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How can i get a job in Retail if i worked in the restaurant industry my whole life?

Im 19 (college) live in nj and only have restaurant experience (busser,runner) i want to get into retail (sales associate, ect) It seems as though if you apply for ANY retail place they look for experience. How can i start this experience if not giving a chance?

Asked By: Buffarini - 9/14/2008
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I too, am a former Rest. industry worker. SELL yourself. You have to in that realm? Why not retail. You have to handle cash. Same in retail. You have to be "ON THE FLOOR" at the very beginning of your shift, to the very end of your shift. So in Retail. Standing on your feet. So in retail.. What is the difference? What... More
Answered By: S F - 9/14/2008
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wait till christmas time, retailers are always on the hunt for young people for their most busy period.
Answered By: malto_milk - 9/14/2008
 
Don't just fill out an application. TALK to hiring managers and sell yourself. You have to be able to sell yourself in retail so they will look for confidence, outgoing attitude, good grooming, etc. Show them how your restaurant experience actually translates to retail. "A lot of people overlook the fact that my... More
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Answered By: GETaLIFE - 9/14/2008
 
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