resume
  • Limit your resume to one page





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