All Starting out in retail articles

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    Google job search

    Exclusive content from retailTRUST partnered with Qube Learning

    When searching for a new position, you are faced with a huge selection of job search websites. Qube Learning show you how to make the most of Google to help you to find your ideal role.

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    Current vacancies

    We have provided a list of industries who may be recruiting and a link to their career pages.

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    Supply chain and distribution courses from Qube learning

    Qube Vision is an online eLearning course catalogue offering online training courses.

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    Working as the head of online performance

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    Head of Online Performance Paula Bobbett loves her fast-paced role at Dixons Carphone and enjoys the variety the job offers. If you have great data, commercial, creative, interpersonal and digital skills, this could be the ideal role for you.

  • Talent manager Jonny
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    Working as an emerging talent manager

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    Jonny Bevan has been working in retail since he was 16 years old, and is currently the Emerging Talent Manager at Dixons Carphone. Jonny reveals that this is one of the most rewarding jobs in the business because he gets a chance to recruit our future retail leaders and watch them develop in their roles.

  • ecommerce visual merchandising manager Elinor
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    Working as an ecommerce visual merchandising manager

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    Ecommerce Visual Merchandising Manager Elinor desribes why it is important to be customer-obsessed. Retail is a growing sector for ecommerce, and this role is a great way to drive revenue while looking at the bigger picture.

  • Product designer Christina
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    Working as a product designer

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    Product Designer Christina works in the digital team at New Look. Christina highlights how significant continued learning is for an exciting and ever-changing career in the digital space.

  • Product Manager for online apps Szilvia
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    Working as a product manager for mobile apps

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    Product Manager Szilvia manages the mobile apps at New Look. Szilvia explains that if you are a go-getter with superb organisation skills, and you love both fashion and digital, this is the ideal job for you.

  • Senior social media, content and PR manager Katie
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    Working as a senior social media, content and PR manager

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    With over 14 years of experience in brand marketing, Katie Gritt tells us about her role at The Entertainer. The essential skills needed for a senior social media, content and PR manager include creativity, flexibility, and the courage to try new ideas and technology. 

  • online trading manager Scott
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    Working as an online trading manager

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    Online Trading Manager Scott talks about his role at The Entertainer. The key skills and attributes required for this job include excellent analytical skills, and the ability to build effective working relationships with other departments.

  • retail marketing manager Mark
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    Working as retail marketing manager

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    With a fun and rewarding role at The Entertainer, Retail Marketing Manager Mark advises on never giving up on an opportunity. Key attributes for this job include enthusiasm, motivation, and excellent project management skills. 

  • Regional manager Camelia
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    Working as a regional manager

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    From starting her retail career delivering newspapers, Camelia is now Regional Manager at Paul Smith Retail covering the UK, Copenhagen and Australia. 

  • merchandising manager Dan
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    Working as a merchandising manager

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    Dan tells us about his role as Merchandising Manager at Paul Smith Retail. Some of the key skills and attributes for this job include being methodical, analytical and seeing the world from other people’s perspective. 

  • buying manager Patrick
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    Working as a buying manager

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    Buying Manager Patrick explains why being analytical, results-oriented, and able to handle a range of demands across multiple timezones is key to his role at Paul Smith Retail. 

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    How to find your first job with no experience

    If you’re looking for a job with no experience, this video is for you. Linda Raynier explains how you can get a job without experience once you know what makes you valuable, and how you are able to articulate this to employers.

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    The role of online networking when job seeking

    Linda Raynier shares her five key steps to network online to ultimately land more interviews beyond just submitting an application online.

  • Get more customers
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    How to get more customers into your retail store

    Filmed in Leeds city centre, this video from ’The PopUp Business School’ talks about five new ways to get more customers into your store to generate more revenue.

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    The opportunities of online retail and ecommerce

    Watch this interview with Harley Finkelstein, the Chief Platform Officer at Shopify, talking about the online retail revolution and the opportunities to reach new customers.  

  • Retail start up
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    The story of a retail start-up

    Katie McCarthy draws from her experience to provide five tips you should keep in mind when starting a retail business.

  • Job in retail
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    How to get a job in retail

    Joanne Mackie, HR Director of Superdrug, shares some top interview preparation tips for people wanting to get a job in retail.