How to get hired at a retail/clothing store without experience?
I'm in need of a job & i would prefer one in retail. I'm 19, in college & have about 7 months experience total in restaurant & waitress positions. What is the best way to convince places like JC Pennies, Dillards, Best Buy or Shoe stores I deserve the job without any previous retail experience?
Asked By: ☠Ms.CoCo☠ - 9/9/2011
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1) Research the company that you are applying at or interviewing at. J.C. Penney, for instance, was started in 1903 by James Cash Penney and 2 partners in Wyoming. Their new customer first initiative is astounding as they actually judge the stores performance by what they call OSAT. OSAT is an overall satisfaction... More
Answered By: TM - 9/9/2011
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If you have previous work experience, that will be a good start. However I would be pretty concerned to see more than one job in a 7 month period - it's not clear how many jobs you've had, but if you can't last for a year or so in one job, that's not a good sign... More
Answered By: sitcpsitcb - 9/9/2011
Honestly I think you are making a bigger deal of this then you should. These places know most of these jobs are entry level and understand they will have to train. If this is what you want just stay motivated and keep applying. Good luck :)
Answered By: Ross - 9/9/2011
Answered By: redsaltedbeef - 9/9/2011
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