I want to start as a sales associate in one department store. Need experience?

For example I would love to work for Macy's, Dillards or any other department store. I never was a sales associate but it's my dream to work in a department store and hopefully one day I can go up to managment department. Do I need experience in sales to get started? How much they pay for sales person? I have some experience in IT as a managment assistant. Thank you!

Asked By: LMH - 3/20/2008
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The key in sales is to ask questions, be pleasant and engaging, and help people find answers/solve their problems... More
Answered By: orrFius - 3/20/2008
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As far as I know, you don't need any experience for these jobs, but they generally don't pay very well. It will probably be easier to get a job during the busy seasons (holidays and summer) and gradually work your way up to a management position.
Answered By: xylogirl20 - 3/20/2008
No you don't need experience they hire almost anyone. I say this because I work for a Large Department Store for 7 years. It is a little harder to get into Management for that you need some Merchandising experience. The key to these jobs is customer service and people skills... More
Answered By: Sandra D - 3/22/2008
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