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Retail Sales Assistant CVs

What is a Retail Sales Assistant Curriculum Vitae?

A retail sales assistant CV covers the retail sales experience of a sales person who is seeking a job in the retail sector. Typically, the CV summary includes details such as: professional education, previous retail employment, typical retail sales duties, your contact details, references and sometimes a little personal information about your hobbies and leisure preferences. Most retail sales assistant CVs include an opening statement that helps retail team leaders and supervisors quickly understand what duties and retail systems you already understand, how fast you are at learning, and how you will add value to their team.

Retail Sales Jobs include Roles such as:

  • Shop floor sales assistant
  • Part-time sales assistant
  • Weekend sales assistant
  • Christmas part-time sales assistant

Most sales assistant roles in the retail sector have a low number of contracted hours and require you to work flexibly on a staff rota. Depending on the location of your retail store you can be expected to work early or late shifts and you will certainly be expected to work long hours during peak Christmas trading season. Retail sales assistant roles are likely to be paid at the minimum wage so it is down to you to get in, learn what you need to know and then start hunting round for a higher paid role once you have experience.

Who are the Key Employers in the Retail Sector?

The high number of part-time and temporary roles in the retail sector means that the market is always in transition and sales managers are always looking for keen people to join their teams.

Some of the Key Employers in the High Street Retail Sector are listed below:

    Arcadia Group: Top Shop, Wallis, Evans, Outfit, Burton, BHS, Miss Selfridge, Dorothy Perkins etc
  • Aurora Fashions: Coast, Oasis, Karen Millen, Warehouse
  • Shop Direct Group: Littlewoods, Very, Isme
  • Otto Group: Freemans, Curvissa, Kaleidoscope, Look Again
  • Dixons Retail plc: Currys, Currys Digital, PC World
  • Argos
  • Next

What Skills would Retail Employers look for?

The good news is that new, inexperienced people join the retail sector every day.

The Key Skills that are Required for a Person who is Looking for a Sales Assistant Role in the Retail Sector are as follows:

  • Genuine interest in helping people buy the right product
  • Using computer systems to fulfill customer orders
  • Checking stock
  • Accuracy dealing with money
  • Flexible approach to your work schedule
  • Ability to deal with customer enquiries and complaints
  • Processing refunds and returns
  • Undertaking house-keeping duties to ensure that all areas are clean and no health and safety hazards exist.

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