What's the difference between a sales associate and a retail clerk?

I'm wondering what to call my job on a resume. I'm a cashier in various shops at a park. I work at the till, do some cleaning, provide customer service, and close out the shop at the end of the day. That wouldn't be a sales associate would it? Would it be more appropriate to say 'retail clerk'? What are the definitions of these terms? Thanks!

Asked By: twasbrillig - 8/12/2008
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There is no definitive answer. You can choose either one. Me personally, and given I also hire people, I would choose the Sales Associate descriptor. Then if asked to go into detail during an interview, or while adding more detail to it on your resume---I would emphasize the "customer service" aspects of the duties... More
Answered By: bill r - 8/12/2008
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Good question you can ask the panel of experts at Training8m, Queensland, Australia. Log on to and you can ask the experts on the email or web. By and Large I feel the functions and job description is more important than a designation, still to find out the real definitions, ask the panel at... More
Answered By: Tania - 8/12/2008
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