The sample Sales Assistant CV / resume provided below can be used as a template for your own Sales Assistant CV/ resume.

Whether you are applying for a position with a large department store, a small outlet or shop; the skills and qualities that employers are looking for may overlap so make sure that your CV / resume clearly demonstrates that you have the necessary skills.  Where the requirements differ, adjust your profile and skills to match.

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Skills and qualities to be highlighted on your Sales Assistant CV / resume

As a Sales Assistant you will need to highlight qualities and skills that show you have excellent customer care, communication skills and that you are able to keep calm and professional when dealing with difficult customers.  Illustrate that you have a good knowledge of the products that you may be expected to sell. You should also show that you are computer literate and state which equipment you have used (e.g. tills, pricing guns etc.).

Include action words that highlight these skills and qualities in your personal profile and reinforce this by giving examples both in the Key Skills section and also under Duties in the Employment Summary section of your CV / resume.

Skills, qualities and experience that you should highlight include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Relevant product knowledge
  • Proof of ability to achieve targets
  • Numeracy (ability to use tills etc.)
  • The ability to work as both part of a team and unsupervised
  • Relevant Qualifications / training

It is important to remember that as a Sales Assistant you may be required to work under pressure, on weekends.

Most important of all, your Sales Assistant CV / resume should be a reflection of you, so we strongly suggest you use this as a template and not simply copy it.

Sample Sales Assistant CV / Resume

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Anna Bodi


An experienced Sales Assistant offering several years solid work history gained in prestige establishments. Flexible, patient and reliable, she is accustomed to achieving and exceeding given targets, staying calm in difficult situations and resolving problems.  An excellent team member capable of working efficiently either unsupervised or under direction with a record of achieving and exceeding sales targets.

Now seeking a managerial / senior sales position where she can utilise her sales knowledge in addition to delivering excellent customer service.

Key Skills / Qualities:
  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Excellent team leader / worker
  • Able to keep calm and professional in difficult situations
  • Good numeracy and literacy skills
Employment Summary:
Senior Sales Assistant

Jul 2013 to date

Upmarket and Proud, Anytown


Headhunted to join a leading luxury goods retailers, I was made Senior Sales Assistant looking after the high-end branded handbags, luggage and suitcase department.  I have been voted employee of the month on numerous occasions, topped regional sales figures both individually and as part of a team.

Responsibilities included:

  • Personal shopper advising and looking after the needs of preferred customers.
  • Responsible for ordering stock, stocktaking, reconcilling daily takings.
  • Arranged displays and special promotions.
  • Served and advised customers.
  • Resolved refunds, complaints etc.

Sales Assistant

Apr 2006 – Apr 2012

Hot Lips, Anytown


Working in a large high street department store, I headed the Hot Lips cosmetic concession.
Responsibilities included:

  • Keyholder responsible for opening and closing concession.
  • Responsible for ordering stock, stocktaking, reconcilling takings and banking.
  • Supervised 2 full time and 3 part-time staff members.
  • Arranged displays and special promotions.
  • Served and advised customers.
  • Resolved refunds, complaints etc.

Sales Assistant

Broadway Stores, Anytown


Apr 04 – Apr 06

Working in a family owned store, my duties were:

  • Serving customers, operating the till and taking cash.
  • Displaying and replenishing stock.
  • General cleaning and maintenance of the shop
Relevant Qualifications:

Anytown Community School

4 GCSEs: Maths, English, Art, History

1998 – 2003

In my leisure time I enjoy keeping fit; especially zumba, yoga, swimming and cycling.  I like keeping up to date with fashion and the latest trends.  Another pastime of mine is singing and I have won several local talent contests.

Excellent references are available on request


Build your online CV

Before you send out your Sales Assistant CV/resume, you should get someone you trust to check for spelling and grammar mistakes and make sure you have an effective cover letter to introduce your Sales Assistant CV / resume.

Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.

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