Agent Resume Examples And Tips

The average resume reviewer spends between 5 to 7 seconds looking at a single resume, which leaves the average job applicant with roughly six seconds to make a killer first impression. Thanks to this, a single typo or error on your resume can disqualify you right out of the gate.

At Zippia, we went through over 86,040 Agent resumes and compiled some information about how best to optimize them. Here are some suggestions based on what we found, divided by the individual sections of the resume itself.

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Five Key Resume Tips For Landing An Agent Job:

Relevant Experience
Make sure that the jobs, experience, and accolades that you do include are relevant to the position you’re applying for.
The Right Skills
This is a great time to run wild with those keywords found in the job description. If they’re looking for someone with Insurance Products, be sure to list it as a skill.
Quantifiable Achievements
Achievements and awards relevant to the position speak louder than a high GPA, especially if you can quantify your achievement with a number.
Your Unique Qualities
Recruiters and hiring managers are looking at hundreds of resumes. Let yours stand out, and try not to sound too boring.
Strong Content
If you’ve had a lot of jobs, this shouldn’t necessarily be a list of all of them. This is a document designed to market you to a potential employer, so choose the strongest content.

How To Write An Agent Resume

Contact Information
First things first — employers only spend about six seconds looking at resumes before they decide to keep them or throw them away, so you should definitely let them know whose it is.
Commute and relocation are things that employers take into consideration when sifting through candidates, so provide your current address in your resume header so that employers have an idea of where you are in relation to their office.
LinkedIn Profile
If you feel that a link to your social media profile could further your standing as a candidate, go ahead and include it. This doesn’t mean you should throw in a link to your hilarious Twitter profile, but instead provide your LinkedIn profile.
Professional Summary (Objective)
Career objective statements are one of the most overlooked pieces of otherwise stellar resumes. It’s not that every Agent CV out there needs one — it’s just that the ones that really do need them typically never think to include them.
The goal of this section is simple: to summarize the resume in a few short sentences. Through your resume summary you enable employers to quickly learn whether you are a good match for the job. Here are a few things to keep in mind when writing a professional summary:
Keep it short: it should be 4 sentences max
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements

Not sure which skills are really important?

3 Big Tips For Listing Skills On Your Resume
Make sure to only include your hard skills on your resume. In addition, include the most in-demand agent skills. Below we have listed the top skills for an agent : The more keywords your resume can “match,” the more likely it is that your resume will be selected for review by human eyes.
Top Skills for an Agent
Here are a few key points of to keep in mind while writing your skills section:
Include between 6 to 12 skills
Make sure to only include hard skills
Highlight your most impressive skills or achievements
The work experience section of a resume is all about highlighting the achievements that an employer would want to see. Here are some examples from different Business Analysts

Example # 1

Computer Operator

  • Monitor 25 production CICS regions and 23 test regions to ensure timely response for ATMS, branches and other users.
  • Provided support on CICS test regions for application and system software development.
  • Monitor batch stream using CA7 and CA11 software; assist with correcting program abends and Contact appropriate personnel when necessary.
  • Operated multiple systems: IBM Mainframe, Unisys, AS/400, and PIA; directed the staff of computer operations and distribution
  • Monitored servers and system backups.

Example # 2

Mail Agent

  • Initiated internet based policy and customer management system, and database oriented customer contact system increasing efficiency by 30%.
  • Served as liaison between policyholders and Aflac assisting in claims process, policy changes, and account updates.
  • Listened and answered Verizon Wireless customer calls and addressed various inquires.

Example # 3

Debt Collector (Part-Time)

  • Arranged collection of collateral or retention agreements with debtors post bankruptcy.
  • Increased reimbursement of aged a/r by 30%).
  • Contacted debtor's attorneys to discuss debtor's intentions throughout bankruptcy process.
  • Counseled debtors about methods to prevent debt accumulation.
  • Prepared reaffirmation agreements and tracked status.

Example # 4

Billing Agent

  • Developed Powerpoint presentations to display to potential clients.
  • Utilized Microsoft Word and Powerpoint for proposal and presentation purposes.
  • Facilitated frequent trainings on HIPAA Guidelines and procedures.
  • Educate customers, providers and employers about Humana s pharmacy products and services both over the telephone.
  • Ensured employees' benefits were in compliance with ev olving HIPAA, DOL, Short/Long Term Disability, and IRS regulations.

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How much work experience does the average agent candidate have?
The average agent resume contains 4.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your agent skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from agent resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As an agent, you may be curious how your education stacks up against other applicants. As long as you have a bachelor's degree, you're in the majority. Our research showed that most Agents have a 4-year degree as the highest education level.
Overwhelmingly, those applying to agent positions majored in Business. Some of the other common majors that appear on agent resumes include Criminal Justice, Accounting, and Psychology.
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As shown above, the Education section can be very brief. However make sure to include the following:
The name of the school you attended
The year you attended
Your major
Your GPA
The level of education you attained

Agent Salary

Did your resume land you an interview? Be prepared to talk salary.

How To Answer "What Are Your Salary Requirements"

When you are ready to send your resume to employers, it's important to be aware of the current market conditions for Agents. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Agents to learn more.

Average Employee Salary
Min 10%
Median 50%
Max 90%