Retail Jobs

16:37 Mon 24th May 2010 |

Retail Jobs

When you think of retail the first thing that comes to mind is working on a shop floor, but this isn’t always the case, as there are many different types of retail jobs waiting for you to get your teeth stuck into.

Customer interaction is a large part of a retail job so strong communication skills and a calm personality are essential traits for anyone looking to enter this sector. Dealing with complaining customers could drive a lot of people to insanity, so the ability to remain polite and helpful while under fire is also very important!

But with the advent of online retail new jobs have opened up that have little face to face interaction with customers, which may suit many people who sometimes struggle to bite their tongue when someone gets on their nerves!

Sales experience isn’t essential before taking on a retail job, but some kind of background in sales will help you out if you’re looking to make a steady career progression. Many companies offer wide and comprehensive training schemes to ensure their employees are always up to scratch with the latest goings-on in the world of retail, so expect retinue expansion over time.

The qualification will further help you when it comes to applying for another job in retail.

Retail management is a competitive area in the retail sector, and companies look for job-seekers with good communication and people skills. Retail management jobs can include supermarket managers and store managers, with each role taking on a lot of responsibility. Those starting out in the retail sector can expect a yearly salary of around £11,000 with retail managers earning £25,000 and above.

If you'd like to find a job in the retail industry then click here. Here you will find further retail job information, as well as a host of links to retail job websites.

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