- Hi Pracheta, great question! I had your same issue, but in reverse: from cosmetic retail to creative roles. Don’t be fooled by not having some previous retail experience, what’s important is how you “sell” yourself and tour skills. In retail a lot is about social skills. For example, you mentioned you worked a lot as a freelancer. That means you had a lot to do with people and managing relationships with them. It requires listening to their needs, understanding them and in the end, create a pleasant environment to work in. This is essential in retail :) talk about what being a freelancer taught you in terms of social skills and how to handle clients’ relationships. Add it to your cover letter i am sure it will help you get to at least an interview stage! Hope this helps :) cheers!
- Maybe employers think you're looking for a retail job as a means to an end? Just to plug the gap?I would add an introduction to your CV explaining why you're looking for work in retail. Or, even better, add a covering letter. Then, you can showcase why you're passionate, and why you want to work with them.This will help you stand-out from the crowd!
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