This retail manager describes the challenges of her job, what she likes most, her key decisions, how to get into the industry, and work-life balance. She tells us that having a career goal when she graduated made seeing the path to get there much clearer.
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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