What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Retail Store Manager in High Point:
"Always keep an open mind."
What I have learned in my years of corporate retail is that it is easy to get complacent after years of service especially when you are having a hard time making goals or quotas. The best advice I can give in these instances is to step outside of your own box and try to inspire your self to try new and creative ways to make your goals.... This not only is exciting and enjoyable to the staff but it creates a community of customers and staff alike who are excited to come to your store just to pay a visit sometimes which ultimately leads to more sales.....but the most important part of keeping an open mind is it always allows for a refreshing look on the Same issues we all face in corporate retail but it keeps you from becoming bitter defeatist and complacent which is the biggest store killer of all.
Retail Store Manager in Dallas:
Negotiate your salary properly by making the correct researches and making sure you have good benefits.
Retail Store Manager in Grove City:
"What you don't know about being a store manager."
This position an lead you into many others in the retail world. I've used many skills, and developed many people. It can be very rewarding but also very difficult. You must be able to multi task, adjust to many different situations and work difficult hours.
Retail Store Manager in Atlanta:
"You need to manage by the numbers!"
Find out as much as you can about the sales history and come up with a plan to improve it.
Retail Store Manager in Klamath Falls:
"How much documentation is required."
Get organized as soon as possible. Find a place for everything. Start out firm, you can soften later.