The interviewer would like for you to bring your experience to life for them. Take a few minutes to walk the interviewer through your overall experience, being sure to highlight any significant wins, your most substantial sales, or other accomplishments that will make you a stand-out candidate. There is no need for you to go more than ten years into your work history unless the experience applies to the role for which you are interviewing.
"I have five years' experience working in retail. Starting with Company ABC, I was a commissioned sales rep, always landing in the Top 3 for weekly sales numbers. For the past three years, I have worked with Company XYZ as an assistant manager. I have seen great success here; however, I am now ready to jump into a full-time store management position."
"I am new to the retail industry but have researched a great deal in regards to customer service and sales. I am currently reading 'Brilliant Selling: What the Best Salespeople Know, Do, and Say" by Tom Bird and Jeremy Cassell. I feel that this book, and my other research, will ensure that I have a strong start with your company."
"My experience in retail spans over ten years. Starting as a floor salesperson, I have worked my way into a Management role, and am now ready to explore District and Regional Management opportunities, such as yours. Over the years I have taken a great deal of training including courses in negotiations, dispute resolution, loss prevention, and recruitment and selection. I am a top sales performer in every role that I take on, and currently, hold the #1 spot in my company for sales performance. I look forward to bringing these same results to your organization."