Kelly Donovan
Principal, Kelly Donovan & Associates
  • LinkedIn strategist & profile writer
  • Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW)
  • Certified Hidden Job Market Coach (CHJMC)
  • Outplacement provider
  • Speaker & trainer
  • Globally recognized work (TORI nominee)

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Sales Executive Resumes

Resume Writing for Sales & Business Development Leaders

I have special expertise helping sales professionals/execs working in:
  • technology companies (including SaaS, enterprise software, etc.)
  • medical device and pharma companies
My experience with sales clients also spans a wide range of other industries, from hospitality to logistics to automotive to banking, with employers ranging from mid-market companies to Fortune 50/100/500.

If you’re responsible for generating revenue for your employer, you need an accomplishment-oriented resume that showcases the results you have been able to achieve.

That means that you need to demonstrate a track record of sales achievements without seeming like you’re bragging or exaggerating, and without revealing proprietary information.

And for times when your performance might not have been the best, you need to find a way to put a positive spin on it.

Additionally, you need to carefully tailor the resume for the jobs you’re seeking, starting off with a compelling summary, and incorporating all of the relevant keywords.

The resume, however, is just one piece of the puzzle. If you’re like most of my clients, you also need a solid strategy, LinkedIn know-how, and other career marketing documents.

That’s why I offer Job Search Strategy conference calls, LinkedIn support, and comprehensive services. I want to arm you with everything you need to succeed!

I love partnering with clients in all levels of sales and business development, including senior-level executives. I have helped clients who want to stay in sales, clients transitioning out of sales, and clients transitioning in to sales.

I’m very familiar with the typical duties, goals, and challenges of people at all levels of sales, marketing, promotions, business development, and related functions, so I understand how to make you shine so that employers will want to interview you.

Job titles of clients I love to help include:

Execs: Vice President of Sales ■ Senior Vice President of Sales ■ Regional Vice President of Sales and Marketing ■ Division Vice President ■ Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing ■ President ■ Chief Revenue Officer

Managers / Senior-Level Sales Professionals: Director of Sales ■ Director of Sales and Marketing ■ Key Account Manager / Major Account Manager ■ Regional Sales Manager ■ Area Manager ■ District Manager / Director ■ Relationship Manager / Senior Relationship Manager ■ Business Development Manager / Director

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  • C-Suite Leaders
  • Healthcare Executives
  • Sales Executives
  • HR Executives
  • Banking Executives
  • Tech Execs (Business Side)
  • Media Executives
  • Operations Executives
  • Supply Chain Executives
  • Logistics Executives


"I had four headhunters find me on LinkedIn and contact me, and my resume did a great job of showing what I can bring to a company. I'm very excited to be starting my new job. I highly recommend Kelly's services and will be referring friends to her." -Phil F., Director of Business Development, Los Angeles area (via LinkedIn)

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My Difference

  • Recruiter Perspective
    I have an active executive recruiter for Fortune 500 companies who will review your resume before we finalize it!
  • Up-to-the-Minute
    I'm up to date on how to get you noticed on LinkedIn, as well as resume trends.
  • Comprehensive
    My team and I can equip you with everything you need!
  • Attentive
    You can call or email me at any point in your job search for advice and encouragement.