A key matter when writing a resume for a retailer is your work performance. There are many possible positions in the retail workforce, and so there are many different companies to choose from.
However, what matters for a hiring employer are your contributions to your previous company’s success.
After writing down a clear and well-defined career goal, write down your career summary. Although it is always nice to include things such as “great interpersonal skills and communication”, qualifications like that will be almost standard amongst all other applicants.
Thus, you should include verifiable facts and accomplishments during your previous work experience and training that will make you stand out.
Instead of simply listing down work experience one after another, include important areas of expertise that will attract the hiring employer.
Examples of areas of expertise would be warehousing, customer service, public relations, store management and administrative duties. It is important that you mention skills that meet the demands of the employer.
Some resume experts also suggest the use of PAR (Problem-Action-Results) statements in the resume. You can do this by including problems you had encountered, what actions you had taken and the end result for the establishment you worked for.
Finally, make your resume presentable as much as possible to easily attract a reader. Furnish your grammar, spelling, punctuations, and indention.
Retailer Resume Format and Example
Jerry K. Ludwig
4664 Moonlight Drive
Hopewell (mercer), NJ 08525
Searching for the position of a store manager for a reputable retail chain store.
An experienced retail store officer with good attention to detail and excellent customer service skills. Punctual and very adept at handling day-to-day retail store tasks
Store Manager, The Gap Department Store,April 2001 – Present
- Created new chic section for upscale customers.
- Placed inventory orders and tracked company sales on a daily basis.
- Managed payroll, scheduling, reports, email, inventory, and maintained clientele book and records
- Optimized cash register by making the register process more efficient.
- Improved store visibility and aesthetic appeal and improved employee satisfaction by organizing seasonal store decorating contests for employees.
Sales Associate, The Gap Department Store,July 1999 – April 2001
- Merchandised designer wear
- Set-up inventory sales and other special sales. Handled advertising for store events in the community.
- Worked with tailors and seamstresses for alterations
- Scheduled private shopping appointments with high-end customers
Bartender, Jason’s Den, February 1997 – July 1999
- Provide customer service in fast-paced bar atmosphere
- Maintained bar inventory and accounted for bar sales
- Courteous to customers at all time.
- Added improvements to bar operations, improving bar sales by 10%.
- Administrative responsibilities include processing hour and tip information for payroll and closing register
The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ
- Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and Internet