Those in retail, especially managers…

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

@worldtraveler:  You’re probably over qualified.

I applied for retail jobs during grad school. I never even got a call. They could tell by my education level that it would just be a backup job and I wouldn’t stick around for long.

I would suggest leaving out education details or anything to give away that you want a “backup” job. 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

@worldtraveler:  Possibly.

People with open availability will have first dibs on an interview. 

But I do think these jobs are more competetive now because so many people have been laid off or let go from their regular jobs. 

Have you looked into restaurant? You’d make a lot more money serving than you would working retail. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Retail might be a back up for you but it’s not for a lot of people and for that reason places can be picky because they have a lot to choose from. Most aren’t looking to hire someone they know could and would quit the second they get hired.

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