The retail industry: one size fits all. No matter what your situation is, there will always be a position to suit you in retail. Students, parents, casual work, full-time work…
Retail is what you make it. If you’re looking for something to fit around your schedule, this could be it. If you’re looking for a fun, social environment to work in, this could be it. If you’re looking for an opportunity to get out of the office life, this could be it. If you want to go into medicine, this probably isn’t it. Sorry.
Below are a few key benefits to working in retail…
In all senses of the word. Flexible hours, flexible geography. Whether you are looking for part-time or full-time work, retail needs you. They are all about those flexible hours! Also. Retail is absolutely everywhere, hence ‘flexible geography’. If you want to work in retail, the world is absolutely your oyster. There will be opportunities waiting for you around the globe!
Room for Growth
Much like any corporation, there is a ladder within retail. Whether you choose to climb it or not is completely up to you. If a part time job is all you’re looking for, then perfect. If you want to climb to management or venture even further up the ladder, there are so many options and room for growth within the industry.
Retail can be used as a great stepping-stone into almost any professional industry. You will gain crucial skills including customer service and teamwork. These are essential in a variety of different careers, so even if retail is your first job, it will be important to your future employers. I know it worked for me, my first job was working at Best & Less!
This is a job where you are constantly surrounded by people, whether they are your customers or your colleagues. It can be a very social environment to work in, which is great if you love to work with people!
Of course, with every job comes perks. Who doesn’t love a good discount?