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Retail Salespersons sell goods to customers in retail establishments and demonstrate and explain functions and qualities of these goods.
Basic Educational and Training Requirements
Persons with a high school diploma or with 2 years of college education are qualified for the job of a Retail Salesperson. The training for hired retail salespersons are usually conducted in-house. The topics generally discussed are customer service, security, store policies and procedures, and in some cases, how to operate a cash register. Depending on the type of product they are selling, retail salespersons may be given specialized training by manufacturers' representatives. Large retail businesses usually prefer to hire college graduates as management trainees, making college education a requirement even at the entry level in large establishments.
Skills and Competencies
Physical Attributes and Characteristics
The starting wage for many retail sales positions is the equivalent minimum wage prevailing in the locality of employment. On top of the basic pay, some establishments give commissions under a quota system. To promote teamwork among the sales staff, some employers provide incentives such as the grant of bonuses and other benefits in kind. In addition, retail salespersons are given discounts on the store's merchandise.
Prospects for Career Advancement
As salespersons gain experience and seniority, they usually move to positions of greater responsibility. Employees even without college degrees may advance to administrative or supervisory positions as long as they display strong motivation and extraordinary capability.
This occupation offers many opportunities both for full-time and part-time work. Retail Salespersons may be employed in various settings ranging from small specialty shops employing a few persons to giant department stores with hundreds of employees. Others can also be part-time, self-employed representatives of direct-sales companies.
Many new jobs in retail selling are expected to be created due to businesses expanding their operations, the need for temporary workers during peak selling periods, and a growing population that normally results to rising retail sales.
Cost of Education *
Secondary education is free in the public sector. In private institutions, the cost of a high school education varies depending on the school’s category. It may range from P20,000 to 35,000 a year.
* Based on tuition fee rates for school year 2007 - 2008
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