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, 80% of Business job descriptions contained business development as a required skill.

Keywords / Skills

Popularity

business development
80%
sales
49%
field sales
32%
account management
28%
new business
25%
commission
18%
b2b sales
14%
engagement
11%
account manager
11%
new business development
7%
b2b
7%
area sales
7%
external sales
7%
key account manager
7%
key accounts
7%
further education
7%
new business sales
7%
pipeline
7%
telesales
7%
sales management
7%
training needs analysis
7%
sales calls
4%
chemistry
4%
building relationships
4%
driving new business
4%
renewables
4%
targets
4%
consultancy
4%
customer retention
4%
upselling
4%
consultant
4%
organisational skills
4%
media
4%
engineer
4%
sales growth
4%
strategy
4%
engineering
4%
research
4%
subscriptions
4%
hazard
4%
written communication
4%
process
4%
account management experience
4%
customer service
4%
cold calling
4%
safety
4%
lettings
4%
crm
4%
contract manufacturing
4%
consultative sales
4%
prospecting
4%
cross selling
4%
financial services
4%
electro-mechanical
4%
hosted services
4%
maintenance
4%
erm
4%
electronics
4%
mobile phone industry
4%
manufacturing
4%
kpis
4%
project management
4%
lead generation
4%
telecommunications
4%
manufacturing sales
4%
new opportunities
4%
call centre
4%
recruitment
4%
automotive
4%
energy
4%
pipelines
4%
chemical
4%
bdm
4%
customer engagement
4%
internal sales
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.

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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