If you would like to be in a retail position then you will need to be interested in selling, products, working in a store setting and working a shift pattern which will include working weekends.
If you haven’t had any previous experience in this area then ensure you have done as much research as possible. You will need to be a confident communicator and able to work in a busy and sometimes pressurised environment. Your customer service skills will need to be second to none.
Retail Manager is responsible for administering both store operations and sales teams. This position is accountable for driving operational, visual and customer service standards to the highest level.
A good Retail Manager should have professional manners, excellent communication and negotiation skills and should be able to identify best business opportunities and to work in a creative and productive way. As well important are leadership and managerial skills: Retail Manager is accountable for the developing of strong and qualified teams able to drive and increase the business.
To help with your application please see the below covering letter:
Retail Cover Letter
Application for Retail position
I have recently seen your advert looking for someone in Retail and I would like to apply.
I have had a great deal of experience with customers both face to face and over the telephone and feel that my customer service experience is very good. I enjoy building up relationships with customers and making them to come back and buy again and again. I truly believe that a lot of this is to do with the good customer service they receive as well as the products.
I am an energetic character that enjoys the buzz of the retail world. I have had experience in sales and promotions and understand the role of a retail person and the importance of ensuring the store is kept clean, well stocked and presentable for all the customers coming through the doors.
I am also a very organised person with good administration and IT skills. I am hardworking and dedicated individual who is looking to continue with a career in Retail and be able to move up within a company.
I am flexible on my working patterns and have no restrictions on when I can and cannot work.
Should you be interested in my experience please do not hesitate to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Retail Manager Cover Letter Example
Dear HR / Recruitment Manger,
Application for the vacancy of Retail Manager.
It is with great interest that I am presenting my CV for the position advertised in (where the job was found). I am greatly interested in this position and I believe that my profile could be the perfect fit for your team, thanks to my qualifications and working background.
I possess broad based managerial and retail background, working for various company as Retail Manager. I have experience in exploiting retailing opportunities and in maximizing business prospects. I have a strong understanding of customers and markets dynamics and, thanks to my communication skills, I have always been able to meet company targets and to achieve established business goals.
Furthermore, I have a strong ability to train and build up solid sales team and as well to maintain a customer focused culture within the entire team. I strongly believe that people are the real sales force, therefore nothing is more important than have a qualified and retained staff; this is the reason why -in my previous positions – I have always tried to focus my attention both to business growth and to staff development.
I am available for interview at a time convenient for yourselves, and I would be pleased to attend for interview at your convenience to allow me to discuss my experience and qualities further. My full contact details can be found on my CV.
Many thanks for your time, and I hope to hear from you in the near future.