Business Skills you Need for your CV and Career in Sales

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Business Skills List in Sales

Below we have compiled a list of the most popular skills for a Business role. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Business job descriptions they appeared on. For example, 83% of Business job descriptions contained business development as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

business development
83%
sales
75%
sales executive
23%
french
18%
italian or spanish
18%
commission
18%
business developer
18%
cold calling
15%
b2b
15%
problem solving
15%
account manager
9%
field sales
9%
targets
9%
telesales
9%
utilities
6%
technical
6%
saas
6%
new business development
6%
working remotely
3%
hazardous waste
3%
b2b sales
3%
b2c
3%
iosh
3%
building relationships
3%
electrical
3%
operations manager
3%
business to business
3%
kpi
3%
client presentation
3%
ote
3%
experienced sales professional
3%
internal sales
3%
business information
3%
stakeholder engagement
3%
warm calls
3%
subscription
3%
bdm
3%
trusted business partner
3%
it sales
3%
intelligence
3%
consultative
3%
customer service
3%
software
3%
business intelligence
3%
recruitment
3%
business development manager
3%
consultative sales
3%
outbound
3%
e-commerce
3%
account management
3%
interpersonal skills
3%
new business
3%
agency
3%
sales trainee
3%
online media
3%
commercial
3%
trainee sales
3%
food industry
3%
entertainment
3%
nurturing
3%
marketing
3%

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.

Including the right keywords in your CV will help you get past Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) and win more job interviews from employers and recruiters.


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