Sales and Business Development Resume Sample

Updated: September 9, 2020

The average job receives hundreds of resumes for a single opening—so it’s up to you to grab the reader’s attention from the start! Review our sales and business development resume sample below for suggested sections, key traits, and general inspiration. Remember that the example below is meant as a guide only. Your resume needs to reflect your value-add for the specific role to which you’re applying. Use a format that speaks to you, and include your unique academic and professional achievements.

To increase your odds of a callback, ensure that your business resume:

  • Highlights your experience managing, supervising, and training employees, as those are key roles fulfilled by entry-level managers. Leadership roles in extracurricular activities count, too.
  • Includes the quantifiable impact of your successes in managerial roles (e.g., “Implemented new client records database, providing sales staff with 24/7 access to client records, which led to a 15% improvement in response time to customer queries”).
  • Identifies management training you completed, including advanced college coursework and acquired certifications (e.g., Six Sigma Green Belt Certified).

Don’t forget to read our accompanying business cover letter sample here.




Somewhere, CO |555.555.5555 |


Outgoing and results-driven business graduate, with dual degree in psychology and business administration. Expertise in training new employees, building long-term internal and external relationships, and resolving customer issues led to 3% increase in sales during first year at previous position.


University of Salina, Salina, KS (May 2019)
BSc, Business Administration and Psychology
Supplemental coursework: business law, business marketing, financial accounting, and entrepreneurship

Shanghai University, Shanghai, China (Jan 2018–May 2018)
Chinese language study abroad


Target, Assistant Manager
Colorado Springs, CO (July 2019–Present)

  • Train new employees in all aspects of job, including sales, inventory management, and customer service, leading to 3% growth for in-store sales over past six months.
  • Assist manager with maintaining payroll records to assure accurate and timely accounting of employee hours.
  • Cultivate strong customer relationships through cheerful, efficient service in high-volume, fast-paced retail environment.

Reading Book Market, Intern
Hays, KS (Jan 2019–May 2019)

  • Provided point of sale support to staff at high-volume discount bookstore.
  • Aided manager in setting weekly schedule for sales associates.
  • Trained new hires in use of new credit card technology and returns.

Kmart, Sales Associate
Salina, KS (Sept 2015–May 2018)

  • Promoted to Senior Sales Associate in May 2016; entrusted to train new hires in point of sale operations, exchanges and inventory management.
  • Aided manager in developing and updating local store’s Facebook page to help market special events and sales.


  • University of Salina Student Association, Vice President, May 2016–May 2018
  • Employee of the Month, Kmart, January 2017–May 2017
  • Proficient in Chinese; conversational ability in Russian