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LEAD SALES ASSOCIATE, FAIR TRADE BOUTIQUE: I Got To Know This Store As A Customer

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Lauren is a sales associate for a fair trade boutique. The Fair Trade Federation ensures that people in communities in other countries are treated fairly and paid well for their craft items. Lauren spends he typical day making sure that the store looks and feels customer friendly, and helps to answer customer questions. She found working at the store to be a natural fit for her because she started out as part of their customer base and believed in what the store was selling.

Degree: Anthropology
Job Title: Lead Sales Associate
Employer: Global Exchange

Job Summary: Retail Salespersons

Job Description

Retail sales workers include both those who sell retail merchandise and products, such as clothing, furniture, and automobiles, (called retail salespersons) and those who sell spare and replacement parts and equipment, especially car parts, (called parts salespersons). Both groups help customers find the products they want and process customers' payments.

On-the-Job Training

Moderate on-the-job training can be expected.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$10,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
14 to 20 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Irregular, Flexible, Part-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
People skills, Verbal communication skills

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<span m='11710'>one</span> <span m='11870'>of</span> <span m='11980'>the</span> <span m='12060'>founding</span> <span m='12720'>members</span> <span m='13170'>of</span> <span m='13280'>the</span> <span m='13370'>Fair</span> <span m='13640'>Trade</span> <span m='13850'>Federation,</span> <span m='14490'>which</span> <span m='14940'>ensures</span> <span m='15540'>that</span> <span m='15730'>people</span> <span m='16540'>in</span> <span m='16690'>small</span> <span m='17150'>communities</span> <span m='17670'>in</span> <span m='17840'>other</span> <span m='18110'>countries</span> <span m='18630'>are</span> <span m='18780'>treated</span> <span m='19140'>fairly</span> <span m='19610'>and</span> <span m='19790'>paid</span> <span m='20140'>well</span> <span m='20760'>for</span> <span m='21100'>their</span> <span m='21280'>crafts.</span> </p><p><span m='21990'>As</span> <span m='22260'>a</span> <span m='22320'>sales</span> <span m='22920'>associate</span> <span m='23460'>here,</span> <span m='23880'>I</span> <span m='23970'>make</span> <span m='24180'>sure</span> <span m='24420'>that</span> <span m='24710'>the</span> <span m='25050'>store</span> <span m='25640'>looks</span> <span m='26240'>and</span> <span m='26400'>feels</span> <span m='27360'>customer</span> <span m='27780'>friendly.</span> <span m='28530'>I</span> <span m='28640'>welcome</span> <span m='29040'>customers</span> <span m='29480'>all</span> <span m='29600'>the</span> <span m='29670'>time.</span> <span m='30060'>I</span> <span m='30240'>answer</span> <span m='30750'>all</span> <span m='31030'>their</span> <span m='31160'>questions</span> <span m='31650'>and</span> <span m='31720'>make</span> <span m='31870'>sure</span> <span m='32009'>that</span> <span m='32064'>I</span> <span m='32119'>have</span> <span m='32274'>the</span> <span m='32299'>right</span> <span m='32509'>answers.</span> <span m='33500'>I</span> <span m='33880'>make</span> <span m='34070'>sure</span> <span m='34260'>that</span> <span m='34470'>things</span> <span m='34710'>are</span> <span m='34790'>merchandised,</span> <span m='35560'>meaning</span> <span m='35820'>that</span> <span m='36000'>things</span> <span m='36230'>are</span> <span m='36330'>organized</span> <span m='37090'>beautifully.</span> </p><p><span m='37770'>My</span> <span m='38520'>degree</span> <span m='38870'>is</span> <span m='38970'>in</span> <span m='39070'>anthropology,</span> <span m='39910'>which</span> <span m='40090'>is</span> <span m='40210'>all</span> <span m='40730'>revolving</span> <span m='41190'>around</span> <span m='41460'>people</span> <span m='41800'>and</span> <span m='41910'>cultures.</span> <span m='42890'>And</span> <span m='43140'>I</span> <span m='43230'>actually</span> <span m='43870'>got</span> <span m='43990'>to</span> <span m='44110'>know</span> <span m='44390'>this</span> <span m='44500'>store</span> <span m='44840'>because</span> <span m='45130'>I</span> <span m='45280'>was</span> <span m='45470'>a</span> <span m='46070'>customer</span> <span m='46470'>here.</span> <span m='47190'>And</span> <span m='47710'>with</span> <span m='48990'>wanting</span> <span m='49760'>to</span> <span m='49900'>work</span> <span m='50150'>here,</span> <span m='50740'>believing</span> <span m='51320'>in</span> <span m='51490'>what</span> <span m='51960'>these</span> <span m='52150'>people</span> <span m='52400'>are</span> <span m='52480'>selling</span> <span m='53030'>and</span> <span m='53660'>how</span> <span m='53850'>they're</span> <span m='54000'>doing</span> <span m='54350'>it,</span> <span m='54820'>and</span> <span m='55120'>with</span> <span m='55370'>my</span> <span m='56890'>passion</span> <span m='57330'>of</span> <span m='57390'>working</span> <span m='57610'>with</span> <span m='57740'>people,</span> <span m='58390'>I</span> <span m='58520'>just</span> <span m='58740'>fell</span> <span m='58960'>right</span> <span m='59090'>into</span> <span m='59330'>it.</span> <span m='59417'>And</span> <span m='59505'>I</span> <span m='59592'>was</span> <span m='59636'>a</span> <span m='59680'>natural</span> <span m='60000'>fit.</span> </p><p><span m='60860'>What</span> <span m='61090'>I</span> <span m='61210'>wish</span> <span m='61570'>I</span> <span m='61620'>knew</span> <span m='61900'>in</span> <span m='62020'>high</span> <span m='62210'>school</span> <span m='62660'>is</span> <span m='62980'>that</span> <span m='63540'>there</span> <span m='63650'>are</span> <span m='63760'>stepping</span> <span m='64170'>stones.</span> <span m='65209'>It</span> <span m='65510'>takes</span> <span m='65960'>steps</span> <span m='66400'>to</span> <span m='66500'>get</span> <span m='66740'>to</span> <span m='66850'>where</span> <span m='66970'>you</span> <span m='67120'>want</span> <span m='67280'>to</span> <span m='67340'>be,</span> <span m='67480'>no</span> <span m='67600'>matter</span> <span m='67860'>what</span> <span m='68250'>field</span> <span m='68480'>it's</span> <span m='68610'>going</span> <span m='68750'>to</span> <span m='68800'>be</span> <span m='69040'>in.</span> <span m='69560'>So</span> <span m='70120'>be</span> <span m='70250'>patient</span> <span m='70640'>with</span> <span m='70770'>yourself,</span> <span m='71430'>but</span> <span m='71620'>also</span> <span m='72580'>be</span> <span m='72710'>focused,</span> <span m='73980'>and</span> <span m='74460'>you</span> <span m='74570'>will</span> <span m='74710'>get</span> <span m='74910'>to</span> <span m='75020'>where</span> <span m='75100'>you</span> <span m='75260'>want</span> <span m='75430'>to</span> <span m='75490'>be,</span> <span m='75640'>no</span> <span m='75740'>matter</span> <span m='76000'>what</span> <span m='76170'>it</span> <span m='76290'>is.</span> </p><p><span m='76920'>Also,</span> <span m='77350'>what</span> <span m='77510'>I</span> <span m='77570'>wish</span> <span m='77880'>I</span> <span m='77940'>had</span> <span m='78090'>learned</span> <span m='78950'>at</span> <span m='79035'>your</span> <span m='79120'>age,</span> <span m='79205'>in</span> <span m='79460'>high</span> <span m='79620'>school,</span> <span m='79910'>junior</span> <span m='80140'>high,</span> <span m='80390'>was</span> <span m='81310'>everyday</span> <span m='82670'>useful</span> <span m='83040'>tools</span> <span m='83370'>of</span> <span m='84050'>money</span> <span m='84410'>management.</span> <span m='85260'>How</span> <span m='85460'>to</span> <span m='85560'>balance</span> <span m='85880'>a</span> <span m='85960'>checkbook.</span> <span m='86760'>How</span> <span m='87000'>to</span> <span m='87070'>pay</span> <span m='87330'>rent.</span> <span m='88640'>Where's</span> <span m='88970'>my</span> <span m='89060'>money</span> <span m='89290'>coming</span> <span m='89610'>from?</span> <span m='90130'>How</span> <span m='90370'>do</span> <span m='90490'>I</span> <span m='90770'>manage</span> <span m='91100'>my</span> <span m='91220'>bank</span> <span m='91440'>account?</span> <span m='92190'>Everyday</span> <span m='92700'>things</span> <span m='93110'>that</span> <span m='93320'>we</span> <span m='93430'>will</span> <span m='93590'>need</span> <span m='93770'>to</span> <span m='93890'>learn</span> <span m='94090'>as</span> <span m='94200'>adults.</span> <span m='94730'>I</span> <span m='95060'>wish</span> <span m='95370'>I</span> <span m='95460'>had</span> <span m='95770'>that</span> <span m='95970'>in</span> <span m='96060'>high</span> <span m='96230'>school.</span> <span m='96535'>So</span> <span m='96840'>I</span> <span m='96950'>hope</span> <span m='97130'>you</span> <span m='97240'>get</span> <span m='97430'>it</span> <span m='97560'>somehow.</span> <span m='98640'>Good luck.</span> </p><p><span m='99240'>[LAUGHS]</span> </p>","file":{"id":385075,"video_id":"3429067838001","name":"2460-Lo-FairTradeStore1","duration":99730,"thumbnail_url":null}});