Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Achieved ___% of quota for sales in ___ (year).
Achieved a ___% sales increase within targeted accounts through strong customer relations and the development/implementation of effective sales and marketing initiatives.
Acknowledged for lowest ratio of cancelled contracts within the state attributed to high levels of customer service.
Annually exceeded $___ million sales quota.
Assisted in several new store openings.
Assisted store manager in merchandising and store layout to feature new items and best sellers.
Built strong business relations directly with healthcare workers to better understand customer needs.
Closed $___ million sale for major Fortune 100 client.
Collaborated with supplies distributor to achieve the __________ (ranking) highest market share in the nation.
Consistently achieved highest Customer Service Index rating from Nissan Corporation.
Consistently meeting and exceeding monthly quota of $___.
Consistently met and exceeded sales goals and product quotas.
Coordinated marketing campaigns and special events.
Created brochures and catalogs to advertise products at trade shows and tourist sites.
Created business plan to stabilize revenues, identify, and implement cost-cutting measures.
Created window displays to attract customers to the store.
Currently ___% ahead of last year's sales year-to-date.
Delivered $___ in annual gross sales (ranked in top ___ within branch office).
Delivered a ___% increase in account referrals. Maintained a high conversion rate based on each individual hospital's criteria.
Deployment of technology to meet global markets and internal customer needs.
Designed effective marketing campaigns to generate higher utilization of diagnostic services.
Designed promotional materials for product lines, which resulted in free product promotion in local publications and shopping centers.
Designed strategy to encourage customer adoption of product updates, increasing up-sell to existing accounts by ___%.
Developed and implemented strategic initiatives that optimized sales levels.
Developed proactive communication program to significantly improve customer relations and customer confidence.
Developed Web-based catalog and online store to expand services beyond region.
Developed, nurtured and maintained relationships with top ___ house accounts, which generated ___% of total sales.
Directed the design of the company's Web site to support sales over the Internet.
Employed direct, aggressive campaigns to attain top market share in all drug categories.
Ensured proper staffing to establish high standards of customer service.
Established a district-wide visual marketing theme to increase stores' market presence.
Exceeded quota expectations by ___%, earning top Sales Manager position in ____________ (region) territory.
Experienced buyer with background in international travel and purchasing.
Grew the business by ____% in less than ___ years while significantly reducing expenses within the same period.
Implemented focused sales strategy to attain average of ___% of quota, achieving __________ (sales award).
Implemented quota system, offering bonuses for exceeding goals and reducing staff turnover.
Improved staff morale, which employee turnover and absenteeism by ___%.
Increased sales at competitor's expense after assessing competitive market position.
Increased sell through on special orders from ___% to ___%, which is ___% of company standard by retraining staff to use a commitment contract and resell items.
Initiated promotional events and training classes, resulting in increased sales, brand awareness and customer loyalty.
Introduced a successful program, focusing on customer service, support and satisfaction.
Led business development functions, which resulted in expanded customer base.
Led vendor relationship management, which ensured competitive pricing for all purchases.
Maintained responsibility for management of in-store promotional activities and advertising materials.
Maintained responsibility for more than $___ in products, effectively managing inventories.
Maintained thorough knowledge of store merchandise to provide helpful advice to customers.
Managed all aspects of departmental inventory management, including purchasing and procurement on an international scale.
Managed customer database, product updates, and upgrades.
Managed human resources functions, which encompassed hiring ___ employees for a new ___ sq. ft. metro facility.
Marketed to residency and in-services programs to increase product awareness.
Monitored fashion publications and events to heighten awareness of current and future trends.
Monitored receiving, check-in, and stocking of merchandise to verify accuracy.
Named top National Accounts Manager in ____________ (region), (____) (year).
Negotiated million-dollar contracts with Directors of Pharmacies for major hospital groups.
Negotiated strategic partnerships with computer manufacturers contributing to more than ___% of annual revenues.
Participated in many company-led leadership and management development courses.
Performed outstanding customer relationship management, ensuring educated clients, customized products and services and creative, turnkey solutions.
Performed sales, marketing, and market trends research, identified and tested markets, set-up prospect database, developed marketing campaign, and handled follow-up.
Planned and implemented targeted sales activities to build and maintain business, emphasizing value-added services in a market dominated by well-capitalized competitors.
Played an integral role in increasing sales levels and improving customer satisfaction levels within a Fortune 50 retail home center.
Promoted from Sales Leader to Co-Director in record ___ months of employment.
Provided field-based sales experience to strengthen national strategic and budget planning.
Ranked ___ nationwide for highest sales in ______ (year).
Ranked as top sales representative under regional Sales Manager.
Received Managed Care, High Market Share Growth, and other achievement awards.
Received Sales Associate of the Month award and numerous customer accolades.
Received the __________ (award title) for sales performance.
Recognized as "District Sales Manager of the Year", (____) (year).
Recruited applicants for management positions.
Reduced sales staff absenteeism rate to ___%.
Reduced shrinkage and improved efficiency by motivating the receiving staff to maintain records that are more accurate.
Regularly made sales quotas.
Repeatedly exceeded monthly sales plan for the store by ___% - ___%.
Resurrected inactive accounts through consistent sales calls, tripling revenue in one year.
Signed national health system accounts constituting ___% of annual company revenue.
Spearheaded new national campaign by creating a high-impact sales approach, resulting in a ___% increase in revenues.
Streamlined daily business processes and increased productivity levels.
Successfully diversified product lines and increased sales by ___%.
Supervised staff of ___ associates providing inventory control, customer service, and shipping/receiving.
Surpassed sales objectives on a regular basis.
Targeted, marketed, and prepared comprehensive presentations to demonstrate ways to integrate cutting-edge diagnostic imaging equipment.
Trained account managers to grow and expand territories resulting in the highest sales volumes within the region.
Trained newly hired sales representatives to facilitate, negotiate and deliver creative sales tactics and strategies.
Trained staff in new programs, policies, computer updates and product information.
Trained, oversaw and coordinated sales staff of ___.
Won company's first and only "Sales Achievers" trip to Hong Kong, recognizing achievement of ___% to budget.
Worked closely with plant manager to determine best strategy and customer mix.
Worked closely with regional vice president, general manager, regional sales manager, plant manager and plant superintendent in devising sales strategies.
Sales keywords in related industries:
- General keywords
- Marketing keywords
- Purchasing keywords
- Transportation keywords
- other keywords by industry
Use your sales keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, CVs, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software.
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Sales Keywords Info
Good luck with your sales keywords!