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Why do you want to work in retail?
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Working in retail can definitely be a challenging experience. Knowing what a career in retail is, and what to expect, before your job interview is a huge plus. Example, customer service skills are very important. Demonstrate to the interviewer that you have the patience and positive attitude to work in a retail environment. Also, you love helping others! You are thrilled to share your home improvement knowledge with all patrons. Tell the interviewer, you enjoy being on your feet! You can't imagine what it would be like to have a desk job, and you love the daily interactions with new people.
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User-Submitted Answers

Why do you want to work in retail?
It's something that interested me.
Because I am a people person and I love working with people and being able to help when I can.
I feel like it's the next step for me as far as college steps.
I have extensive sales and customer service experience.
I have previous experience in retail for 10 years.
It is a fast paced environment, having to work in teams and helps develop valuable skills.
I like to help others and I think this will be a good place for me to work.
I want to work in retails because I like to work with people.
It would be good experience, and I think I would do well working in retail.
I have technically a little retail experience but id like a little more hands on experience.
I have worked in retail for most of my life. I feel comfortable helping people and enjoy making customers happy and feel welcome in the store.
I like working with people and working in retail can be rewarding and chalkenging.
Because I am friendly and really good with people and talking them into a good product that the store offers or they are looking for.
I enjoy helping others and making sure they get what they are looking for and are satisfied.
I have worked in retail most of my life. I enjoy providing customers a service which provide them to receive what they are looking for and leave with a smile on their face.