Retail Jobs

  • Retailers' March Sales Not as Bleak as Expected

    Retailers' March Sales Not as Bleak as Expected

    By Jessica Wohl March was not as bad as expected for U.S. retailers, at least as far as initial sales reports show, suggesting that shoppers largely ignored higher gasoline prices and other concerns to treat themselves. U.S. retailers overall are likely to show a drop in March same-store sales, hurt by... Continue Reading

  • Working Stiff: My Mall Job at Chess King

    Working Stiff: My Mall Job at Chess King

    Southridge was a typical early 1970s shopping experience: one of the new mega malls with dozens of stores on two levels and thousands of parking spaces surrounding the massive enclosed structure. One of hundreds that were popping up in Edge Cities all over the country. An advance scout in the homogenization of... Continue Reading

  • How One Retailer Thrives -- Even in Detroit's Worst Times

    How One Retailer Thrives -- Even in Detroit's Worst Times

    According to a conversation Mary Liz Curtin had with Portfolio, the worst of times may be behind the people of Detroit. Curtin is the owner of Leon & Lulu a 15,000-square foot retail store that sells gifts, clothing, and furniture. All this optimism comes from a woman whose shop continues to thrive even... Continue Reading

  • Trader Joe's: Six Figures for Assistant Managers

    Trader Joe's: Six Figures for Assistant Managers

    The secrets to Trader Joe's success are finally being discovered by analysts in the food industry, reports CNN Money. The analysts dug around to find out why Trader Joe's stores sell twice as much per square foot as Whole Foods does, why towns push for the chain to come set up shop there, and why it already... Continue Reading

  • My Spectacular Odd Job: Selling Dresses at I.Magnin

    My Spectacular Odd Job: Selling Dresses at I.Magnin

    At 23 I was selling dresses at I.Magnin in San Francisco. This was the store for Ferragamo shoes and Louis Vuitton handbags. There were seven other ladies on Fifth Floor Dresses. Each of them had been there at least 20 years (Miss Lee had been there 40 years). I was an irritation to them, the sole American,... Continue Reading

  • What It's Like to Work at Macy's

    What It's Like to Work at Macy's

    You know their famous red star emblem. You probably shop there either regularly or at least from time to time, and it is practically impossible to not get swept up in the fever of the holidays (that start earlier and earlier each year) without wondering what it is like to work at a large department store like... Continue Reading

  • Top Ten Holiday Part-Time Jobs

    Top Ten Holiday Part-Time Jobs

    Looking for a part-time job over the holidays? Now that Thanksgiving has passed the shopping season is in full swing, but no worries, many stores are still adding staff in order to keep up with the season's increased demand. Most holiday opportunities are in (or related to) retail but the the good news is... Continue Reading

  • Those 600,000 Holiday Jobs: 40 Percent Could Become Permanent

    Those 600,000 Holiday Jobs: 40 Percent Could Become Permanent

    Of the 600,000 hired for the holiday season, about 40 percent could receive permanent offers from employers, reports ABC News. That's what a recent survey by CareerBuilder.com found. Beulah Hargrove at the JCPenney store in Manhattan has been presented with such an offer. The crowds flooding the stores and... Continue Reading

  • Spending Too Much? How to Make Extra Money During The Holidays

    Spending Too Much? How to Make Extra Money During The Holidays

    Excitement fills the air during the holiday season as the stores fill up with shoppers looking for the perfect gifts to give their loved ones. This time of year also means shoppers realize that a little extra cash would make gift giving a lot easier for the holidays. Seasonal jobs are a great way to make... Continue Reading

  • Up to 600,000 Holiday Jobs Need to Be Filled NOW!

    Up to 600,000 Holiday Jobs Need to Be Filled NOW!

    It may not be your ultimate dream job, and it may not come with benefits, but as many as 600,000 new holiday jobs are opening up this season, and many employers estimate they'll keep about 10 percent of the temporary workers on for full-time positions after the last presents have been unwrapped and the last... Continue Reading

  • America's 15 Most Popular Jobs

    America's 15 Most Popular Jobs

    The following is a list of jobs with little in common. Annual salaries for these jobs range from just over $18,000 to more than $110,000. Some don't require workers to graduate high school, while others require a master's degree or higher. The reason they all appear here? They are the most popular jobs in... Continue Reading

  • California Hiring in Retail, Sales, Social Media

    California Hiring in Retail, Sales, Social Media

    California employers feel confident enough to be hiring again. And those in technology feel even more confident with the Democratic wins in the state, reports Sales-Jobs.Fins.Com. The lion's share of the hiring, at least right now, is in three sectors: retail, sales, and social media. Continue Reading

  • Not Nordstrom: But Apply at 350 West Broadway, Manhattan, Fall 2011

    Not Nordstrom: But Apply at 350 West Broadway, Manhattan, Fall 2011

    Nordstrom -- no, the new 11,000 square foot store won't be called that. That's one thing you know about this future employer in Manhattan, which, incidentally, really is Nordstrom. Continue Reading

  • Lola's Quest to Find the Ideal Job Part Two: Retail Industry

    Lola's Quest to Find the Ideal Job Part Two: Retail Industry

    During my East Coast job search adventure with AOL career diva Lisa Johnson Mandell (who also happens to be my wonderful aunt), I couldn't control the urge to take advantage of the amazing shopping in New York City. I was mostly limited to window shopping, of course, due to my non-existent salary, but Aunt Lisa... Continue Reading

  • Retail Salesperson Resume Example

    Retail Salesperson Resume Example

    Mary was seeking a position in retail sales. Her experience working in a luxury retail environment and her ability to overcome objections to close a sale and exceed company expectations for sales performance was emphasized to position her as a top contributor in her field. A competency section was used to match... Continue Reading

  • Trade Secrets of a Department Store Salesperson

    Trade Secrets of a Department Store Salesperson

    The typical department store opens at 10am. A few customers are already outside with sales fliers in hand or an armload of items to return. The phone is ringing off the hook while the red light on the phone console flashes to indicate a flurry of customers who want someone to call them back–today, of... Continue Reading

  • Confessions of a Cosmetic Salesperson

    Confessions of a Cosmetic Salesperson

    Everyone's looking for a way to pick up a few quick bucks in this economy, making many wonder if selling cosmetics is as easy and fulfilling of a career as it is touted to be. Maybe or maybe not, say a variety of sources. A few cases of cosmetics won't necessarily get you the promised Cadillac after a couple of... Continue Reading

  • Some Hope for Retail Execs

    Some Hope for Retail Execs

    By Parija B. Kavilanz, CNNMoney.com senior writer NEW YORK -- The recession has already claimed hundreds of thousands of store jobs in the past 12 months. Now it's slicing into the ranks of retailing's other talent pool -- white-collar professionals. These are store managers, district managers, all the way up... Continue Reading