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Retail jobs

The world of retail entails selling consumer goods and services directly to clients at large, medium or small stores. There are several types of retail stores for candidates to consider when applying for retail jobs. They vary from fashion, grocery, home goods/furniture to gift card outlets. 

As part of the retail sector, an applicant can work their way up from a cashier or a sales associate to a store manager. They can also become visual merchandisers, marketing managers, inventory managers or take on roles that are for security or quality control. 

There are several ways to obtain a retail job. Hiring managers can either take the old-fashioned approach by placing a “Help Wanted” sign in their shop window or advertise online. The latter will probably yield faster results by attracting a wider pool of applicants. Retail workers tend to be well-spoken, confident and friendly. They’ll have an uncanny ability to connect with people and will also possess persuasive skills. To get a retail job, employers may not require the candidate to have prior experience and may be willing to teach on the job. If a candidate will have cleared their GCSEs, their chances of landing a job will improve. The average salary for a retail worker will be £8.40 per hour in the UK.  

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