Are you in the process of looking for a new role, and want to make sure your CV is truly standing out? By following these basic principles you can maximise the chance of securing an interview and being able to show the hiring manager what you have to offer!
1. Highlight your sales achievements: Seems obvious, right? So many CVs totally miss this though! As a SaaS Sales Executive, your potential employer will be looking for evidence of your sales success. Make sure to include specific figures and achievements that demonstrate your ability to hit targets and close deals.
2. Include details of the types of solutions you have been selling: Make it easy for hiring managers to understand what you’ve been selling! This could include the types of products you have sold, the size of the deals you have closed, stakeholders sold to, and the industries you have worked in.
3. Include education, training, and sales methodologies used: Hiring Managers want to know what your educational background looks like, but also whether you have completed sales (or other) training. We would also recommend detailing which sales methodologies you have used!
4. Use keywords: Some organisations go through an automated pre-screening process. Use keywords throughout your CV that are relevant to the position. This will help your CV to be picked up by ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) and increase the chances of it being read by the hiring manager.
5. Use a clear, easy to read format: Your CV should be easy to read, with a clear and consistent format. Use headings and bullet points to break up the text and make it easy to scan.
6. Where appropriate, tailor your CV to the specific position: If, for example, the role is selling into a particular vertical, selling a type of solution you have experience selling previously, or concentrating on a certain geography then tailor your CV to highlight the most relevant experience.
7. Reasons for leaving: If you have consistent tenures then this may not be necessary, but if you have short stints then this puts some hiring managers off. Detailing why you left can alleviate their fears, and help you secure that interview.
Bonus Tip: Get a second opinion! Before you submit your CV, ask for feedback! Here at Resst we are more than happy to help people with that. You can send your CV to email@example.com and we will get back to you.
By following these basic principals you’re going to be in the best position to get an interview and show the hiring manager what you have to offer!