Career outlook for sales assistant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would serve customers and look after stock in a shop such as a supermarket, fashion store or department store.
Your aim would be to help people have a great shopping experience. You could work in a large chain store or a smaller independent retailer. Your place of work might be anywhere, but would probably be on your local high street or in a shopping centre.
- Serve and advise customers
- Take payments
- Help customers to find the goods they want
- Order goods and look after stock
- Give information on products and prices
- Stack shelves or display goods in an attractive way
- Arrange window displays
- Promote special offers or store cards
- Handle complaints or pass them on to a manager
Some stores, for example mobile phone shops, DIY or electrical goods stores, may expect you to have a lot of knowledge about their products before you apply.
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- Verbal communication
- Working with numbers
- Attention to detail
- Managing resources
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