What do an accountant, a deli clerk, an electrician, a pharmacist, and a training development specialist have in common? The answer is that all of them work in Alberta’s largest industry—the retail industry. There are thousands of jobs from cashier to CEO. Think retail is just customer service and sales jobs? Think again! Every business needs employees in all areas.
I recall when the local Tim’s went up. The workers on the site told me that they were employees of Tim’s but construction was all they did.
They had tradesmen and designers that went to each community to build each franchise. And Tim’s is not unique.
Each business needs everyone from builders and designers to a human resources department, an accounting department, purchasing and warehousing people, a health and safety officer and inspector, and everything else.
So if you think a job in retail means just front end sales you could be missing the big picture and chance for a rewarding career.
Certainly getting in on the ground level never hurts. It gives you a chance to develop some skills and a working knowledge of the business.
But it can also be a stepping stone to a career in the finance department, as a merchandise designer, or even as the VP!
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