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Sales Assistant CVs

What is a Sales Assistant Curriculum Vitae?

A Sales Assistant CV covers the educational and commercial experience of someone who is seeking an entry-level sales role. Typically, the CV summary includes details such as: professional education, previous work history, your contact details, references and sometimes a little personal information about your leisure activities. Most sales assistant ‘s CVs include an opening statement that helps retail team leaders and supervisors quickly understand what duties and technology you already understand, how fast you are at learning, and how you will add value to their team.

Sales Assistant Jobs include Roles such as:

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

What to expect in your Sales Assistant Role

Most sales assistant roles have a low number of contracted hours and require you to be flexible and work according to their staff rota. Depending on the vertical sector your company sells in, you may be expected to work early or late shifts and you will certainly be expected to work long hours during peak trading seasons. 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 of Sales Assistants in the UK?

There are a high number of part-time and temporary roles for sales assistants available in the retail sector. This means that the market is always in transition and store managers are always looking for smart, motivated young 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 do Employers Look for in a Sales Assistant?

The good news is that new, inexperienced people start out in sales assistant roles every day. For British Nationals you need to bear in mind that you are competing with many Eastern Europeans who are coming to the UK and are willing to work for a fraction of the price UK staff are able to work for. Always check the hourly wage or salary on offer and report any employer who attempts to pay you less that the minimum wage or who hires illegal immigrants.

The Key Skills that are Required for a Person Who is Searching for a Sales Assistant Role are as Follows:

  • Genuine interest in helping people
  • Willingness to learn
  • Checking stock
  • Good personal presentation
  • Accuracy dealing with money
  • Flexible approach to your work schedule
  • Ability to deal with customer enquiries and complaints
  • Ability to learn computer systems to process orders
  • Undertaking house-keeping duties to ensure that all areas are clean and no health and safety hazards exist.

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