How to Write a Resume to Get Sponsorships

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If you are seeking a sponsorship, you will need a resume that is tailored to the industry or sport in which you work. It must state relevant experience, accomplishments and awards, and information that will help the potential sponsor learn more about you as the person with whom their products will be connected. A sponsorship resume is a little different from an employment-seeking resume, as it includes 3 pages of information: a cover letter or proposal, an experience page and a personal page.

Things You'll Need

  • Past experience records
  • A head shot/picture of yourself (optional)
  • Information about potential sponsor's products
  • Email address/web page (optional)

Your cover letter or proposal is your introduction. The most important part of this page is an explanation of what the sponsor stands to gain from sponsoring you. This may highlight projected expenses that must be covered, as well as a brief summary of past experience and a list of future projects in which the sponsor would have the opportunity to be involved with you. Mention something personal about the company (e.g, “Your wild berry energy drink always keeps me energized throughout my trial runs”) and express your excitement about potentially serving as its representative.

The experience page includes a list of competitions, workshops or camps in which you have participated. List the name, city and state of each event, as well as your role as either a competitor, coach or official. Structure it in reverse chronological order, with the most recent event listed first.

Your important accomplishments should be cited on the experience page. This would include significant wins, awards, certifications, past sponsorships, press coverage or paid public appearances. This shows the potential sponsor your visibility and high level of accomplishment in specific areas.

Your personal page includes your contact information, physical statistics (e.g., age, height, weight, if relevant to your sport or activity) and web page address if you have one. You may also choose to include a high-resolution picture of yourself, although this is optional.

At the bottom of the personal page, list your future plans and any scheduled events to which you are already committed. Also note any new projects in which you will be involved that relate to your sport or area of expertise. Put this list in reverse chronological order. This informs your potential sponsors of upcoming advertising opportunities.

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