Many people ask me "Why retail?!" Here are my top reasons for choosing retail jobs over any other type of job:
Greater people skills: Working in retail allows you to interact face-to-face with customers. Communicating regularly throughout your workday can help improve your interpersonal skills and put you in touch with people you may have never met otherwise.
Flexible scheduling: Many retail employers offer flexible hours for their employees, making it easier for you to find a work schedule that fits your personal schedule. This type of scheduling even makes it easier for students or part-time employees who have another job apart from their retail position.
Employee discounts: Most companies offer employee discounts on their products and services. Therefore, apart from the regular sales the retailer offers, you can also take advantage of these added sales as an employee.
Physical activity: Retail employees typically work on their feet all day long. As opposed to desk jobs where you remain sedentary for most of your shift, a retail position involves a lot of physical movement which can help improve your energy levels.
You nailed it right. Thanks your post just made my day with lots of hopes.
I think you nailed this right on the head @Tara Carlson! Working in the retail industry also allows you to gain experience in so many other areas beyond just sales. You learn marketing, customer service, merchandising, etc. which is super helpful in advancing your career.
I agree with this!