Retail Sales: Switch Job Cards vs. Job Descriptions

At Switch, a mobile job app that allows users to scan job postings quickly and easily, our pared down job descriptions -- known as “job cards” -- strip away all the needless jargon and include only the essentials. Our personalized, simplified job descriptions can not only streamline your job search, but they also provide a better idea of how to focus your own resume and optimize your job hunt. Switch currently offers 18 different “job functions” that cover everything from account management to software engineering.

Today, we’ll look at the way retail sales job cards differ from typical internet job descriptions. For examples, check out the slideshow to the right. Then download the app to try it out for yourself!

Retail Sales Job Cards

Retail sales is a sub-section of the sales field, and Switch has established it as an autonomous job function due to its particular requirements. The retail sales position is almost always a consumer-facing one, though often the job description -- especially at technological companies -- includes some technical expertise as well. The job requires a healthy attitude, attention to detail, and either the ability to delegate as a manager or to take delegation from a manager.

Depending on the nature of the company, retail sales positions can involve specific functions or require specific experience that may initially be unclear. To cut down on the endless scrolling through retail sales job boards, Switch has distilled the various open positions to their most important component parts. 

Most Popular Skills for Retail Sales

  • User Experience
  • Management
  • Sales analysis
  • Research
  • Retail sales
  • Communication skills
  • Innovative thinking
  • Customer service
  • Income Statement proficiency
  • Software Development Life Cycle