Originally Posted by imatlas
I would imagine at 99% of the people who apply to BR for retail sales positions have zero retail experience. I'm exaggerating, of course, but really your job right now is to package and market yourself as the most motivated and professional applicant, regardless of experience. Write up your work experience to highlight what you actually did, not just the title and job description. Did you figure out a smarter way to file stuff? Perfect. How much time did it save over a year? Even better.
Do you know anyone who works there now? Can you get to know someone - like an RA at your local store?
I figured that a resume would be useless for a sales position at BR, and I'm not sure that trying to explain my work in a non-related field would be the best use of my interview time.
I was thinking that my main selling point would be my availability. I am willing to work any day of the week at any time since my summer is completely open. Also, I am not looking to just ditch them when the next school year starts, I am willing to keep working for however long they need me to.
Also, would it be best to apply in-store early on a weekday like Monday so I have a better chance of meeting the manager? I figured that they must be very busy during the weekends. Applying online before applying in the actual store would probably make it seem like I don't really care about the job that much.
I should also mention that the specific BR I am applying to is a smaller, more boutique-type location, so I think that my availability and motivation would really stand out for them.
Do I have the right attitude about this right now?