If you like to be busy, interact
with lots of people and to be on your feet alot then a position
in a retail business would be good for
you. As well, you may pick and choose which industry it is that
you are interested working in. For example, if you love animals
you could work in a pet shop, if you are interested in fashion
you could work in a clothing store.
Retail stores come in many different
types - there are department stores that sell a large variety
of items - such as Wal-mart and Zellers, there are grocery stores
such as Loblaws and Loeb, there are specialty stores such as Bed
Bath & Beyond, the Beauty Shop, computer technology stores,
jewelry stores and various pet stores, clothing stores such as
the Gap and Old Navy, Sporting stores such as Sports Authority
and Sports Experts, and hardware and home improvement stores such
as Ace hardware and the Home Depot.
The best people suited for retail
sorts of jobs are people who are out-going
and high energy. It is important for you to be able to work in
a busy, fast-paced environment, on your feet and to make customers
As well, there are opportunities
for you to move up in a company (as a manager and maybe in administration).
If you start out at an hourly rate and do a good job, the company
may promote you and this can be very rewarding.