My career in retail sales lasted all of 3 days. It was at a trendy clothing store in a huge mall and although the traffic in the store was high, I think I sold 1 belt and a pair of socks. It just wasn't for me.
Monster lists out several tips on how to succeed as a retail manager which of course, takes place after you exceed my historic sales.
You've just been promoted to your first retail management job. Congratulations! You certainly deserve a pat on the back. But don't let your joy at landing the new position distract you from the significant challenges that lie ahead. Running a retail store isn't easy, and inexperienced, untested managers tend to make plenty of rookie mistakes.Read on at Monster.com
According to Kelley Robertson, a longtime retail sales trainer and author of Stop, Ask and Listen: How to Welcome Your Customers and Increase Your Sales, new managers face no shortage of difficulties in coping with all the added responsibilities.
"The two biggest challenges are managing their time and learning how to delegate [properly and effectively]," he says. "Managing multiple priorities, dealing with the fires that crop up in a day, responding to new problems and situations where they lack the experience also add to the list."