Starting Careers in Retail

Despite the steady drumbeat of retail chains closing outlets, retail remains a growth segment. From this NRF blog post, retailers are trying several new approaches including:

  • Social media - LinkedIn remains a must for any job seeker including those looking for a career in retail. Also, retailers are posting openings on their respective LinkedIn pages.
  • blogs - Similarly, retailers post openings on their blogs.
  • Virtual career fairs - A new entry in the job hunt strategy. NRF hosted its first one in 2013 and plans to host a second one on Apr. 2.

Beyond this list, check retailer's websites. Also, learn what different positions require for each retailer. For example, a store manager at Target is a very different position than a store manager at Express.