JC, who manages a music record store that hosts in-store musical performances, describes what he loves most about his job, its challenges, and how hard it is to get a job in this field. In ANY field, the trick to success is to look for what needs to be done, and start doing it. If you're successful, you'll be rewarded.
Store managers supervise a retail organization's staff, meet customer needs and plan and coordinate sales, merchandising and budgeting. In order to effectively perform the multitude of tasks required, managers should work well under pressure and with deadlines, and have significant experience in retail business and human resources. They also need strong leadership, interpersonal and multitasking skills.
Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.
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