Representative 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 99,322 Representative 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 A Representative 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 Customer Service, 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 A Representative 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 Representative 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
For Representatives, the skill that stands out above all others in terms of how frequently it shows up on representative resumes is customer service, which is more than twice as common as the next common skill: phone calls. Including these skills on your resume won't necessarily make you stand out from the crowd, but they can help reinforce your experience as a representative.
Top Skills for a Representative
Email, 4%
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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

Lead Brand Representative

  • Count, balance and Especially working in retail quality reconcile daily business transaction totals correctly and accurately in the POS matters!
  • Recorded product reservations per transaction, GameStop Rewards Card subscriptions, and units per transaction.
  • Trained store associates on all aspects of their jobs, including all company/store policies, procedures and guidelines.GameStop
  • Cash handling experience; Assists Store leading with business deposits and balancing of store safe.
  • Managed Gamestop during my shifts Completed cash/credit transactions and trades.

Example # 2


  • Provided customers with phone troubleshooting and technical support.
  • Educated customers how to use their phone and troubleshooting their phone over the phone.
  • Answer calls pertaining to customers' internet and phone and help to fix their issue.
  • Investigate and resolve customer concerns for AT&T telephones, text messaging and internet service.
  • Provide World Class Customer Service to OnStar customers, assisting with services such as Emergency, Routing, Sales and Billing.

Example # 3

Guest Services Agent (Part-Time)

  • Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Trained on the company's POS system, as well as their returns process, and their inventory management system.
  • Coordinated events for VIP guests.
  • Balanced cash at the end of shift and generated accounting reports for control purposes.
  • Escorted VIPs through building as needed.

Example # 4


  • Focused on thoroughly expanding small business customers knowledge of Xfinity product lines.
  • Sell Comcast s products and services to residential subscribers in assigned territory.
  • Named to Comcast Executive Board for high sales production.
  • Follow all Comcast Policies and Ethical Procedures.
  • Educated prospects about Comcast products and services as solutions for their business networking needs.

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How much work experience does the average representative candidate have?
The average representative resume contains 3.0 years of work experience.
Write your work experience section in a way that embraces your representative skills. Sounds easier said than done? Take a look at how other people have done it. Below are real examples from representative resumes that people have included in their work experience section to demonstrate their knowledge of key skills:
As a representative, you may wonder exactly how your education section should look. Representative roles often require a High School Diploma degree or higher, so the majority of representative resumes that we looked at contained a high school diploma degree.
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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

Representative 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 Representatives. Salary can vary based on factors such as location, company, and industry. Check out our detailed salary information for Representatives to learn more.

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