Sales associates can be found in almost every retail outlet. These individuals are responsible for helping customers find what they want and helping them make decisions that will lead to a sale. The best candidates for this position have a positive, friendly attitude and are excellent at oral communication. There are no formal education requirements for this position, making it an ideal entry-level job.
There are a number of physical requirements that you will need to fulfill to meet the needs of this position. Most sales associates spend the majority of their shifts standing or walking. The ability to lift heavy objects and to help customers access hard to reach items will almost certainly be required.
Because this position serves as such an ideal gateway position to many other opportunities, there is a great deal of competition when a sales associate opening becomes available. A well-crafted resume like the one below will increase your chances of being hired.
|89 Greenfield Rd
Boston, MA 02108
|Skilled sales associate with four years of experience in the retail field. Self-motivated and highly energetic. Highly skilled in communicating with customers and influencing the direction of a sale. Good with numbers and capable of learning new technology as desired. Very flexible regarding shifts and time requirements.|
|Areas of Expertise
•Point of sale hardware and software
•Stock and inventory
•Communication with management and other sales associates
•Daily cleaning and maintenance
•Stock facing and proper sales presentation
|Sales Associate, Famous Footwear||8/2011 – present|
|Meet customers as they enter the store and facilitate their needs in order to make a sale. Received Employee of the Year honors in 2013. Key responsibilities include:
•Provide superior customer service from the moment a person walks through the door until they check out at the register.
|Courtesy Clerk, Green Grocer Supermarkets||3/2010 – 7/2011|
|Provided customer service at the front end of a high volume grocery store. Key responsibilities included:
•Handled fast-paced front end environment.
|Education •High School Diploma, Portland Union High School, Portland, ME, 2010|