Store Operations Careers
Store operations must be managed well in order to achieve and sustain the satisfaction of the customer and to be cost effective.
Duties: Tailors make, repair or alter clothing, especially men’s clothing.
Qualifications: Those that pursue the career of tailoring must not only have sewing skills, but also be able to assess customer needs, must meet quality standards for providing their services, and must evaluate customer satisfaction. They must also have knowledge of design techniques and the use of the design tools. They must also have knowledge of mathematics used in the construction of garments.
Education: At the minimum a high school education is needed, followed by lengthy on the job training, which could include an apprenticeship.
Duties: The candidate for this occupation is generally an employee of a retail store, who visits competing stores to gather information about the competition’s styles, quality, and prices.
Qualifications: These individuals must be detail oriented, have customer focus, a knowledge of products, pricing, must understand the customer, and be focused on the quality of a product.
Education: At the minimum a high school education or its equivalent is needed.
Duties: The personal shopper helps others shop by giving advice and making suggestions to those that are customers. Personal shoppers are generally employed by the store that they function as a personal shopper for.
Qualifications: Personal shoppers should have a sense of style and the ability to spot a bargain.
Education: The minimum of a high school diploma.
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Duties: In the retail area, the cashier is a person who scans merchandise through the cash register for the consumer to tally the costs of merchandise that the consumer is paying for.
Qualifications: Individuals pursuing this occupation should be honest and ethical due to the handling of money and goods, they should be cooperative, dependable, possess self control being calm even under difficult situations, should pay attention to detail, should show concern for others, should have an ability to tolerate stress especially when being criticized by others, should be adaptable and flexible, should have the ability to work with others, and should show some level of independence having the ability to get things done.
Education: At the minimum a high school diploma with on the job training.
Duties: The duties of a stock clerk include receiving, unpacking, storing, distributing, and recording inventory for materials or products used by a company, plant or store.
Qualifications: The ability to take orders from supervisors and others is required, along with the ability to follow directions, organizational skills and neatness are also important.
Education: At the minimum a high school education with on the job training.
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For more information on the occupation of cashier, click here on the link to O Net Online and on the link to CareerDepot.org For more information on the store operation occupation of stock clerk, click here on the link to Career Planner.com and on the link to Career One Stop Information on store operations careers can also be found in the Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance, Volume 5, by Infobase Publishing.
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