How to Hire for the Retail Industry
APRIL 29, 2013
The lovely world of retail. If your business is going to be a successful retail establishment, you need to make sure you hire some great people to show off the amazing products you have and provide your customers with a world renowned shopping experience. Retail HR.
What to Include on a Resume for Retail
Careers Done Write
AUGUST 8, 2014
Dear Deb: Is it necessary to bring a resume for a job at a retail shop in the mall? You may have handled cash transactions, tracked inventory, and learned about product offerings. What would it say?
Employment References in Retail
MAY 13, 2013
This is normally a very standard process in many industries but I have found it is not uncommon for retail employers to completely skip this step of the hiring process. We were so close to making the job offer to a candidate who blatantly lied and thought nothing of it.
What Would an "HR Store" Based on the Apple Retail Concept Look Like? (w/August Webinar Offer)
AUGUST 14, 2012
Apple retail leader Ron Johnson is now heading JCPenny and doing everthing thing he can to dramatically change the look and feel of the traditional retailer - to the point it seems he's trying to get fired as quickly as possible.
3 Ways to Boost your Retail Recruiting Efforts in 2014 #recruittrends
JANUARY 12, 2014
Unemployment is steadily declining and the retail sector has seen an increase in jobs. When looking at recruiting trends, it is important to consider some of the differences in hiring for the retail sector. 3 ways to boost your retail recruiting efforts in 2014.
77% of Companies Offer Flexible Work Schedules. Does Yours?
NOVEMBER 6, 2012
And employees are just about willing to do anything for employers that offer a flexible work program including taking a cut in pay, reduce their vacation time, and never shower again. My company, Xceptional HR offers infographic design services as well as content creation.
Nearly Half of Employers Plan to Offer Grads Signing Bonuses in 2014
OCTOBER 23, 2013
Nearly half of the respondents to the Job Outlook 2014 survey have plans to offer signing bonuses to Class of 2014 college graduates. percent plan to offer signing bonuses to 2014 bachelor’s degree graduates. Bonuses, however, won’t be offered across the board.
Urban Outfitters Will Keep Asking Employees to Work for Free
OCTOBER 13, 2015
Many hourly employees also offered to pitch in – an offer which we appreciated, but declined in order to ensure full compliance with all applicable labor laws and regulations. It was once a common retail scheduling practice, but it’s increasingly common for retailers to employ availability agreements instead, which allow for more flexibility for workers, and the ability to refuse call in shifts within their availability. Moreover, these are common practices in retail.
resume review offer ends at midnight tonight
Ask A Manager
MARCH 31, 2011
About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager resume review offer ends at midnight tonight March 31, 2011 As I mentioned yesterday , I wildly underestimated what the response would be to my resume review offer , so I’m going to end it earlier than the one-week period I’d initially planned.
Who's Hiring in Retail Vol 3
JANUARY 3, 2011
CareerAlley Career advice, job search advice and job search site reviews Comments By Email Posts Jobs powered by Simply Hired « Don’t Run with Sissors Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed » Who’s Hiring in Retail Vol 3 “ There is only one boss. Well into the Holiday shopping season, and what better time to revisit Retail than now? Top of the site (when I checked) indicated that there were over 63,000 retail job opportunities.
Glassdoor’s Top 20 Employee Perks
Evil HR Lady
FEBRUARY 8, 2017
IKEA offers up to four months of paid parental leave to both part-time and full-time employees with at least one year of experience at the company, regardless of whether they work at a retail store or the corporate headquarters. Why this is “legendary”: The thing I like most about this perk is that it hits two neglected categories–part-time employees and retail employees. Happy to see part-time and retail employees getting a great perk.
Top 5 Shameful Office Sins to Stay Clear of
The Undercover Recruiter
FEBRUARY 10, 2017
There’s always one person in the office who never offers to make the teas or coffees, yet are the first to put their order in. Or that person who is always online checking their own social media accounts, playing games or indulging in a bit of retail shopping.
Theft at Interviews: Seven Prudent Precautions
Sklover Working Wisdom
FEBRUARY 15, 2011
At the end of her three-hour initial interview, Amanda was asked to come back the next week for a “final interview” with the website’s principal investor, who would make the final decision about the terms of a job offer. While resumes and portfolios show your potential value, don’t offer more than you feel is appropriate. In fact, there was a fascinating article on the changing nature of the retail jewelry business in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal.”.
1/4 of Companies Offer Workplace Sabbaticals. Why You Should Too
AUGUST 27, 2013
Sabbaticals are nothing new, though the industries in which we are seeing them offered are growing. In fact, nearly one-fourth of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For offer sabbaticals, and their industries include everything from retail stores to software companies.
my parents say I should offer to work for free for a week to prove myself to employers
Ask A Manager
FEBRUARY 5, 2014
I am actively looking for a job, but most of my actual experience is in retail and I’m trying to get more into clerical work (or really just out of the service industry in general). A reader writes: I’ve read your posts about working for free (unintentionally) as part of the hiring process as a form of “spec” work for technical jobs, but I think I have a different question to ask in the same neighborhood.
“Stranded and abandoned on overseas assignment. What to do?”
Sklover Working Wisdom
FEBRUARY 28, 2011
The severance package offered is one year. Last week I reviewed the policies of a European retailer; they had no written policies on the subject. Agreements and Contracts Offer/"Welcome" Aboard Letters Q & AQuestion: Hi, Alan. After 31+ years with a Fortune 500 company as a Vice President, I have just received notice of my job elimination.
“Employers Seek Job Candidates with Empathy – A Critical, Yet Scarce, Attribute”
Sklover Working Wisdom
JANUARY 21, 2015
I need great product designers, and IT people aren’t always great at aesthetics,” says the CIO of one of Europe’s largest retailers at a conference in Berlin recently, describing his hiring challenges. Infor, he says, offers “beautiful business software for your business processes.” Knowing “What to Say and How to Say It”™ in response to an offer of a Retention Bonus is a crucial part of that “navigating,” and an important part of that knowledge and understanding you need.
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Personal Excellence Blog
SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
Limited Time Launch Offer! As a special launch offer, I’m taking 10% off the retail price —which means you can get The One-Stop Emotional Eating Program at ONLY $27 $24.30 ! Are you a binge eater? Do you overeat at times? Do you sometimes use food to comfort yourself?
The Keys To Success In Discount eCommerce
JUNE 22, 2014
One avenue that some of the biggest retailers in the world have decided to travel down is the discount retail road. Stormy Simon and Overstock.com actually got into the game rather late, but have become known as one of the most popular online discount retailers in the world.
*Grab it now* – half price on The Science of Successful Job Hunting!
DECEMBER 12, 2014
The book retails at £19.99 The Science of Successful Job Hunting book promo special offer There’s no better time to get into the spirit of giving than at Christmas!
Formatting Your Resume Specifically for Recruiters | Career Rocketeer
JANUARY 18, 2011
For instance, this would work for a retail sales manager who started out managing a 7-11, but who now oversees a multimillion-dollar Wal-Mart Supercenter. She creates high-impact, best-in-class resumes and cover letters that transform job searches into interviews and ultimately job offers.
I was asked to interview again after getting an offer, sticking it at out at a bad new job, and more
Ask A Manager
MAY 1, 2015
I thought I had an offer but now they want me to do another interview. The first person had more related job experience, but she turned down their offer. The manager provided me with an offer and said he just need to get it signed off from another supervisor. I asked whether there may be a chance to have the offer not approved by the other team members, and he said yes. I am really puzzled by being offered the job and now moving to this point.
OFFER A Money Back Guarantee
Guerrilla Job Hunting
MAY 31, 2010
Blog powered by TypePad Member since 06/2005 « Flyers II | Main | Hold a contest or lottery and sell tickets » Monday, May 31, 2010 OFFER A Money Back Guarantee There are three reasons you want to offer a money backguarantee.
15 Links to the Best Places to Work
JULY 8, 2014
Retail Companies to Work For – Continuing on the About.com theme, this article from Forbes provides a similar view for Retail with lots of information on each company. There are related articles at the bottom of the page as well as tabs at the top of the page related to Retail.
Life After TGIF: Getting a New Balance
Ms. Career Girl
MARCH 5, 2016
Once you get oriented, you’ll find a virtual smorgasbord of discounts and deals, off-peak specials that are offered by just about every kind of retailer you can imagine. The post Life After TGIF: Getting a New Balance appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Ok, you’ve made the leap.
answering questions from your old employer after you've moved on
Ask A Manager
FEBRUARY 21, 2011
I’m thinking soon after I could be polite and offer some level of help but where do I draw the line and say “hey guys, I m not getting paid for this. So, whenever she needs help with a tough situation (and she has), I’m happy to offer.
Industries That Benefit the Most from Social Media
MARCH 27, 2012
Retail. But traditional retailers and outlets are getting in the game as well. According to CBS News, 45% of retailers are active on social media. More and more businesses these days are catching on to the fact that social media is kind of a big deal.
short answer Saturday: another job search edition — Ask a Manager
Ask A Manager
JANUARY 29, 2011
Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out? I offered to come in and have the arrangement be a trial unpaid internship to familiarize myself with the operations of this organization and see if they like me. Should I offer to work for free so a company can try me out?
Translating Skills For A Career Transition
JULY 28, 2015
I’ll use a basic retail sales position here – something everyone can identify: Traditional Job Ad/Post: Help Wanted. Retail Sales Position. The retail organization is seeking highly motivated sales staff for a large electronic retailer.
Tips To Dressing For Success For Women In Business
Ms. Career Girl
DECEMBER 20, 2016
For women in high retail sales, wearing the brand being sold might seem like the right move. If the job offered is the lowest position, dress like a CEO. The post Tips To Dressing For Success For Women In Business appeared first on Ms. Career Girl.
Valentine's Day round-up
Ask A Manager
FEBRUARY 14, 2011
how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? how can I convince my husband I can’t accept a job offer on his behalf? update: boss expects slippers offered to her new employee feels awkward and left out when should internships come off your resume?
Just Ask and Keep a Straight Face - You'll be Glad You Did.
MARCH 20, 2012
Retail, as they say, is for suckers. Too many HR people respect the retail sticker price. When is the last time you tried to shock someone with your first offer in a negotiation? Too good from a reader not to share. Becki writes in off the post last week " #Winning - Win Your Next HR Negotiation By Being the First to Name Your Price ": "Tried something like this last week. Got a quote from a vendor for expanded services. Replied back asking for a 70% discount.
Can I Please Quit without Notice?
Evil HR Lady
JULY 7, 2016
You should wait until you receive a formal offer from Company B and then tell company B that you can start in two weeks because you need to give your current employer two weeks notice. Yes, I understand that lots of people quit on the spot in fast food and retail. So, wait until you get the offer. To start off, yes I have read all the other posts of yours pertaining to this topic but none of the posts seem to apply to people working in positions other than office jobs.
How to Source, Hire, & Recruit Candidates on Instagram
OCTOBER 9, 2012
Through the recent upgrade, Instagram now offers the ability to “explore,” source, and search the application for both users and via hashtags just like Twitter. Instragram. It’s just for snapping, sharing and “love”-ing pictures, right?
5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Job Search
AUGUST 4, 2016
For example: I’m a Retail Marketing Expert with 15 years of experience in launching new product lines, transforming eCommerce strategies, and attaining double-digit revenue targets. Stronger impression = higher initial salary offer. 5 Mistakes That Can Sabotage Your Job Search.
14% of Zappos Employees Quit Rather Than Work in System Without Managers.
MAY 11, 2015
The company said it was offering the option to eligible employees in order to expedite the new system's adoption. Now that the deadline has passed, it turns out that 210 employees , or about 14 percent of the online retailer's 1,500 workers, have taken Hsieh up on it. What's next at Zappos? Commune? Nude Commune?
Seasonal Jobs are Available Year-Round – Here are Some Examples
NOVEMBER 12, 2012
Retail stores, amusement parks, restaurants, and many types of entertainment spots become busier than usual at certain times of the year, which is why seasonal help is needed. Summer camps offer many seasonal positions to people who want to work during the summer months.
Job Seekers: Why You Want An Opportunity – Not A Job
OCTOBER 4, 2015
If you’re a 16 year old, your job experiences offer opportunities to discover your strengths and can influence your educational pursuits. A real basic example: I had an earlier career in retail sales.
Can You Work Your Passion in a Lousy Executive Job Market?
Executive Career Brand
JUNE 1, 2010
by Meg Guiseppi on June 1, 2010 · 2 comments A client prospect I spoke with recently, a COO in retail, was struggling with whether or not it was time to transition away from the corporate world.
Zebit Challenge Day 3: Budgeting Curveballs (Ouch, I’ve Been Hit!)
MARCH 31, 2016
In fact, did you know that people who use rent-to-own services can end up paying four times the retail amount? The good news is that besides financial education, Zebit alleviates curve ball expense stressors by offering access to a worry-free and interest-free credit model called a ZebitLine. Members can use this credit in the Zebit Market , which features thousands of name brand products at retail prices, to make large or unexpected purchases while paying for them over time.