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RETAIL MANAGER, GARDEN CHAIN, IN-DEPTH: It's A Field With Something For Everyone

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Michael, who oversees a number of stores that specialize in garden supplies and products, describes what he loves about his job, its challenges, and how hard it is to get a job in his field. A lot of people gravitate to retail because it holds something for everyone: art, customer service, design, numbers, and cool merchandize. It's an industry that's always looking for good people and hard workers.

Degree: Graphic Design
Job Title: Retail Manager, Garden Chain

Job Summary: Retail Store Manager

Job Description

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.

On-the-Job Training

Limited on-the-job training. Most managers will have worked in retail previously as salespeople.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $60,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
6 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Flexible
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, Teamwork, People skills

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<span m='13700'>a</span> <span m='13730'>new</span> <span m='13880'>product</span> <span m='14180'>coming,</span> <span m='14830'>working</span> <span m='15110'>with</span> <span m='15220'>customers,</span> <span m='15790'>working</span> <span m='16040'>with</span> <span m='16149'>people.</span> </p><p><span m='17620'>A</span> <span m='17700'>lot</span> <span m='17900'>of</span> <span m='18130'>talking</span> <span m='18510'>with</span> <span m='18650'>different</span> <span m='18930'>people,</span> <span m='19210'>whether</span> <span m='19460'>it</span> <span m='19530'>be</span> <span m='19700'>customers</span> <span m='20160'>coming</span> <span m='20500'>in,</span> <span m='20900'>or</span> <span m='22420'>dealing</span> <span m='22690'>with</span> <span m='22850'>employees.</span> <span m='24300'>Especially</span> <span m='24710'>on</span> <span m='24790'>a</span> <span m='24840'>management</span> <span m='25290'>level,</span> <span m='25610'>of</span> <span m='25670'>course,</span> <span m='26050'>you're</span> <span m='27590'>talking</span> <span m='27880'>to</span> <span m='27950'>people</span> <span m='28250'>about</span> <span m='28640'>the</span> <span m='28720'>different</span> <span m='29430'>jobs</span> <span m='29850'>of</span> <span m='29950'>the</span> <span m='30050'>day,</span> <span m='30390'>and</span> <span m='30550'>then</span> <span m='30700'>maybe</span> <span m='30950'>the</span> <span m='31050'>goals</span> <span m='31360'>for</span> <span m='31430'>the</span> <span m='31520'>week.</span> </p><p><span m='33500'>Everything</span> <span m='33790'>from</span> <span m='34040'>numbers,</span> <span m='34420'>if</span> <span m='34500'>you're</span> <span m='34640'>interested</span> <span m='35010'>in</span> <span m='35150'>numbers</span> <span m='35660'>and</span> <span m='35770'>stuff--</span> <span m='36670'>that's</span> <span m='36820'>one of</span> <span m='36940'>the</span> <span m='37050'>things</span> <span m='37230'>that's</span> <span m='37320'>really</span> <span m='37550'>cool</span> <span m='37750'>about</span> <span m='37960'>retail,</span> <span m='38690'>is</span> <span m='40050'>there's</span> <span m='40420'>so</span> <span m='40640'>many</span> <span m='40830'>things</span> <span m='41060'>to</span> <span m='41350'>it.</span> <span m='41490'>So</span> <span m='41610'>if</span> <span m='41680'>you</span> <span m='41810'>like</span> <span m='42060'>numbers,</span> <span m='42440'>numbers</span> <span m='42740'>are</span> <span m='42820'>there.</span> </p><p><span m='43140'>If</span> <span m='43210'>you</span> <span m='43370'>like the</span> <span m='43990'>creative</span> <span m='44470'>side</span> <span m='44920'>in</span> <span m='44960'>merchandising,</span> <span m='45720'>in</span> <span m='45800'>color</span> <span m='46260'>and</span> <span m='46380'>shape</span> <span m='46680'>and</span> <span m='46770'>all</span> <span m='46920'>that,</span> <span m='48010'>you</span> <span m='48200'>certainly</span> <span m='48540'>have</span> <span m='48760'>that</span> <span m='48910'>in</span> <span m='49000'>retail</span> <span m='49410'>also.</span> <span m='49990'>That's</span> <span m='50130'>one of the</span> <span m='50200'>reasons</span> <span m='50430'>why</span> <span m='50520'>I</span> <span m='50560'>think</span> <span m='50740'>a</span> <span m='50780'>lot</span> <span m='50930'>of</span> <span m='50980'>people</span> <span m='51570'>will</span> <span m='51750'>gravitate</span> <span m='52330'>towards</span> <span m='52560'>retail,</span> <span m='52930'>because</span> <span m='53550'>there's</span> <span m='53740'>usually</span> <span m='54080'>something</span> <span m='54500'>for</span> <span m='54650'>everybody</span> <span m='55120'>in it.</span> </p><p><span m='56870'>It's</span> <span m='57060'>really</span> <span m='57490'>not</span> <span m='57770'>hard</span> <span m='58220'>to</span> <span m='58350'>get</span> <span m='58540'>a</span> <span m='58600'>job</span> <span m='58970'>in</span> <span m='59050'>retail,</span> <span m='59430'>because</span> <span m='59680'>there's</span> <span m='59830'>so</span> <span m='59980'>much</span> <span m='60310'>of it.</span> <span m='60980'>So</span> <span m='62110'>what</span> <span m='62520'>I</span> <span m='62660'>think</span> <span m='62860'>is</span> <span m='63010'>hard</span> <span m='63360'>is</span> <span m='63510'>to find--</span> <span m='64870'>not necessarily</span> <span m='65160'>hard,</span> <span m='65540'>but</span> <span m='65670'>it</span> <span m='65740'>can</span> <span m='65850'>be</span> <span m='65970'>difficult</span> <span m='66560'>to</span> <span m='66660'>find</span> <span m='67950'>the</span> <span m='68070'>retail</span> <span m='68530'>that</span> <span m='68630'>suits</span> <span m='69070'>you.</span> <span m='69350'>Again,</span> <span m='69600'>because</span> <span m='69790'>there's</span> <span m='69950'>so</span> <span m='70110'>much.</span> 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m='92890'>to the East</span> <span m='93180'>Coast.</span> <span m='95670'>There's</span> <span m='95870'>always</span> <span m='96150'>going</span> <span m='96260'>to</span> <span m='96310'>be</span> <span m='96480'>retail.</span> <span m='97080'>And</span> <span m='97260'>retail</span> <span m='98280'>is</span> <span m='98500'>an</span> <span m='98610'>industry</span> <span m='99120'>that's</span> <span m='99670'>always</span> <span m='100030'>looking</span> <span m='100380'>for</span> <span m='100680'>good</span> <span m='100980'>people.</span> </p>","file":{"id":346932,"video_id":"3134120844001","name":"1909-Michael-RetailOversee2","duration":101495,"thumbnail_url":null}});