Is a Career in Fashion Retail for You?

If you are looking for an interesting industry to work in fashion retail is well worth taking a look at. For anyone who has an interest in fashion and beauty retail is a good place to start.

No Qualifications Needed for Most Junior Retail Roles

Very few fashion retailers require the people that work in their shops to have academic qualifications. Most management roles do stipulate some qualifications, but the junior roles can be filled by anyone who fits the criteria the company is looking for. All you need to be is well dressed, polite, good with people, capable of following instructions, dependable and have a genuine interest in fashion and helping people.

However, it would be a mistake to assume that working in a fashion retail outlet is easy work. At certain times, like weekends, you will be rushed off your feet, so need to be able to work under pressure for long periods.

During the week, you will be busy preparing the shop for the weekend, changing advertising and displays. Once you have gained a bit of experience you will be required to train new workers. In addition, you need to be able to handle new technologies. Fashion retailers update and change their till and ordering systems on a regular basis, so you need the ability to keep pace with these changes and quickly learn the new systems.

Finding Work

If after reading this, you still want to work in fashion retail all you need to do is to find your first job. By far the best way to do this is to go online to a specialist job board that exclusively deals with retail jobs. There you can quickly search the database of jobs to find those fashion retailers in your area who are currently looking for people. The best sites allow you to narrow your search by job type as well as location and salary. This means that it is easy to find and pick out junior roles. When you find roles you are interested in all you have to do is to apply to a few of them and carry on doing so until you are offered a role.

If you are looking for retail work, in particular fashion retail jobs, go straight to the RetailChoice fashion recruitment page. There you will find hundreds of fashion vacancies available, across the UK.