Sample Resume: Retail

retail employee manager sample resumeCompiling a resume in which the majority of your experience comes from retail may seem difficult at first. "I worked at this store, I sold these products" is the typical mindset of many retail employees. However, with a little thought, you can make your retail experience work for you. Think about what you've done to go above and beyond the typical employees at your store. Have you received any accolades or awards? What have you done that is quantifiable by numbers or percentages?

Search Job Openings

In Partnership With

Michelle Jobseeker
500 Berry St. • Chicago, IL 60601 • (312) 555-1020
michelle.jobseeker@aol.com


Summary
Retail sales professional with seven years' experience. Proven history of first-rate leadership, customer service and sales ability. Excellent merchandising, retail math and communication skills.


Professional Experience

The Big Store; Chicago, IL
Assistant Manager, 4/2009 - Present

  • Manage store with monthly sales volume of $2 million+.
  • Hire, schedule and train 60+ staff members.
  • Launched customer-retention program using monthly, emailed coupons. Signed up more than 3,000 customers and increased overall store sales by 15 percent during first six months of program.
  • Won national customer service award for managing store with highest customer satisfaction rating.
  • Increased overall store sales by 30 percent during tenure.
  • Implemented and created curriculum for staff in-service days, to help sales associates learn better customer service and sales skills.

Pretty Clothes; Chicago, IL
Department Manager, 1/2006 - 4/2009

  • Promoted from sales associate to department manager.
  • Oversaw children's clothing department and 12 staff members.
  • Reduced department losses by 62 percent.
  • Provided excellent department customer service through rectifying complaints, exchanging merchandise and answering questions.
  • Managed daily department shipments and inventory.

Sales Associate, 12/2004 - 12/2006

  • Met or exceeded sales quota for all 24 months of employment.
  • Top-selling employee during 2005 holiday season.
  • Won "Rookie of the Year" award for excellent customer service and sales efforts.

Education

Hudson Community College, 2002-2004
A.S., Retail Management


Next: Adventures In Retail: Confessions From The Fitting Room



Don't Miss: Companies Hiring Now


Stories from Glassdoor.com


Filed under: Resumes, Retail

CareerBuilder

Editor

CareerBuilder is the global leader in human capital solutions, helping companies target and attract their most important asset – their people. CareerBuilder.com’s team of career advisers, editors and writers are experts in job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Get daily job advice on www.TheWorkBuzz.com, follow CareerBuilder on Twitter at www.twitter.com/careerbuilder and become a fan of CareerBuilder on FaceBook.

Add a Comment

*0 / 3000 Character Maximum

Search Jobs

In Partnership With
Keywords:
Location:

Search Articles

Top Companies Hiring

July 20 - July 27

Looking for work? See what companies added new openings this week.

×

Check out our new Map Search

Locate your next job using the new AOL Jobs Map Search!

Pin down your next great opportunity today.