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Retail Jobs Help Buoy Employment Figures [and Your Employable Skills]
Retail jobs are great for those needing to flex their work schedule around school or a primary job. The customer service and relationship management experience gained in retail sales is transferable to any job within any industry.
If you are a job seeker currently looking for a career in retail sales, there are a number things you can do to update your resume to find work in the field as it continues to improve.
– Use the right key words
While many stores only require candidates to fill out an application, you should always submit a professional resume to a store manager or human resources department, especially if you are looking for long-term employment with the potential for advancement.
Career expert Alison Doyle said job seekers should always include all their customer service and retail experience on their resume when looking for a job in sales, as well as any additional key words that were listed in the actual job description.
You should never use a standard resume when applying for a job, even in the retail industry. Take the time to research the company you are looking at and customize your resume in a way that will highlight how your skills will benefit business.
A specifically targeted resume should include a summary of your professional qualifications and relevant work history. If you are applying to a specialty store, be sure to include any additional information that will show you have similar experience in that area such as knowledge of high-end fashion, auto sales or marketing.
– Consider “Temping”
As the holidays approach, more stores will begin gearing up to hire additional staff. You may want to consider taking a temporary job this holiday season, which could be a good way of getting your foot in the door, and led to a full-time, permanent position.
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