Retail sector is in booming phase and creating many job opportunities to the job aspirants. As per the industry report, 2014 is most promising year for the job seekers with great career opportunities. This boom is created due to adding new retail outlets by top MNCs as per the changing demands of Indian consumers. Indian retailersalso in hiring spree and recruiting for entry level and front line roles as per the growing consumer demand. Below tips may helpful to the candidates who have been planning to build their career in retail sector:
Academic qualification: There is no technical qualification required to join in retail industry. The nuances of retail and categories can be picked up on the job as well.
Special skills: There is a real growth in retail sector and many opportunities shave been created in retail sector. New applicants should have some exclusive skills like analytical skills, creativity, and decisiveness and risk tolerance. If you want to join in store department then you need to have planning, people management, inventory control, understanding of operations and customer management skills well, apart from being good with data.
Jobs: Demand for retail jobs has been growing in different departments like store operations, supply chain management, merchandising, human resource, finance and marketing. Qualified MBA candidates will make sense for these jobs and many retail companies entering in to market every year.
Experience: If a person starts their career and then become expertise in their filed with proper experience. One cannot get a good experience if there is lack of expertise to begin with.
Job profile: You should have clear job profile to get succeed in your career. An employee should have clear perception about the company’s vision, future plans, financial strength, and culture before he comes on board. The candidates who are applying for the jobs also have strong analytical skills and knowledge leading people of the company.
Focus on customers: Retails sector is more customers’ oriented and new entrants should have the skills like right attitude, enthusiasm and maturity to deal with new and existing customers with more responsibly. Companies can train the employees from ground level with new strategies to attract new customers and retain old customers by playing key role in building networking for the effective growth of business development. This will be formed with strong basics on retail sector and timely sense and good approach to serve the customers.