The most popular jobs in retail today are salespersons, cashiers and customer service representatives. A quick glance at a leading technology store in most malls that sells televisions, computer components and electronics of all kinds reveals one or two managers and anywhere from one to six or more salespeople. They are usually paid a base salary and rely on some type of commission.
Indeed, retail jobs are all about selling a marked up item or service. In effect, that makes every employee a salesperson or at least that is what the owners of the retailer desire. Salespeople are everywhere: cellular service and device retailers, automobile dealerships, electronic “big box” stores, clothiers, jewelers and the list goes on and on.
As far as retail jobs statistics are concerned the most popular jobs in retail are front-line positions where a salesperson directly interacts with a potential customer, answering questions and suggesting certain goods and services. This position requires great personal communication skills, a definite degree of approachability and the confidence and knowledge of how to close a deal. Some salespeople work part-time. [Read more…]