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Retail Sales Associate

57,003 Jobs Available
in US
$ 10.50 - 21.85/hour

Resumes of Retail Sales Associate

Writing an effective Retail Sales Associate resume is an essential part of your job search. Make sure you include a summary of your experience and goals, plus, list relevant work experience, certifications and computer programs you know. Also, highlight your skills, such as: being a good communicator, managing projects and more.

Be sure to use some of the same words found in the job description, and don't forget to proofread! Our Retail Sales Associate resume examples will guide you through this process. Build your resume at CareerBuilder in a few clicks or, upload an existing one, now.


Typical Retail Sales Associate responsibilities to be added to your resume.

  • Prepare merchandise for purchase or rental.

  • Describe merchandise and explain use, operation, and care of merchandise to customers.

  • Prepare sales slips or sales contracts.

  • Estimate and quote trade-in allowances.

  • Sell or arrange for delivery, insurance, financing, or service contracts for merchandise.

  • Answer questions regarding the store and its merchandise.

  • Maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices.

  • Clean shelves, counters, and tables.

  • Inventory stock and requisition new stock.

  • Greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs.

  • Estimate cost of repair or alteration of merchandise.

  • Exchange merchandise for customers and accept returns.

  • Maintain records related to sales.

  • Ticket, arrange, and display merchandise to promote sales.

  • Place special orders or call other stores to find desired items.

  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

  • Estimate quantity and cost of merchandise required, such as paint or floor covering.

  • Open and close cash registers, performing tasks such as counting money, separating charge slips, coupons, and vouchers, balancing cash drawers, and making deposits.

  • Watch for and recognize security risks and thefts and know how to prevent or handle these situations.

  • Demonstrate use or operation of merchandise.

  • Compute sales prices, total purchases, and receive and process cash or credit payment.


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