Career Option in Retail Sales


Retail has been a great career avenue in recent times. As the government has increased the FDI ceiling in the sector contribution of the organized retail is on the higher side in the economy. On the same line this sector has generated maximum jobs in the country. It implies well groomed, customer centric staff who is always ready to help the customers. One can see immense growth opportunities in terms of money, designation, responsibility and authority. Sales is a challenging and high growth field and for retail organization sales team is the back bone for business growth.

Eligibility:

It is a right career choice for those who are good in interaction with people, customer centric, trustworthy and sales mindset. The basic qualification to enter into the fields a graduate degree but specialized courses are available to go for BBA/MBA in retail management or any other diploma in retail sales management can help to enter in the sector. Some of the courses and institute are as under.

Courses

  • Certificate/Diploma in retail management
  • Certificate/Diploma in sales and distribution management
  • MBA in Retail Management
  • Job oriented certification in Retail Institutes
  • NIIT Career Development Centers
  • ITM University
  • Academy of Retail and Sales Management
  • Centum Learning
  • All the Management Education Institutes

Career Avenues:

Retail Sales is a high growth potential field as it gives exposure to deal with national and international clients. Selling always give more opportunity to learn and earn. Various categories of retail like mega stores and outlets like Big Bazar,Home Town,Croma,Easy day,More,Spencers,Wall Mart ,KFC,Dominos,Pizza Hut, Barista and hundreds of others are offering jobs at various position starting from the sales executive to even sales heads. Sales manager are handling teams of customer executive in their skill upgradation.Candidates have opportunity to move to the overseas locations of the companies if they perform well.

Salaries:

In retail sales one can earn starting salaries ranging between Rs.10000 to Rs.20000 on monthly basis.Peformance linked incentives are also attached which depends on the volume of the business. After getting experience one can reach to senior positions where he can earn up to Rs.50000 to Rs.80000 per month also. There is no limit of upside as it depends on the person’s skill, attitude and the business he is adding to the company.

Present Outlook:

A lot of development and updates are happening in the retail sector. Multinational Corporations are opening their offices in India as Wall Mart, Spencer and others. New government policies are also supporting as the increased FII and FDI limits.Organised retail is on the boom and lakhs of jobs are emanating to fill the gap. Joint ventures between Indian and Foreign companies are happening and global standards are also becoming a part of Indian industries.

Hence to conclude we can say that retail sector is most promising career option in present times. By choosing this field one can fulfill his or her desires by earning, learning and spending for the livilihood.Many graduate are joining the field and one should give it the first choice.

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