Real-Resumes for Sales is based on the philosophy that the resumes and cover letters of sales professionals must be "a cut above" the ordinary job hunter's documents. The Table of Contents is designed to show individuals in numerous types of sales activities including advertising, consumer products sales, financial services sales, food industry sales, furniture industry sales, medical sales, real estate sales, retail sales, and many more. In many instances, the job hunter is seeking a career change such as a change from sales to sales management. The book is designed to be of the most value to people already in sales or to people who want to be in a sales career. The book illustrates how to make one's resume and cover letter versatile and "all purpose," so that one can explore opportunities in various industries. Each resume and its companion cover letter shown is a "picture" of a successful job hunt, and the theory behind the book is that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Real-Resumes Series editor Anne McKinney believes strongly that the resumes and cover letters of sales professionals must "blow doors open."
All resumes in the book are one page in length, and all resumes are accompanied by a companion cover letter. The book begins with a brief section explaining the most effective job-hunting approach--the direct approach. This unique how-to book does not simply "tell how" to write an effective resume and cover letter; it "shows how" in page after page of meaty examples.