A smart, conscientious and customer focused shop assistant with extensive experience of selling, stocking and ordering merchandise in a retail and sales operation. Always paying specific attention to detail, and having a approachable, cheerful and friendly attitude.
Currently looking for a suitable shop assistant position in a exciting retail outlet that offers significant opportunities for career progression.
Karen Aitken has been unemployed for the last year, due to a contract coming to an end.
She's worked in retail before, as a sales assistant in Primark, and has also done some volunteering at a charity shop.
I have a range of experience in retail including sales, customer care and stock room positions.
Through volunteering roles, I've developed strong communication and organisation skills.
Open with a friendly greeting, and outline what you’re there to do. Why do you think you’d be good at it, and why do you want it?
For Karen, she has a lot of retail experience already and is keen to work in a shop again.
It’s important to write a cover letter for any job application you make. Because by describing a little more about yourself, you’ll be able to convince your employers that you’re the right person for the job. I’m writing to apply for the shop assistant vacancy you’re advertising online, as I think I’d have a lot to offer in the role.' This is the bit where you explain why you’re applying for the job.
Working for Next would give me a great opportunity to put my skills and experience to good use.' Outline what the things you've done already that show you’d be right for the job.
Describe previous work experience and duties, listing the skills you developed in these roles.
Our three core tools - About Me, Skills and Strengths - will also help you work out what you're good at.
They'll also provide you with detailed results, that you can use as a basis for your cover letter and CV. It's a short description about you and your qualities. 'A hard-working, friendly individual who enjoys being part of a busy retail team.