Sending a resume to the VP of sales. Help!
March 27, 2012 11:39 AM Subscribe
My friend works at a video game developer/publisher and said he'd pass my resume to his boss, who is the VP of sales. Help!
posted by griphus to Work & Money (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Just to start things off on a positive note, there's no existing job for which I am applying. They're doing pretty well, and the non-NYC branch is growing rapidly. A friend of mine said it would do me some good to be in the running for when they inevitably need someone. He gave me a general rundown of what goes on so that I can tailor my resume and cover letter. He'll look over them before submitting.
Now, as far as relevant work history goes, I've managed a few clothing boutiques in Manhattan, where I worked heavily with vendors (choosing stock, placing orders, following up, coordinating deliveries, etc.) However, the last four years or so have been spent doing just pure, small-detail-heavy clerical work. Any idea how I can phrase all that toward a sales position? Like I said, I've got a general idea of what people in that job do, but I'm trying to figure out a way to spin my somewhat less-than-entirely-applicable experience.
Other than that, I also have no idea how to integrate the fact that I'm Really Into Video Games, outside of the cover letter. I figure it's not nearly as important as my experience, but I know that passion counts and I'm overflowing with it. I'm very knowledgeable, I have a blog where I write about video games occasionally, and I've recently had my first paid commission to write about video games (it was a 10-page historical rundown.) My friend mentioned that the job includes a writing component, so I need to get that in there somehow.
Other than that, any salient advice on entry-level sales positions in the video game world would be great.