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CANDLE SHOP RETAIL CLERK: Learn How To Apply For Jobs As A Teenager

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Ruki, a retail clerk, works at a shop that sells soap and candle making supplies. She spends he typical day teaching customers how to make their own candles, soaps, and lip balms. She was part of a program that helped her as a teenager to get a job, and she recommends young people to find a similar program that can help them gain confidence in applying for jobs.

Degree: Human Development
Job Title: Retail Clerk
Employer: Juniper Tree Supplies

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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m='11470'>world</span> <span m='13120'>with</span> <span m='13230'>selling</span> <span m='13800'>lotions</span> <span m='14440'>and</span> <span m='14590'>soaps</span> <span m='15110'>and</span> <span m='16129'>things</span> <span m='16420'>like</span> <span m='16580'>that,</span> <span m='16750'>essential</span> <span m='17170'>oils</span> <span m='17630'>and</span> <span m='17800'>cosmetics</span> <span m='18260'>fragrances.</span> </p><p><span m='19270'>My</span> <span m='19490'>typical</span> <span m='19630'>day</span> <span m='19850'>at</span> <span m='20140'>work</span> <span m='20460'>is</span> <span m='21490'>helping</span> <span m='21800'>customers</span> <span m='22360'>learn</span> <span m='22550'>how</span> <span m='22750'>to</span> <span m='23450'>make</span> <span m='23910'>their</span> <span m='24110'>own</span> <span m='24230'>soaps,</span> <span m='24740'>how</span> <span m='24970'>to</span> <span m='25060'>make</span> <span m='25240'>their</span> <span 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m='40990'>parabens</span> <span m='41410'>in it.</span> <span m='41960'>So</span> <span m='42710'>I</span> <span m='42810'>help</span> <span m='43000'>a</span> <span m='43060'>lot</span> <span m='43260'>of</span> <span m='43340'>customers</span> <span m='44460'>with</span> <span m='45070'>finding</span> <span m='45450'>out</span> <span m='45630'>what</span> <span m='45830'>the</span> <span m='45920'>best</span> <span m='46160'>product</span> <span m='46440'>for</span> <span m='46530'>them</span> <span m='46770'>is.</span> </p><p><span m='47610'>I</span> <span m='47750'>actually</span> <span m='48250'>got</span> <span m='48470'>referred</span> <span m='48810'>to</span> <span m='49050'>this job</span> <span m='49500'>through</span> <span m='49680'>a</span> <span m='49710'>mutual</span> <span m='50030'>friend</span> <span m='50270'>of</span> <span m='50320'>mine.</span> <span m='50950'>And</span> <span m='51110'>we</span> <span m='51260'>actually</span> <span m='51590'>met</span> <span m='51970'>at</span> <span m='52180'>Vista</span> <span m='52430'>Community</span> <span m='52810'>College</span> <span m='53720'>about</span> <span m='54080'>a</span> <span m='54130'>couple</span> <span m='54370'>years</span> <span m='54650'>ago.</span> <span m='55360'>And</span> <span m='56120'>it's</span> <span m='56270'>good</span> <span m='56560'>to</span> <span m='56770'>network</span> <span m='57100'>and</span> <span m='57300'>meet</span> <span m='57560'>other</span> <span m='57780'>people</span> <span m='58220'>because</span> <span m='58510'>you</span> <span m='58640'>never</span> <span m='58920'>know</span> <span m='59340'>if</span> <span m='59520'>it</span> <span m='59640'>could</span> <span m='59790'>lead</span> <span m='60020'>you</span> <span m='60160'>to</span> <span m='60330'>another</span> <span m='60650'>job</span> <span m='61990'>like</span> <span m='62140'>it</span> <span m='62460'>led</span> <span m='62710'>me</span> <span m='62810'>to</span> <span m='62950'>this</span> <span m='63190'>job.</span> <span m='63550'>I</span> <span m='63660'>used</span> <span m='63870'>to</span> <span m='63940'>work</span> <span m='64110'>in</span> <span m='64170'>the</span> <span m='64239'>financial</span> <span m='64640'>aid</span> <span m='64810'>office</span> <span m='65260'>at</span> <span m='65400'>Vista.</span> <span m='66200'>And</span> <span m='67240'>I</span> <span m='67620'>was</span> <span m='67800'>looking</span> <span m='67860'>for a</span> <span m='68200'>new</span> <span m='68380'>job,</span> <span m='69160'>and</span> <span m='69320'>my</span> <span m='69460'>friend</span> <span m='70070'>said,</span> <span m='70540'>oh,</span> <span m='70670'>we're</span> <span m='70850'>hiring.</span> <span m='71500'>So</span> <span m='71710'>then</span> <span m='71890'>that's</span> <span m='72090'>how</span> <span m='72190'>I</span> <span m='72270'>got</span> <span m='72570'>my</span> <span m='72700'>job</span> <span m='73030'>currently</span> <span m='73410'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='74120'>I</span> <span m='74550'>graduated</span> <span m='74890'>from</span> <span m='75070'>Cal</span> <span m='75610'>State</span> <span m='75900'>East</span> <span m='76190'>Bay</span> <span m='76470'>and</span> <span m='76690'>I</span> <span m='76720'>was</span> <span m='76850'>a</span> <span m='76900'>transfer</span> <span m='77340'>student.</span> <span m='78220'>And</span> <span m='78390'>so</span> <span m='78680'>now</span> <span m='79330'>I'm</span> <span m='79580'>learning</span> <span m='79970'>how</span> <span m='80190'>to--</span> <span m='81980'>just</span> <span m='82200'>more</span> <span m='82380'>job</span> <span m='82640'>experience</span> <span m='83350'>so</span> <span m='83490'>that</span> <span m='83670'>I</span> <span m='83720'>can</span> <span m='85390'>get</span> <span m='85570'>that</span> <span m='86790'>under</span> <span m='87160'>my belt.</span> <span m='87510'>And</span> <span m='87700'>it</span> <span m='87940'>could</span> <span m='88070'>look</span> <span m='88270'>good</span> <span m='88440'>on my</span> <span m='88796'>resume.</span> </p><p><span m='89510'>In</span> <span m='89670'>high</span> <span m='89820'>school,</span> <span m='90230'>I</span> <span m='90390'>learned</span> <span m='90810'>that</span> <span m='91850'>you</span> <span m='92040'>were</span> <span m='92160'>able</span> <span m='92470'>to</span> <span m='92520'>get</span> <span m='92870'>a</span> <span m='93370'>worker's</span> <span m='93950'>permit</span> <span m='94350'>if</span> <span m='94550'>you're</span> <span m='95720'>at</span> <span m='96220'>least</span> <span m='97080'>15,</span> <span m='97660'>if</span> <span m='97800'>I'm</span> <span m='97910'>not</span> <span m='98110'>mistaken.</span> <span m='99120'>And</span> <span m='99270'>the</span> <span m='99360'>program</span> <span m='99900'>that</span> <span m='100110'>I</span> <span m='101160'>was</span> <span m='101520'>part</span> <span m='101800'>of</span> <span m='102000'>they</span> <span m='102120'>helped</span> <span m='102340'>me</span> <span m='102510'>interview.</span> <span m='103630'>They</span> <span m='104050'>also</span> <span m='104310'>helped</span> <span m='104500'>me</span> <span m='104630'>fill</span> <span m='104870'>out</span> <span m='104980'>a</span> <span m='105020'>resume.</span> <span m='105960'>And</span> <span m='106150'>so</span> <span m='106830'>they</span> <span m='107260'>had</span> <span m='107700'>job</span> <span m='107950'>placements,</span> <span m='108600'>but</span> <span m='108720'>they</span> <span m='108860'>also</span> <span m='110000'>referred</span> <span m='110480'>you</span> <span m='110650'>to</span> <span m='110760'>jobs.</span> <span m='111730'>And</span> <span m='111920'>so</span> <span m='112150'>that</span> <span m='112360'>you</span> <span m='112490'>were</span> <span m='112580'>able</span> <span m='114350'>take</span> <span m='114670'>classes</span> <span m='115440'>to</span> <span m='115600'>help</span> <span m='115860'>you</span> <span m='116060'>apply</span> <span m='116400'>for</span> <span m='116590'>something</span> <span m='117020'>that</span> <span m='117210'>you</span> <span m='117290'>may</span> <span m='117440'>not</span> <span m='117780'>have</span> <span m='118010'>felt</span> <span m='118520'>that</span> <span m='118740'>you</span> <span m='121570'>might</span> <span m='121850'>be</span> <span m='122090'>eligible</span> <span m='122640'>for.</span> </p><p><span m='123260'>But</span> <span m='123800'>this</span> <span m='124040'>program</span> <span m='124430'>that</span> <span m='124590'>I</span> <span m='125170'>was</span> <span m='125480'>part</span> <span m='125740'>of</span> <span m='125850'>in</span> <span m='125940'>high</span> <span m='126120'>school</span> <span m='126970'>gave</span> <span m='127200'>me</span> <span m='127320'>more</span> <span m='127560'>confidence</span> <span m='128229'>to</span> <span m='128400'>apply</span> <span m='128729'>to</span> <span m='128850'>jobs</span> <span m='129710'>and</span> <span m='129870'>give</span> <span m='130050'>a</span> <span m='130139'>resume.</span> <span m='130840'>And see if</span> <span m='131320'>somebody</span> <span m='131710'>was</span> <span m='131840'>hiring</span> <span m='132990'>and</span> <span m='133820'>how</span> <span m='133960'>to</span> <span m='134110'>approach</span> <span m='135640'>the</span> <span m='135870'>job</span> <span m='136130'>market</span> <span m='136660'>as</span> <span m='136920'>far</span> <span m='137110'>as</span> <span m='137310'>being</span> <span m='137540'>a</span> <span m='137620'>teenager</span> <span m='138380'>and</span> <span m='138550'>looking</span> <span m='138810'>for</span> <span m='138940'>something</span> <span m='139480'>on</span> <span m='139710'>the</span> <span m='139800'>weekends.</span> <span m='140580'>And</span> <span m='140740'>how</span> <span m='140870'>many</span> <span m='141130'>hours</span> <span m='141550'>I</span> <span m='141640'>could</span> <span m='141910'>work</span> <span m='142750'>as</span> <span m='142930'>far</span> <span m='143180'>as</span> <span m='143700'>a</span> <span m='144130'>worker</span> <span m='144970'>while</span> <span m='145440'>going to</span> <span m='145520'>high</span> <span m='145680'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='146470'>I</span> <span m='146560'>would</span> <span m='146740'>recommend</span> <span m='147840'>for</span> <span m='148100'>all</span> <span m='149650'>teenagers</span> <span m='150490'>that</span> <span m='150710'>if</span> <span m='150830'>they</span> <span m='151110'>have</span> <span m='152750'>programs</span> <span m='153290'>like</span> <span m='153460'>that</span> <span m='153730'>either</span> <span m='153970'>through</span> <span m='154140'>high</span> <span m='154330'>school,</span> <span m='154770'>you</span> <span m='154870'>can</span> <span m='155060'>talk</span> <span m='155320'>to</span> <span m='156100'>your</span> <span m='156240'>counselor</span> <span m='156740'>at</span> <span m='156830'>school</span> <span m='157170'>to</span> <span m='157280'>see</span> <span m='157440'>if</span> <span m='157520'>there's</span> <span m='157750'>any</span> <span m='158030'>type</span> <span m='158270'>of</span> <span m='158380'>programs</span> <span m='158890'>like</span> <span m='159040'>that</span> <span m='159230'>available.</span> <span m='160160'>And</span> <span m='160300'>I</span> <span m='160350'>would</span> <span m='160500'>say</span> <span m='160710'>take</span> <span m='160930'>advantage</span> <span m='161450'>of</span> <span m='161500'>that.</span> <span m='161910'>So</span> <span m='161980'>then</span> <span m='162260'>you</span> <span m='162440'>could</span> <span m='163140'>learn</span> <span m='163300'>how</span> <span m='163420'>to</span> <span m='163980'>build</span> <span m='164250'>your</span> <span m='164380'>resume,</span> <span m='165200'>build</span> <span m='165480'>more</span> <span m='165760'>confidence</span> <span m='166280'>with</span> <span m='166420'>yourself</span> <span m='167930'>when</span> <span m='168170'>you</span> <span m='168250'>have</span> <span m='168380'>to</span> <span m='168480'>do</span> <span m='168650'>interviews.</span> <span m='170780'>So</span> <span m='170970'>yeah,</span> <span m='171140'>I</span> <span m='171240'>would</span> <span m='171420'>totally</span> <span m='172120'>take</span> <span m='172340'>part</span> <span m='172540'>in</span> <span m='172620'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='172860'>Because</span> <span m='173180'>then</span> <span m='173380'>when</span> <span m='173540'>you</span> <span m='173580'>get</span> <span m='173760'>your</span> <span m='173880'>paycheck,</span> <span m='174700'>that's</span> <span m='174990'>totally</span> <span m='175500'>one</span> <span m='175710'>of</span> <span m='175770'>the</span> <span m='175880'>best</span> <span m='176150'>days</span> <span m='176380'>of</span> <span m='176480'>the</span> <span m='176580'>week.</span> <span m='177620'>After</span> <span m='177910'>you've</span> <span m='178060'>worked</span> <span m='178310'>for</span> <span m='178410'>like</span> <span m='178620'>two</span> <span m='178820'>weeks,</span> <span m='179070'>you</span> <span m='179170'>get</span> <span m='179340'>your</span> <span m='179460'>paycheck</span> <span m='179950'>and</span> <span m='180060'>then</span> <span m='180190'>it's</span> <span m='180340'>all</span> <span m='180550'>yours.</span> </p>","file":{"id":394292,"video_id":"3501645730001","name":"2544-Ruki-RetailCandlesOils1","duration":181975,"thumbnail_url":null}});