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A retail job can be the perfect entry level position for someone that would like to begin a career in sales or retail. Retail jobs are flexible and no special education is required. You can be a clerk in a variety of shops selling merchandise and assisting customers. Whatever appeals to you whether it is shoes, clothing, home improvement or other goods and services, a retail job offers various opportunities.

Duties of Retail Clerks

Retail job duties can vary depending upon what type and which store you work. Retail jobs at particular stores may mean you work as a cashier. You may scan merchandise for checkout or work in the returns and exchange department. Perhaps duties will include stocking merchandise, unloading goods, folding clothing or arranging displays and putting price tags on the merchandise.

In some stores a retail job may entail you assisting customers in finding merchandise and making sales. You may even have to demonstrate and explain a particular itemís use. Most retail jobs will have the employee working in a single department so that they can acquire some expertise. If you work in a specialty shop some specialized information may be required. For instance, if you work in an electronics store you will need to understand how the different equipment works along with the features in order to assist customers to your best abilities.

Education Required for Retail Jobs

Many part-time retail clerks are still in high school but for full-time workers a prospective employer will require applicants to have a high school diploma. If you want to move up further in a career in retail you may have to take specialized courses such as marketing, customer service, management skills, etc.

Other Requirements for Retail Jobs

A good retail clerk will be an asset to the store for which they are working. A neat appearance, a willingness to help others and a friendly demeanor will be required. A retail clerk needs to be able to keep their cool when customers are rude or irate. People skills are imperative as is getting along well with other employees and having a team attitude.

If you would like to apply for a retail job, simply post resume on our site joblistingstoday.com to give you a head start on finding employment. Prospective employers will be able to access your resume and decide if they would like to have you interview for them. You can also access our database for retail jobs that may have you at work sooner than you think.