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What are some retail stores that require a paper application?

January 28, 2011 7 comments

What are some retail stores that require a paper application?
I have applied to over 20 stores online and I do not seem to get anywhere. I’m unemployed straight of college and just want a simple retail job. I figure that maybe the trick to getting this job is to apply in person that way I can get the manager’s attention. What are some retail stores that still accept paper applications or are exclusively paper applications only. Thanks in advance.

Answer: i had the same problem and it definitely is better to apply with a paper application because the management team already gets a feeling for you when you walk in. not many places really accept paper applications anymore but some that do are:
american eagle
forever 21
aeropostale
abercrombie

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How do I start a successful retail business?

January 28, 2011 7 comments

How do I start a successful retail business?
I need assistance to get my questions answered regarding starting a retail business:

1. Which retail business would be best to start and why: a) Specialty retail business or b) Mail order business?

2. Which type of business is more predictable and does not change often: Specialty retail or mail order?

3. Many people say that PASSION is important when it comes to starting a business because the owner will have to work long hour to make his or her business a success. I agree with that but can you explain to me why there are many people out there who started their successful businesses outside their PASSION?

4. How can I choose products and services to sell that fit my personality and are part of my values?

5. I took a Myers-Briggs personality test and the result of the test shows that my personality type is an ISFJ (Introverted, Sensing, Feeling, Judging). Would someone like me who possess this personality type can become successful in operating his or her retail business?

Answer:

Answer by Jessica E
1st – whatever the product know your market – find your niche and be the best or find a niche that people really need.
2nd – identify the best way to advertise to your market
3rd – identify your competitors
4th – as for self – only you know if you have what it takes to be successful. Realize you don’t have to go it alone, there are many people like you and you can join minds for something great!

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