Find Stoke on Trent jobs in retail with this guide

The retail sector currently represents the very best chance of employment for the vast majority of people in the Stoke on Trent area. Due to the high number of shops and supermarkets in the area more people are employed in the retail sector than in any other, whether that's part time or full time. It doesn't matter whether or not you've got previous experience, although it certainly wouldn't hurt, but the high level of turnover often experienced in these positions (especially when the summer holidays are over and students can no longer work 9-5 shifts five days a week) means that there are always opportunities available for those who are willing to put in the effort.

When searching for Stoke on Trent retail jobs it's very important to remember that you will be acting as the fact of the company you are representing. You will need a pleasant and friendly demeanour, and it pays to be able to strike up chit chat with your customers - after all we are much more likely to return to a friendly store than we are to a cold and impersonal one.

Deciding on the kind of store you would like to work in is an important choice that you will need to make. When you are applying for jobs though, we recommend that you spread your applications around a wide variety of different retailers. This will give you the best possible chance of success.

When applying for work we recommend that you do it in person. Call into the store in question with your latest CV and ask to speak to the manager. Given him a brief overview of your skills and experience and offer him a copy of your CV. Should there be any immediate openings you will likely be asked if you should be considered, while if there aren't you should ask that the manager keep your CV on file until one opens up.

By focussing on places like The Potteries Shopping Center or Feeport Talke, you'll be able to cover plenty of ground in a single day while applying for dozens of jobs.

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