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Top Skills You Need to Succeed as a Retail Manager

November 9, 2016 3:13 pm

Running a store is a huge responsibility, which is why successful retail managers have a very specific set of skills to draw on. Don’t expect to hop straight into a retail management job with no experience – as these roles demand a high level of confidence and expertise to be...

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How to Create a Mentoring Program in Your Workplace

November 9, 2016 3:12 pm

Rather than constantly looking outside the company for new leaders, many employers are starting to concentrate on the talent under their noses. If staff are not performing to their true potential, consider a mentoring program to bring out the retail skills which might be lying dormant in existing employees. It’s...

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How to Answer the “What Salary Do You Expect?” Question

October 25, 2016 3:39 pm

No interview question has the power to make us quite as uncomfortable as the dreaded “what is your desired or expected salary?” The success of your answer relies on walking a tricky tightrope between confidence and humility. The figure or salary range you give has to be high enough to...

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4 Top Employment Trends in the Retail Industry

October 25, 2016 3:39 pm

Big data and omni-channel marketing are transforming the retail employment space in Australia and New Zealand, with traditional buying roles in decline. To help employers respond to the changing landscape and hire the right talent, we’ve compiled four of the top retail shifts drawn from Seek Employment Trends reports in both countries....

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Hiring a Retail Manager: Many Skills in One Package

September 19, 2016 10:00 am

It only takes one bad experience to put a retail customer off for life. With so much competition among retailers these days, you need a manager who will fire on multiple fronts – pleasing customers, dealing effectively with staff and overseeing the smooth running of your enterprise. Discovering all that...

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5 Ways to Research a Retailer before the Job Interview

September 7, 2016 10:06 am

There’s nothing worse than turning up to an interview not knowing anything about the company and its culture. Being unprepared for a job interview is likely to let you down, no matter how skilled you are or how extensive your retail experience is. It’s wise to acquaint yourself with as many...

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6 Tips for Hiring Retail Sales Superstars

August 10, 2016 4:50 pm

Every retailer wants the cream of the talent crop, but it’s not always an easy task to find them. You need a strong online presence, a clear profile of the ideal candidate and a smart way of interacting with applicants in order to identify the superstars. Here’s our guide to creating...

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How to Prepare for Your Second Interview

August 10, 2016 4:45 pm

So you’ve survived the first round, and have been invited back for a second retail interview. Potential employers will use this to ramp up the pressure and examine your job suitability in even more detail. So what is the best way of preparing for this important meeting? Remember you’re a serious...

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Retail Salary Guide 2016-17

July 1, 2016 12:45 pm

Our retail salary guide for the 2016-2017 FY is now available to download. This guide provides a comprehensive review of the latest recruitment trends and salary information in the Australian and New Zealand retail industry. What’s in this year’s guide? In this year’s guide, we have included the following information:...

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5 Mistakes to Avoid after the Interview

June 7, 2016 6:25 pm

One of the worst things about a job interview is waiting to hear if you’ve been successful. You need to keep positive, but don’t want to be over-confident. It can be difficult to find the right mindset and not get lost in speculation. Here are five important mistakes to avoid...

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