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Career and Education Opportunities for Retail Salesmen

In general, retail salesmen sell merchandise, such as furniture, motor vehicles, or apparel in a retail establishment.

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Retail Salesman career.

STATES WITH Retail Salesman OPPORTUNITIES

Highlighted states contain educational opportunities in Sales and Clerical

JOB DESCRIPTION: Retail Salesman

Retail Salesman video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Retail salesmen greet clients and ascertain what each customer wants or needs. They also describe products and explain use, operation, and up keep of products to clients. Equally important, retail salesmen have to recommend and help locate or obtain products on the basis of customer needs and desires. They are often called upon to maintain knowledge of current sales and promotions, policies regarding payment and exchanges, and security practices. They are expected to answer questions regarding stores and their products. Finally, retail salesmen ticket, arrange and display products to advance sales.

Every day, retail salesmen are expected to be able to articulate ideas and problems. They need to listen to and understand others in meetings. It is also important that they speak clearly.