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Representative Must-Have Resume Skills and Keywords

Are you interested in improving your job outlook and increasing your salary? How can you demonstrate that you are the most qualified candidate for a Representative position? Of course continuing to gain experience working as a Representative may be your best qualification, but there are other ways you can also develop your skills, like continuing education or volunteer opportunities. More immediately, however, you can be ready for your next opportunity or promotion by educating yourself about the duties, responsibilities, and required skills of a Representative and making sure your resume reflects your experience properly.

We designed the ZipRecruiter Career Keyword Mapper to help you solve this problem and hopefully improve your resume. Using machine learning tools paired with industry research, our Marketplace Research Team helped analyze millions of job postings and resumes to identify the most important keywords related to Representative jobs. Our goal is to help you discover opportunities to improve your resume or to help you understand what skills and qualifications you need to be a Representative or to advance your career into beyond this role.

Top Skills Mentioned in Job Descriptions

Job Skills
The top three keywords employers use in Representative job descriptions are Customer Service appearing in 24.09% of postings, Innovation 18.52%, and Sales Experience appearing in 10.53%. 53.14% of Representative job postings have at least one of these terms indicating the value employers place commonly place on these experiences when hiring candidates. Cosmetology, Communication Skills and Troubleshooting are still quite important, but a smaller sliceof the employer Representative job postings with their combined total of 24.5%. At 22.35%, Packaging, Scheduling, Auto Detailing, and English Speaking appear far less frequently, but are still a significant portion of the 10 top Representative skills and requirements according to employers.

Top Skills Mentioned in Resumes

Job Skills
Job seeker resumes showcase a broad range of skills and qualifications in their descriptions of Representative positions. The top three keywords represent 45.19% of the total set of top resume listed keywords. Look to the Resume Checklist below to investigate how Customer Service, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office match up to employer job descriptions. Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Communication Skills represent a very decent share of skills found on resumes for Representative with 29.99% of the total. At 24.82%, Teamwork, Problem Solving, Data Entry, and English appear far less frequently, but are still a significant portion of the 10 top Representative skills and qualifications found on resumes.

Most Important Skills Required to Be a Representative as Listed by Employers and Employees

Here is a simple table of the top 10 skills and qualifications as listed by employers in Representative job postings since January of 2018, followed by the top 10 skills and qualifications most commonly listed by people who held the title of Representative on their resumes.
Top Representative Skills
Skills Required by Employers Share
Customer Service 24.09%
Innovation 18.52%
Sales Experience 10.53%
Cosmetology 9.24%
Communication Skills 8.66%
Troubleshooting 6.60%
Packaging 6.50%
Scheduling 5.93%
Auto Detailing 5.74%
English Speaking 4.18%
Skills Listed by Employees Share
Customer Service 16.47%
Microsoft Excel 15.82%
Microsoft Office 12.90%
Microsoft Word 12.88%
Microsoft PowerPoint 9.85%
Communication Skills 7.26%
Teamwork 6.67%
Problem Solving 6.37%
Data Entry 6.09%
English 5.69%

Representative Resume Checklist

Our Resume Keyword Checklist is based upon an analysis of the most commonly found terms within both job descriptions and resumes for Representative roles. Our algorithm helps isolate phrases and patterns to identify the most frequently recurring and reused keywords from each data source, while correcting for uncommon and outlier results. Various heuristic methodologies are then applied to ultimately create two top 20 lists of the most important and significant skills, certificates and requirements found within Representative job postings and resumes. We then merge the two lists together and use a combination of statistics and rules-based scenarios to create a list that is audited by the Marketplace Research team, and finally turned into the checklist you see below. Our hope is that knowing this information can help you make your best impression with your next potential employer.
Uncommon Keywords on Representative Resumes
Job Descriptions
Vendor Management
Employer job listings frequently list Vendor Management as requirements in Representative job descriptions; however, job seekers mention them far less frequently on their resumes. If you possess this experience, including this keyword prominently on your resume when applying for a Representative role may help you stand out more to hiring managers.
Common Keywords on Representative Resumes
Job Descriptions
Customer Service
English Speaking
Communication Skills
MS Office
Both employer job listings and resumes from people who’ve held the role of Representative tend to always include skills and requirements found in this list. Whether you’ve only got Clinic, Facilitation, Collaboration, Scheduling, Customer Service, English Speaking, Technical, Troubleshooting, Compliance, Communication Skills or MS Office in your background and experience, make sure to highlight the term prominently on your resume. As a job seeker you’ll be competing with many others who are bound to have as many as you (or more!) of these common resume keywords highlighted in their application for a job as a Representative.
Uncommon Keywords on Representative Job Descriptions
Job Descriptions
Interpersonal Skills
Data Entry
Employer job listings rarely list Interpersonal Skills or Data Entry as important skills or qualifications in Representative job descriptions. Nevertheless, job seekers mention them much more commonly in their resumes. If you possess any or all of these experiences, including these keywords prominently on your resume when applying for a Representative role may go unnoticed or even discounted by hiring managers.

FAQs about Representative Skills and Resume Keywords

What are the most important Representative job skills to have on my resume?

The most common important skills required by employers are Clinic, Facilitation, Collaboration, Scheduling, Customer Service, English Speaking and Technical. These skills and requirements are just as likely to be mentioned by employers as well as on resumes of people that held a job as a Representative, suggesting that having these keywords on a resume are important for success as a Representative. Additionally, employer Representative job descriptions list Vendor Management as a desirable experience, even though Vendor Management appears 2.3 times less on resumes, suggesting that it's worth considering including this keyword if you possess the experience.

What are the least important Representative job skills to have on my resume?

Although you'd probably love to load up your resume with every possible keyword you can, employers tend to look for the things they specify in the job description. Our analysis suggests that highlighting too prominently terms like Interpersonal Skills and Data Entry may be something to reconsider. These two terms appear 0.30 and 0.25 times less often than in job descriptions for a Representative role. This indicates that highlighting either of these keywords on your resume may not be a great way to impress a potential employer.

How do I make sure my resume has all of the right keywords for a Representative position?

Unless your resume has a good density of the following skills and experience listed, you may not be considered for the role of Representative. Make sure to include a strong showing for the following keywords on your resume:
  • Clinic
  • Facilitation
  • Collaboration
  • Scheduling
  • Customer Service
  • English Speaking
  • Technical
  • Troubleshooting
  • Compliance
  • Communication Skills
  • MS Office
Additionally employers frequently list the following as desirable qualities in a Representative candidate, but they are far less common on most resumes:
  • Vendor Management
Finally people who held the position of a Representative and list it on their resume are adding these terms that are less likely to be noticed by employers. You may want to consider downplaying these terms on your Representative application:
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Data Entry

Before applying for a Representative job

At ZipRecruiter, we understand better than anyone the importance of using the right keywords to describe your experience — it’s crucial to attracting the right employers! We built our business on the ability to effectively match job seekers with employers using AI-technology that understands your resume and how likely you are to be noticed by a potential future employer. Having a ZipRecruiter profile that showcases your most relevant skills and abilities can help you get recruited into a new role as a Representative. Get started on your journey with a new ZipRecruiter Profile today!