Resume for a Sales Associate Job Position

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Sales associates can be found in almost every retail outlet. These individuals are responsible for helping customers find what they want and helping them make decisions that will lead to a sale. The best candidates for this position have a positive, friendly attitude and are excellent at oral communication. There are no formal education requirements for this position, making it an ideal entry-level job.

There are a number of physical requirements that you will need to fulfill to meet the needs of this position. Most sales associates spend the majority of their shifts standing or walking. The ability to lift heavy objects and to help customers access hard to reach items will almost certainly be required.

Because this position serves as such an ideal gateway position to many other opportunities, there is a great deal of competition when a sales associate opening becomes available. A well-crafted resume like the one below will increase your chances of being hired.

Karl Luebbers


E-Mail: [email]

89 Greenfield Rd

Boston, MA 02108


Professional Summary

Skilled sales associate with four years of experience in the retail field. Self-motivated and highly energetic. Highly skilled in communicating with customers and influencing the direction of a sale. Good with numbers and capable of learning new technology as desired. Very flexible regarding shifts and time requirements.
Areas of Expertise

•Customer service

Retail sales
Verbal communication
Point of sale hardware and software
Stock and inventory
Communication with management and other sales associates
Daily cleaning and maintenance
Stock facing and proper sales presentation

Professional Experience

Sales Associate, Famous Footwear

8/2011 – present

Meet customers as they enter the store and facilitate their needs in order to make a sale. Received Employee of the Year honors in 2013. Key responsibilities include:

Provide superior customer service from the moment a person walks through the door until they check out at the register.
Communicate honest and helpful advice to the customer to help them make the best purchasing decision possible.
Maintain stock and inventory.
Monitor floor activity and prevent possible theft.
Clean aisles and rearrange disrupted displays during slow periods.
Provide advice and training to fellow sales associates as needed.
Receive phone communications and answer customer questions by telephone and email.

Courtesy Clerk, Green Grocer Supermarkets

3/2010 – 7/2011

Provided customer service at the front end of a high volume grocery store. Key responsibilities included:

Handled fast-paced front end environment.
Provided bagging services to multiple customers at once.
Assisted in helping customers locate items on the sales floor.
Handled inventory and restocking during slow periods.
Operated cash register during busy periods or when the front end was short-handed.
Brought large grocery orders to customers’ vehicles.
Assisted customers with physical disabilities in getting the items they needed and transporting them to their vehicles.
Cleaned interior and exterior of the store.
Facilitated with opening and closing procedures.


•High School Diploma, Portland Union High School, Portland, ME, 2010

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