Your first job is rarely your last, and "assistant manager" isn't always the most logical next step. Get insight into how to formulate your next play and tee yourself up for success in the long term.
- If you're standing there on your first day…already crafting your next play, I'm with you.…Team ambition, but hear me when I say,…give it a couple of months at least…before you start plotting how you'll climb the ladder.…You might be surprised by how much you like…or how much you hate what you're doing.…Only time will tell,…but when the time comes to start thinking…about your career path, first consider, do you like retail?…Like being in the store, interacting with customers,…the environment you're working in, the job itself?…If the answer is yes,…then a typical career path…probably looks something like this.…
Sales associate to floor manager,…to assistant manager, to store manager,…to district manager, to regional manager,…but what if this isn't really your speed…and in the back of your head,…you know this is just a J-O-B to pay your bills…and you have your mind on something else?…Don't totally write off the organization you're with…just because you might not like the job you're in.…Your organization probably has tons of opportunities…
- Identify the major financial pillars in a retail-based business.
- Prepare for your first day by overviewing staff, products, and logistics in advance.
- Recognize the high value times to speak up and ask questions.
- Recall how to prioritize and position opportunities for improvement.
- Explore how to distinguish yourself as the most valuable player in the eyes of your boss.