5 Job Skills You Can Take From Retail Into The “Real World” 2nd Edition

‘What do you want to be when you grow up,’ is my first question to all new hires.  We share a chuckle and then they express to me their dreams.  Perhaps it’s the teacher in me, but that night I will sit down at home to check to see how I can help to make thse dreams come… Read More

12 Aspects to Consider Before Choosing a Career in Retail.

Aspects to Celebrate: 1. Most small box stores do not open until about 9 or 10 a.m. meaning most mornings you will get to sleep in even if you hold the opening shift.  The long operating hours also grants more flexibility to accommodate those with atypical availabilities, or those who find a strict schedule too stifling.… Read More

The 6 Tricks To Nailing Your Job Interview That No One Ever Taught You

This one made me chuckle last week. I must say that you will start seeing less of me dear bloggers, as I have decided to be a grown up and got a standard 8-4 job. Time off of work will be prioritized and monopolized by my beautiful daughters…so…I will see you when I get a… Read More

Forbes Top 5 Retail Employers 2015

1. Costco Overall Rating: 3.9 out of 5 Part-time Cashier: $15.87 an hour (part time up to 24 hours) Supervisors: $48,464 average annual salary Pros: Pay, health and dental benefits, plethora of other misc. benefits, stock options (that actually pay out), paid holidays (MLK, Easter, etc.), overtime pay on Sunday, structured around teamwork. Lots of options… Read More

6 People Skills to take from Retail to Health Care

Successfully communicating all the important facts to your patients in a way that they completely understand no matter what level of knowledge they may have or not have about biology or the medical profession. In retail we have to relay our knowledge of our product or our store policies in a calm and respectful way… Read More