Business Development Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Sales

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Business Development Skills List in Sales

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Business Development role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Business Development job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 81% of Business Development job descriptions contained business development as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

business development
81%
sales
39%
business development manager
30%
field sales
26%
new business development
23%
cold calling
20%
bdm
20%
sales executive
17%
new business
13%
account manager
13%
new clients
13%
sales representative
13%
sales manager
13%
technical sales
10%
b2b
10%
account management
10%
sales engineer
10%
service contract
7%
business sales
7%
field engineer
7%
field technician
7%
crm
7%
business development executive
7%
new business sales
7%
telesales
7%
negotiating
7%
new sales
7%
graduate sales
4%
senior sales executive
4%
law
4%
lead generator
4%
automotive
4%
senior sales manager
4%
law firm
4%
saas
4%
customer services
4%
automotive aftermarket
4%
legal
4%
tech
4%
new business opportunities
4%
car parts
4%
e-commerce
4%
marketing
4%
tech sales
4%
com
4%
online media
4%
hr software
4%
technology
4%
account executive
4%
field sales executive
4%
automotive sales
4%
prospecting
4%
bdm sales
4%
croydon
4%
field sales representative
4%
trade sales
4%
talent management
4%
mitcham
4%
garage equipment
4%
tyres
4%
internal sales executive
4%
healthcare
4%
12 month contract
4%
advertising sales
4%
major account manager
4%
sales consultant
4%
medical
4%
benefits
4%
industrial sales
4%
exhibition sales
4%
bonus
4%
legionella
4%
media sales
4%
commission
4%
pumping systems
4%
sponsorship sales
4%
calls
4%
competitive salary
4%
customer service
4%
service sales
4%
junior sales account manager
4%
flexible working
4%
waste water
4%
key account manager
4%
free parking
4%
water treatment
4%
sales account manager
4%

While these keywords are a good start, remember that every job is different. Instead of including all these keywords on your CV, identify the keywords most relevant to the job you're applying to and include those. For the best chance of success use our CV keyword scanner tool to help with this.

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